Monthly Archives: October 2013

Out of the Desert

201101_094_Desert_artSince 1973, many Americans have felt lost, isolated and scorned as they looked for some kind of direction to deal with their unwanted same sex attractions. In late 1973, the board of trustees of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) voted to drop homosexuality, per se, as a mental disorder. Ten board members, who voted 6-4, decided to simply obliterate its century old psychological definition by a consensus agreement. This has left those with unwanted same-sex attraction to aimlessly look for direction to find their true selves. The APA’s tragic decision has left many with unwanted SSA alone in the desert for 40 years.

To make matters worse, for decades, many heterosexuals have scorned, humiliated, and shunned homosexuals. Instead of helping them out of the desert, they built up walls to keep them there. Not finding love, affirmation, and acceptance from heterosexuals, many with unwanted SSA decided to stop their isolated suffering. These men and women only wanted what everyone else wanted: to belong, to be accepted, and to be loved. The Gay Movement was born out of these simple, psychological, and emotional needs. The gay movement defended, fought for, and won over the hearts of many homosexuals, their parents, and their friends.

Is it any wonder then that homosexuals have built up walls to keep any non-gay affirming information away? Today’s homosexuals do not even want to hear about 21st century strides in understanding the causes and the resolution for same sex attraction (all of which, by the way, deal with issues that a specialized, trained, licensed clinical therapist could facilitate had the APA’s 6-4 ruling been allowed to be scientifically challenged, disproven and overruled.)

Most gays I’ve talked to are unaware of the latest discoveries about gender identity development, the healing of memories, the healing of post-traumatic stress disorder, and the remarkable ability of the brain to reorder pathways. They are unaware of twin studies which literally disprove any “Born Gay” theory. They are also unaware that they were not affirmed in their gender identity, perhaps since they were 18 months old. They are completely unaware of the thousands of authentic success stories of reoriented men and women.  

What we need is a loving voice to reach those is the desert, to welcome them back, and to offer them wholeness. We need a new Moses.

Gisele Roy is a parent of a son in his twenties who has battled SSA for 13 years. She has struggled with the emotional pain of seeing her son experience rejection from his peers, loneliness, and deep depression. It is Gisele’s hope that she, her husband and her son will continue to work on healing the deep-seated pain and emotional causes of his SSA and that her son will be able to find a wife who will complement him in every way.

Discriminatory Political Ideologies Removed Bristish Counselor from Psychotherapists’ Register

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An advertisement by Core Issues Trust, whose is leader Dr. Michael Davidson.

In September 2013 the British Psychodrama Association Appeal Panel rejected the appeal against suspension and removal from their training register by registrant Dr. Michael Davidson, a Christian counsellor. Consequently, he was removed from the training register.

Dr. Michael Davidson was found guilty of helping people with unwanted same-sex attraction transition out of homosexuality, which is according to them, a breaching of ethical codes 1.1 and 1.3 of the British Psychodrama Association and codes 2.1 (1.1; 1.8), 2.3 of the UK Council for Psychotherapy’s Ethical principles and Codes of professional Conduct: Guidance on the Practice of Psychological Therapies that Pathologies and/or Seek to Eliminate or Reduce Same Sex attraction.

In a subsequent response on October 21, 2013 to Davidson’s removal, Dr. Christopher Rossik, president of the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH) raised his concerns about how the UK Council’s Ethical code betrays serious misrepresentations of the science upon which it purports to be based, making Dr. Davidson’s expulsion a clear travesty of justice.

Not only is Davidson’s expulsion based on flawed science, but the Code of Ethics is also a gross breaching of medical and mental health professionals’ as well as the client’s human rights in the light of International Human Rights Law, the European Convention on Human Rights, and the United Kingdom’s Human Rights Act of 1998. It demonstrates the highest form of disrespect for a client’s medical and mental health professional’s dignity, and does not advance equality, autonomy, self-determination, diversity, or tolerance.

Both people with unwanted same-sex attraction and the medical and mental health professionals assisting said individuals have the right of self-determination. As such, they are born free and equal in dignity and rights. Everyone is entitled to the enjoyment of all human rights without distinction of any kind, such as race, color, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.

But not all people are afforded equal treatment, and over the years international human rights law has had to elaborate to demonstrate that All means All: that All means people of All races, that All means children, that All means women, that All means people of All religions, and so on. The development of international law since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights clearly says that: All means people of all diverse sexual orientations and gender identities, which includes a person with unwanted same-sex attraction that does not self identify as gay, lesbian, or bisexual.

Let Peter Tatchell, a human rights campaigner, and a member of the gay rights group OutRage! also speak for persons with unwanted same-sex attraction: “Surely we merit human rights because we are human beings? The cause of our homosexuality is irrelevant to our quest for justice. We are entitled to dignity and respect, regardless of whether we are born queer or made queer, and irrespective of whether our homosexuality is something beyond our control or something freely chosen.”

