Box Turtle Podcast 2/13/2010

Gabriel Arana

February 13th, 2010

BTB contributors talk about the new “gay couples study” showing over half of participants are in “open” relationships — and the DADT repeal. Listen below or subscribe to the podcast on iTunes (click here, then click “subscribe” in the iTunes window).


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Box Turtle Bulletin Podcast, Listen In!

Gabriel Arana

January 12th, 2010

This is the inaugural episode of what we hope will be a regular podcast at Box Turtle Bulletin. The format we’ve tentatively agreed upon is a discussion of three topics that are prominent in the news. If our readers can think of topics they’d like to hear about, or have any other suggestions or comments, please let us know.

We are also working on making the podcast available on iTunes so that you can subscribe to the feed and have the episodes downloaded automatically on your mp3 player.

For this installment, you have Timothy, Jim and me (Gabriel) discussing the Prop. 8 trial, the Uganda situation, and the Portugal marriage decision:


Peterson Toscano Debates Memphis Pastor on Christian Radio

Jim Burroway

February 26th, 2008

Peterson Toscano went on the Info Radio Network to debate pastor Bill Bellican from Memphis’ Central Church, which hosted the Love Won Out ex-gay conference this weekend. It’s a very long program and difficult to listen to at times. It is definitely not for the faint of heart.

But I love how host Larry Bates suddenly rushed to commercial when Peterson vigorously challenged him on the story of Sodom and Ghomorrah (that’s at about the 20 minute mark). Also, at the 34 minute mark the host went straight to the usual Paul Cameron statistics. At the one hour mark, he very adroitly and compassionately handled the alcoholism analogy. And at the 1:32 mark, Peterson was able to reveal to that audience what the Jones and Yarhouse ex-gay study really found — something that very few ex-gay proponents are willing to acknowledge.

But the worst is at the 1:36 minute mark when the host said, “The reason that a lot of homosexuals are upset with programs like Love Won Out, the ex-gays getting out of the gay lifestyle is, quite frankly, is they’re raiding the meat market, in other words you’re just simply are losing propects, because the average gay man and gay woman has multiple partners and you’re running out of prospects.”


At times, the program appeared to be two-against one, with the host and pastor on one side against Peterson. And yet Peterson seemed to retain the upper hand through it all. I’m amazed at how well he was able to keep his cool throughout the two hour program. I really don’t think I could have done it.

A Gay Man’s Experience Attending Love Won Out – Part III

Daniel Gonzales

May 30th, 2007

Today’s podcast the final segment in my interview of Jim Burroway, a gay man who attended Love Won Out. Jim says of Nancy Heche’s presentation “She left them, at the end of her talk, praying for their children to change.” Jim also discusses Alan Chambers’ presentation in which Alan tells the audience “expect a life of denial.”


TVC’s And NARTH’s Use Of The Derogatory Term ‘Shemale’

Daniel Gonzales

May 23rd, 2007

shemale1.jpgDaniel talks with Autumn (a trans contributor at Ex-Gay Watch) about the TVC’s and NARTH’s use of the derogatory term “shemale.” Most recently the TVC used the term in a political cartoon attacking the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, currently in Congress. Autumn notes the term is used almost exclusively in either pornography or by anti-gay/trans activists.

TVC cartoon
NARTH’s use of “shemale”
GoodAsYou.Org’s analysis of cartoon


Activist Groups React To Falwell’s Death

Daniel Gonzales

May 16th, 2007

In today’s show Daniel examines some of the gay and ex-gay activist groups that sent out press releases today regarding the passing of Jerry Falwell as well as a clip of NPR asking tough questions of Paul Weyrich, a friend of Falwell.


NPR story
Falwell’s claim of millions of exgays
CNN’s interview last week 

A Gay Man’s Experience Attending Love Won Out – Part II

Daniel Gonzales

May 9th, 2007

Today’s podcast is a continuation of my interview with Jim Burroway who attended Love Won Out. Jim discusses “ex-lesbian” Melissa Fryrear’s talk and the shocking effect it had on parents who took her outrageous statements literally.


A Gay Man’s Experience Attending Love Won Out – Part I

Daniel Gonzales

May 3rd, 2007

It’s Thursday night and here’s this week’s episode, a chat with Jim Burroway about his experience attending Love Won Out in Phoenix. This podcast is part I and focuses on Joseph Nicolosi’s speech.


Why There’s No Podcast Today

Daniel Gonzales

May 1st, 2007

Hey this is Daniel, my first two ideas for guests fell through and then I had to work overtime on Tuesday night so I haven’t got a show ready just yet but check back in the next couple days when I’ll be putting up an interview with Jim Burroway who attended Love Won Out Phoenix to talk about his experience.


A Chat With Peterson Toscano On “The Ex-Gay Survivor’s Conference”

Daniel Gonzales

April 24th, 2007

In today’s broadcast Daniel chats with Peterson Toscano about the Beyond Ex-Gay conference planned for Irvine, CA in July. Daniel also highlights an upcoming PBS special on the Mormon church which includes exgay issues. Lastly learn about the host church for the recently announced Love Won Out conference to be held in Portland, OR in August.


Premiere Broadcast/Podcast of “If It’s Wednesday, It’s Exgay”

Daniel Gonzales

April 18th, 2007

Learn about my trip to Phoenix Pride, my first boyfriend (during the Nicolosi years) and an interview with Wayne about LWO Omaha. Download MP3.


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