Monthly Archives: February 2014

Gay Activists Lose Two States in a Row as Washington Senate Says “No” to SB 2451

Voice of the Voiceless (VoV) just got news that Washington State Senate Bill 2451, which would have banned Sexual Orientation Change Effort (SOCE) therapy for minors, was killed in committee today, making Washington the second state, after Virginia, to say “No” to gay activists who are seeking to take away the rights of clients to pursue therapy for unwanted same-sex attractions (SSA). This victory was achieved, in part, due to some great testimony from VoV Board Members Robin Goodspeed and David Pickup. VoV also commends the hard work of the Family Policy Institute of Washington, who worked tirelessly to educate members of the Senate on the destructive nature that this bill would have on children.

This afternoon, VoV President Christopher Doyle made the following statement:

“We applaud the Washington State Senate for saying NO to HB 2451 and YES to clients’ rights! Families and adolescents should have the right to seek the therapy that aligns with their values without the interference of political activism and government intrusion. This marks the second loss in a row for gay activists, who also failed to convince the Virginia Legislature last month with their tall tales of “therapy torture.”  We now know that when ex-gays and clients who have overcome unwanted SSA stand up and tell the truth about SOCE therapy, politicians will listen.”

Click here to read the statement made by Joseph Backholm at the Family Policy Institute of Washington

 

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Voice of the Voiceless is the only anti-defamation league for former homosexuals, individuals with unwanted same-sex attractions, and their families. For more information, visit: www.VoiceoftheVoiceless.info

New Groundbreaking Ex-Gay Documentary to Premiere February 28 in Tulsa, OK

Dennis Jernigan’s Story of Hope, Destiny, and Restoration Sure to Inspire

Sing Over Me_Poster_mediumSing Over Me is a new, one-­and-­a-­half-­hour documentary about award-­winning singer and songwriter Dennis Jernigan and his painful journey and battle with same-­sex attraction while living as a professing Christian. “It was a life,” he says, “that was filled with shame.” Yet, this is not a story against homosexuality. Rather, it is a story of hope, destiny and restoration.

To release Fall 2014, by Free Verse Films (Los Angeles, CA), the film will premiere at a special live event on Friday, Feb. 28, 7:00 p.m., at Eastwood Baptist Church; 949 S. 91 E. Ave.; Tulsa, OK. Jernigan will be at the event, which will include an opening time of worship, a special screening of the documentary, and will be followed by a question-­and-­answer session.

As a kid, Jernigan recognized he was “different.” When he heard men from his church discussing homosexuals, he recognized–whether the men knew it or not–they were talking about him. Their words were not kind.

“As a child, I thought God hated me. I thought homosexuals were going straight to hell. I was hopeless,” he shares. Jernigan battled that sense of hopelessness throughout high school and college, feeling condemned from the messages he heard from the pulpit; yet he was unable to change.

But obviously something did change. It is the core of his message today.  “I’ve often heard people say, ‘You do more damage than good by telling someone they don’t have to be homosexual.’ I’m not telling them they have to do anything. I’m just telling them God loves them and here’s how He loved me. This is my story.” This event is open to the public.

ABOUT DENNIS JERNIGAN -­ He has penned hundreds of worship songs, including well-­known choruses such as “You Are My All in All,” “We Will Worship the Lamb of Glory” and “Nobody Fills My Heart Like Jesus” and has collaborated with artists such as Twila Paris, Natalie Grant and Rebecca St. James. He walked away from the homosexual lifestyle more than thirty years ago, married and has nine children. “I have never referred to myself as a recovering homosexual,” Jernigan says of his past.  “Never have, never will. I am signed, sealed, delivered, utterly and irrevocably who my Father says I am … a new creation.”

Tickets for the upcoming premiere are $10 online or $12 at the door and are available at


For additional information on the documentary, or if you are interested in hosting a screening at your school or church, email:  singovermemovie@gmail.com

RELEASE DATE: Fall 2014

Watch the trailer:

http://www.singovermemovie.com/#!tr ailer/c22wt

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING:

“Sing Over Me is a beautiful and artistic, yet raw and honest portrayal of Dennis Jernigan. As a former homosexual and music lover, my soul connected with this film on multiple levels. The message of hope, love, compassion, faithfulness, and perseverance that Dennis personifies through his story of overcoming same-sex attraction and living out God’s true plan for him is inspirational.”

Christopher Doyle, MA, LCPC

Director of International Healing Foundation and Co-founder and President of Voice of the Voiceless

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ABOUT FREE VERSE FILMS – Founder Jacob Kindberg (Director/Editor) has been making movies since he was eight years old. He studied film production, with a minor in biblical studies, at Biola University in La Mirada, CA, and graduated in 2008. In 2010, he directed his first feature, Channel News. The micro-budget film played at several festivals around the country and won Best Minnesota Feature at the 2010 Underground Exposure Film Festival. He is also an accomplished film editor and member of the Motion Picture Editors Guild. He lives in Los Angeles.


 

 

 

 

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For more information on Voice of the Voiceless, visit: www.VoiceoftheVoiceless.info

Open Letter to Glenn Beck and Other Alleged Christian Defenders of Homosexuality

In January of this year, Glenn Beck, the conservative radio and television host, stated on his radio show that if anyone within the sound of his voice hated a gay person, they could not be a fan of his or have a friend anywhere on his show. Mr. Beck is a Christian, a Mormon, and professes to believe the Bible and follow its precepts. If that’s true, I’d like to share the following with Mr. Beck and other alleged Christian defenders of homosexuality.   

 

I am an Ex Homosexual, Ex Lesbian, Ex Queer, Ex Gay who is extremely grateful to Glenn Beck for inspiring me to leave homosexuality. I lived my entire adult life as an out, active, atheist lesbian. My personal redemption story began in 2009. In a dark, empty movie theatre on the west coast, I watched Glenn Beck act out his autobiographical “The Christmas Sweater.” In the depths of his alcoholism, drug addiction, depression, and suicide, Beck had a dream in which Jesus Christ appeared to him, forgave him, and freed him from addiction and suicide. This was before he chose to become a Mormon. I knew in that instant that if Jesus Christ could free Glenn Beck from alcoholism, drug addiction, and suicide, Jesus Christ could deliver me from homosexuality. I asked Jesus to come into my heart and forgive me and He did. I was freed immediately from any and all desire or temptation to continue in the homosexual life and filled with a passion to tell the truth about homosexuality.

 

I was not born a homosexual. I was not “born that way.” There is no scientific proof, or proof of any kind, that there is a homosexual gene or that homosexuals are “born that way.” I was sexually molested at the age of 2 and I began making choices at that age that lead to a life of homosexuality. I chose that life and I clung desperately to the lie that I was “born that way” so I would never be held accountable for my choices. This is what every sinner wants. I was a permanent, perpetual victim who demanded to be placed in a special, blameless category of sin. I was “constitutionally incapable of being honest with myself” and as America became increasingly atheist and hedonist, I received more and more permission to practice my special sin of choice.

 

The secular counseling world, especially, which I sought out to combat addiction, depression, and suicide, demanded that I believe I was born that way and that I just accept and love myself more and better. But even passionate, powerful defenders of homosexuality cannot remove the consequences of sin. In my heart of hearts, where God resides, I knew what I was doing and how I was living were wrong and I could not escape my shame and guilt and pain. Glenn Beck admitted his sin of addiction and Jesus Christ forgave and healed him. God used Glenn Beck to reach me.  When I asked, Jesus Christ forgave and freed me from my sin of homosexuality. I pray that Glenn Beck and other alleged Christian defenders of homosexuality can hear the truth now.

 

Satan is the Father of Lies and he attacks every child. We are all born children of God; we are all attacked by Satan; and we are all sinners. The only thing special about the sin of homosexuality is the audacity and persistence of the lie defending it. If you love the homosexuals in your life, stop defending their sin. God loves them and God will forgive them, if they turn to Him and ask. Help them believe that He will forgive them. Help them reach out for His forgiveness and love. Love their souls instead of their sin. Pray for their redemption. I am an Ex Homosexual today through the prayers of those who truly loved me, the grace of God, and the power of Jesus Christ, praise God. The homosexuals you love deserve redemption too.

