Monday, March 24, 2008

Multi-Media Roundup

Below are some important videos that address ex-gay stuff AND when you are done, at the very bottom, see Christine Bakke's handiwork.

Over at YouTube ProfMTH put up a movie review of the anti-gay propaganda movie Sodom and Gomorrah. No it is not one of the Biblical porn films Love in Action forbade us from watching, rather a contemporary story about the lavender menace threatening the world as we know it. I felt especially pleased when I heard the reviewer referenced the apologies of former ex-gay leaders that Beyond Ex-Gay and Soulforce featured at our press conference last June in LA.

Next we have a video brought to us by Daniel Gonzales over at Box Turtle Bulletin. This one features Jeff Williamson. Christine writes an EXCELLENT post inspired by this video. Daniel writes,
When Jeff Williamson of Denver came out to his parents a year ago they sent him to see Christian counselor Bob Hudson whom they had been referred to through Focus On The Family. Jeff, who knew there’s nothing wrong with being gay, researched the ex-gay movement and pro-gay theology before his appointment, during which he ceded no ground to his counselor’s agenda. Jeff’s story is presented as a triumphant model for all too many youth who are sent, by their parents, against their will to ex-gay programs.

Also at Box Turtle Bulletin, Jim Burroway speaks about ex-gay programs and money. Lots of people think there is gold in them thar hills, but Jim breaks it down for us to reveal that money is not such a huge factor in promoting and providing ex-gay ministry (a concept lost on some folks who think it is all about the money and thus overlook what is really going on).

Finally, I just got off the phone with Morgan Jon Fox who is editing my Homo No Mo DVD. Christine graciously agreed to design the DVD cover art, so I sent her some files from the original poster designs. She started playing with my image immediately with some creative outcomes as evidenced by the random image below. When the DVD comes out in May, don't be surprised if you see my Chad character flailing in a tub of bananas or something.

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At 9:47 PM , Blogger Christine Bakke said...

If anyone wants to play "where will Chad appear next?" send photos to risingupwhole (at) gmail (dot) com....


At 5:42 AM , Blogger Noa Resare said...

I love the line "You are not gay, Michael, we have two children." