Religion

Stephen Baldwin to Appear at Ex-Gay Conference (Video)

| by Michael Allen

"Rising From The Ashes" is an ex-gay conference presented by the Hope for Wholeness Network from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2 in Greenville, S.C.

The event will feature actor Stephen Baldwin, ex-gay therapist Joe Dallas and former homosexual McKrae Game, who is the founder of the "Truth Ministry."

On the Truth Ministry website, Game says he "shares the causes and treatment of same-sex attraction with his own experience as a person who struggled with homosexuality. When he was younger, he lived as a gay man for three years."

The Rising From The Ashes conference will include other various "ex-gay" speakers and workshops such as “Healthy Male Same-Sex Relationships” and “Ministering to Teens," notes RightWingWatch.org.

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There is no description of Baldwin listed in the materials, but he does appear in the promotional video (below).

Game mentions in his "welcome letter" that the Hope for Wholeness Network began after the famous ex-gay ministry "Exodus International closed its doors after 38 years of ministry," but doesn't mention why.

In June, Exodus International president Alan Chambers apologized to the gay community the organization’s promotion of efforts to change a person’s sexual orientation, reported ReligionNews.com.

“I am sorry we promoted sexual orientation change efforts and reparative theories about sexual orientation that stigmatized parents,” Chambers said in the apology at the time. “I am sorry that there were times I didn’t stand up to people publicly ‘on my side’ who called you names like sodomite—or worse.”

Sources: HopeforWholeness.org, TruthMinistry.org, ReligionNews.com, RightWingWatch.org