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Scott Lively and Alan Chambers Respond to Questions About Uganda Conference

Timothy Kincaid

March 13th, 2009

Dr. Warren Throckmorton contacted Scott Lively about the coverage of the Uganda conference in which he endorsed criminalization of homosexuality. Here is his response:

I did promote therapy as an option to imprisonment, citing my own experience benefiting from optional therapy after an arrest for drunk driving many years ago. In fact, it was during that period I accepted Christ and was spontaneously healed of alcoholism and drug addiction.

I don’t think under the circumstances homosexuality should be decriminalized in Uganda since it seems to be the only thing stopping the international “gay” juggernaut from turning Uganda into another Brazil.

He also posts the full Exodus International response.

Alan Chambers, President of Exodus International, responded to reports about an Exodus board member’s participation at a conference in Uganda on homosexuality:

“Unfortunately, Uganda as a country has demonstrated severe hostility towards homosexuals supporting criminalization of homosexual behavior and proposing compulsory therapy – positions that Exodus International unequivocally denounces. It is our sincere desire to offer an alternative message that encompasses a compassionate, biblical view of homosexuality not just here in America, but around the world. We applaud our board member’s attempt to convey these truths to a country in need.”

I don’t trust myself to respond just yet other than to say that it would seem that Alan doesn’t know the meaning of the word “unequivocally”.

Click here to see BTB’s complete coverage of recent anti-gay developments in Uganda.

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Lynn David
March 13th, 2009 | LINK

The whole episode is an insult to all that should be deemed good in mankind.

John
March 13th, 2009 | LINK

Alan Chambers is a liar. He claims that Exodus International does not support criminalizing homosexuality, yet he disagreed with the US Supreme Court when they struck down sodomy laws in Lawrence v. Texas. Alan Chambers supported sodomy laws which criminalize homosexuality.

His Exodus Board member was a willing participant in this disgraceful conference in Kampala, prominently touting his Exodus connections while Alan Chambers remained silent. Chambers’ silence was a clear message to all that he did not disapprove of either the conference or his fellow Board Member’s participation. He still is extolling the virtues of his fellow Board Member’s participation in the conference.

Alan Chambers and Exodus International are both a disgrace to humankind and Christianity.

quo III
March 14th, 2009 | LINK

Maybe Chambers changed his mind. His current position in favour of decriminalizing homosexuality seems somewhat odd, since the Bible describes homosexuality as deserving of death.

AJD
March 14th, 2009 | LINK

Such a nice bullshitplate response from Mr. Chambers.

Bruce Garrett
March 15th, 2009 | LINK

“You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”

grantdale
March 15th, 2009 | LINK

Such a nice boy.

(imagine a Greek yaiyai pinching your cheek to the point of pain at this point… and then force-feeding you on truly spiffy food. Such was my coming-home-from-school-with-my-mates adolescence.)

We all have our place in this World; and plainly yours in not ours, Timothy (and Jim). We’ve have trusted ourselves to say what we’d (sometimes) later regret but, ehhh.

And such a nice boy. Alan do not deserve you.

:)

Regan DuCasse
March 15th, 2009 | LINK

LOL Bruce!
The Princess Bride is one of my favorite movies.

Anyhoo…what can I tell ya folks? The whole sorry business of dealing in ex gay anything would make strange and wrongful bedfellows.

For Throckmorton to think otherwise is naive at best, and why would anyone trust Chambers and Co as far as they can throw them?

homer
March 16th, 2009 | LINK

The likelihood of Uganda becoming the next Brazil is rather low, except in the minds of morons like Mr. Lively.

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