Robin Goodspeed is an Ex-Lesbian and an Advisory Board member of Voice of the Voiceless

Sign the Petition and Join Maryland Families Against HB 91

Join Maryland Families and Tell the House of Delegates to Vote “No” for HB 91

HB 91 would prohParents_and_Kids_diverse_groupibit a licensed mental health practitioner in the state of Maryland from offering counseling or psychotherapy to a minor that has unwanted same-sex attractions and seeks to change his/her homosexual orientation. It would also take away the rights of parents to choose a licensed mental health care provider for their children that is consistent with their religious and/or spiritual values, if their child wants to overcome unwanted same-sex attractions and seek sexual orientation change.

Click here to read the Press Release: International Healing Foundation Urges Maryland Legislature To Put Client Rights First

Maryland House of Delegates,

HB 91 would take away the rights of minors to receive counseling for unwanted same-sex attractions, even if those attractions resulted from sexual abuse or molestation from a sexual predator.

This bill would also take away the rights of parents to choose a licensed mental health provider that aligns with their family’s religious and spiritual values on the issue of homosexuality.

The freedom to exercise religion is embedded in the Constitution of the United States, and as citizens, we have the right to seek out medical and mental health care that is consistent with our religious and spiritual values.

Taking away the rights of our family and children to seek out counseling from highly trained licensed mental health providers who specialize in counseling for unwanted same-sex attractions is governmental intrusion into our families.

Please vote “NO” for HB 91 and respect the rights of parents to make the proper decisions for their children’s mental health! We know what is best for our children, not the government!

Click Here to Sign the Petition and Tell Maryland Delegates to Vote “No” for HB 91

Voice of the Voiceless is the only anti-defamation league for former homosexuals, individuals with unwanted same-sex attractions, and their families. For more information, visit: www.VoiceoftheVoiceless.info

 

Unreleased Xq28 Gene Study Repeats Unproven Theory

                           New Genetic Study Repeats Old Unproven Theory

We want to jump on this new junk science article right away because we’ve been down the Xq28 road before and this unreleased study managed to suspiciously get a Valentine’s Day news release without peer review. We’ve excerpted and highlighted the laughable holes for you. The attempt to pass this off as anything new or valid in a Valentine’s Day news release is insipid politics. According to The Guardian:

“A region of the X chromosome called Xq28 had some impact on men’s sexual behaviour – though scientists have no idea which of the many genes in the region are involved, nor how many lie elsewhere in the genome. Another stretch of DNA on chromosome 8 also played a role in male sexual orientation – though again the precise mechanism is unclear.”

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Researchers have “speculated” in the past that genes linked to homosexuality in men “may” have survived evolution because they happened to make women who carried them more fertile. This “may” be the case for genes in the Xq28 region, as the X chromosome is passed down to men exclusively from their mothers.

“The work has yet to be published…”

…the authors found that [only] 33 out of 40 gay brothers inherited similar genetic markers…

The gene or genes in the Xq28 region that influence sexual orientation have a limited and variable impact. Not all of the gay men in Bailey’s study inherited the same Xq28 region. The genes were neither sufficient, nor necessary, to make any of the men gay.

The flawed thinking behind a genetic test for sexual orientation is clear from studies of twins, which show that the identical twin of a gay man, who carries an exact replica of his brother’s DNA, is more likely to be heterosexual than homosexual. That means even a perfect genetic test that picked up every gene linked to sexual orientation would still be less effective than flipping a coin.

However, the authors do not know where these genetic factors are located in the genome, nor do they address homosexuality in women:

“We found evidence for two sets [of genes] that affect whether a man is gay or straight. But it is not completely determinative; there are certainly other environmental factors involved.”

I guess, women must simply be of some other species or don’t have genes.

John Ozanich is a Advisory Board member of Voice of the Voiceless and a former United States Marine Corps Anti-Terrorism Strike Team member with a seminary doctorate in Biblical Egyptology. John authors articles on religious history, constitutional issues, science, and religion.He has been awarded the IBM Authorship Award. He is a licensed and ordained minister with the United New Testament Church and an award winning professional computer network design architect and I/T project manager who has worked for a variety of Fortune 500 companies.