A peson with unwanted same-sex attraction has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including medical care and necessary social services, the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion, and the right to freedom of opinion and expression which includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive, and impart information and ideas through any media.

In order that persons with unwanted same-sex attraction who seek assistance may be well informed and competently served, and because all persons, including medical and mental health professionals, also have the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association, and to the protection of the law against arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence and attacks upon his honour and reputation, there should be no discrimination of any sort against any of them.

A democratic country like the United Kingdom should be concerned that her democracy is brought into disrepute by organisations that are infiltrated by shameless political ideologist who have no regard for human rights, but instead, are seeking to take away rights to advance their political agenda.

André Bekker is an Advisory Board Member of Voice of the Voiceless and a Theological Counselor with New Living Way Ministry in South Africa, ministering to people with Unwanted Same-Sex Attraction, their families, and loved ones.


Bristish Ex-Gay Group Sues London Transport Company Over Discrimination


A bus advertisement sponsored by Stonewall, a gay activist organization located in the United Kingdom

CORE Issues Trust, a London-based Christian charity supporting ex-gay issues, has brought legal action against Transport for London (TfL), requesting the transportation company remove bus ads by the homosexual activist group Stonewall.

“Transport for London agreed to host the Stonewall adverts but refused to host ours,” Mike Davidson, CORE Issues Trust director, told The Christian Post in an interview on Friday. He explained that the court had ruled against such controversial ads on buses, noting that they are intrusive and unavoidable. “You can’t switch them off then you’re walking down the street,” Davidson explained.

The court ruled against the Trust, but allowed the group to appeal the decision, which Davidson announced they will do in December. In the interim, Stonewall has kept running the posters on London buses.

“We have filed for an injunction that would disallow them to continue with their adverts in the meantime,” the Trust director explained. “We are concerned that Stonewall and Transport for London really have no regard for the legal process.”

Davidson complained about a possible double standard. “The argument is they may express themselves while we may not.”

Phelim McIntyre, owner of Peregrination Counselling and Life Coaching and an advisory board member of the U.S.-based ex-gay ministry Voice of the Voiceless, went further in an email statement to CP on Friday. “Having followed the case…it is correct that the original Stonewall ad was deemed by the court to have breached Transport for London’s guidelines,” he argued. Click here to read the full article on The Christian Post. . .

Sound Science (Not Politics) in the Post Exodus Era

CPlittlelogoBy Christopher Doyle, CP Guest Contributor

This commentary is in response to Gregory T. Angelo’s opinion editorial, “Gay Rights in the Post Exodus Era” (9/30/2013). In his article, Mr. Angelo opines on a number of issues surrounding the science of homosexuality and Sexual Orientation Change Effort (SOCE) therapy (pejoratively known as ‘conversion therapy’), neither of which he is qualified to do so as a politician. Such misinformation from gay activists, as was seen in Mr. Angelo’s article, is responsible for the present clouding between science and politics.

Mr. Angelo incorrectly cited Exodus International as the “standard-bearer” and Alan Chambers as the “poster boy” for SOCE therapy. However, Exodus International never existed as a therapeutic organization, but rather, a network of faith-based ministries providing support for individuals seeking to leave homosexuality. One must be very careful to distinguish ministerial and pastoral care from professionally trained psychotherapists and psychologists that provide therapeutic services for those who experience unwanted same-sex attractions.

Furthermore, to label Chambers, a man with no therapeutic or psychological training, the “poster boy” of the ex-gay movement, especially in light of the fact that he never received psychotherapy to overcome his own same-sex attractions, is disingenuous. It is no secret that Chamber’s poor leadership and lack of resolve to do his own therapeutic work played a significant role in the implosion of Exodus. Neither can Chamber’s or John Paulk’s personal failures speak for the many that have experienced change from a homosexual to a heterosexual orientation.

Angelo goes on to justify the unprecedented laws in California and New Jersey that are prohibiting the rights of minors to undergo SOCE therapy by citing Dr. Robert Spitzer’s retraction of his 2003 study: “Can Some Gay Men and Lesbians Change Their Sexual Orientation?” But Angelo failed to include a proper context for why Spitzer retracted this study, namely, that the esteemed Columbia University professor had literally been harassed for a decade by gay activists because of this work, and suffering from an advanced stage of Parkinson’s disease, caved to their demands. To read more, click here . . .

