My Debate Opponent: Founder of the gay rights organization “Truth Wins Out”, Wayne Besen‘s life’s mission is to discredit ex-gay ministries and leaders. Praise the Lord for the opportunity to go head to head with him!
Ex-gay or otherwise, many leaders fall these last days. Besen’s claim to fame is having taken an incriminating photo of former ex-gay leader John Paulk outside of a gay bar. Besen strives to prove that the rest of us will ultimately follow suit.
Disclaimer: Castaway Ministries began in the red light districts of Bangkok, and I/we continue to minister to sex workers as the Lord leads. Photos taken of me/us against the backdrop of a gay bar would only serve to prove that I am doing what I am called to do.
Key Point: Failures of some do not reduce the credibility of the Lord or His inspired Word.
“For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.” Romans 8:18
Podcast Background: The Raw Story is a liberal online tabloid based in Washington, DC. According to Wikipedia, Michael Rogers serves as “Partner, Vice Chairman and Managing Director”. Rogers co-hosts this podcast with Shannyn Moore. Subject of the film Outrage, Rogers and Besen are similarly motivated.
1) Straight: an ExGay Prodigal Story
2) Straight 2: ExGay Adventures in Christ