Conservatives Report the Story, Liberal Media Resorts to Defamation and Name-Calling

G-RebrandSticker2012-hires-300x300Undercover LGBTQ Resource Center Investigation Threatens Biased News Outlets’ Narrative

Since Voice of the Voiceless (VoV) broke the undercover LGBTQ resource center story on September 25, many media outlets have reported on the discrimination and marginalization of individuals with unwanted same-sex attractions (SSA) in state-funded Universities in Virginia. Unfortunately, but not surprisingly, there has been a stark contrast in the content that has been narrated. Quite simply: conservative news outlets have actually reported the story, while liberal media has focused more on defamation, and in some cases, resorted to childish and unprofessional name-calling.

That’s right, name-calling. The Washington Post finally got around to covering the story on October 14, when Tom Jackman reported:

There continue to be people in this world who think that homosexuality is a disease or condition and that a gay person can be ‘cured.’ One such group is called Voice of the Voiceless, and in celebration of ‘Ex-Gay Awareness Month,’ Voiceless president Christopher Doyle conducted an undercover investigation in September to see if Virginia’s public universities were providing information on ways to become un-gay.

Jackman goes onto to discuss the undercover counseling session at George Mason University rather objectively, but then takes a sharp turn onto biased avenue, and actually resorts to name-calling (note the bold portion below):

The Voiceless website says the group’s mission is ‘to defend the rights of former homosexuals, individuals with unwanted SSA, and their families.’ I think we would all agree that everyone deserves equal rights. And what is SSA? you ask. Same-sex attraction. Nothing to do with that abbreviation backwards.

Yes, you read it correctly. This “news report” actually implies that I, or the abbreviation that we use to describe an individual who experiences homosexual feelings, but does not identify as gay (unwanted SSA, or SSA) as a backside. A news report…in THE Washington Post! This is not an opinion piece or some tabloid-style trash posted on Wayne “It’s ok to have sex with AIDS-infected partners” Besen’s hate blog. The amount of audacity and disrespect it takes for a reporter to use such language in this type of forum is indicative of how seriously threatened the liberal media is and how marginalized former homosexuals and individuals with unwanted same-sex attractions are in our culture. Jackman concludes his biased diatribe by saying:

So the question becomes, When is it appropriate for a public university to offer information about a thoroughly discredited belief? California and New Jersey have both banned ‘reparative therapy’ to undo homosexuality, calling it dangerous. In June, the largest group devoted to changing sexual orientation, Exodus International, shut down and its leader apologized for its misdirected work. Must the idea that homosexuality can be ‘repaired’ or ‘converted’ still be offered to students?

Again, the reporter’s lack of accuracy and objectivity bleeds through with this report. First, the notion that homosexuality is in-born, and therefore subject to change has not been discredited by objective scientists. The American Psychological Association (APA) said in 2008 that people are not born homosexual, and a biased, gay-affirming APA Task Force said in 2009 that while efforts to change sexual orientation via therapy has the “potential” to be harmful (whatever that means, since ‘potential’ is not a scientific description) there is insufficient evidence to suggest that such efforts are effective or ineffective. Second, California and New Jersey now have laws prohibiting change therapy for minors (not adults) that is currently being challenged in federal court (conveniently not mentioned). Finally, Exodus International was never a therapeutic organization that offered this therapy, but rather, a large network with ministries providing support to individuals leaving homosexuality.

To his credit, Jackman fell short of quoting Wayne “It’s ok to have sex with AIDS-infected partners” Besen, which is exactly where GayRVA went for their story. One of the lines in the original version of the story by Amber Galaviz was scratched after I challenged their editor for publishing libelous, unsubstantiated hearsay.

Below is the editor’s note they posted after the second version of the article was published:

“Editor’s Note: This story originally ran miss-labeling Doyle as having an ‘admitted past of child abuse.’ This was an inaccurate statement and a misjudgment on the editor’s part. GayRVA acknowledges the mistake was made and the line in question was removed less than two hours after the story was published.”

Unfortunately, the story quotes generously from Wayne “It’s ok to have sex with AIDS-infected partners” Besen’s hate blog, who has twisted a testimony I wrote (about overcoming childhood sex abuse) for the Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays (PFOX) website to label me as some kind of pedophile/child sex abuser. Much like Besen, GayRVA is unable to defend the conduct of these Virginia LGBTQ Resource Centers, so instead, they must go after my credibility. In other words, if you can’t kill the message, kill the messenger. So much for objective news reporting from the left.

If readers prefer to view a more accurate account of the discrimination and marginalization occurring at Virginia state-funded LGBTQ Resource Centers, World Magazine,, and all ran stories that actually reported the facts. George Mason University’s student newspaper, Fourth Estate, also reported a fairly objective account of what occurred at the Fairfax, VA-based University.

Christopher Doyle is the President and Co-Founder of Voice of the Voiceless, the only anti-defamation league for former  homosexuals, individuals with unwanted same-sex attractions, and their families. For more information, visit: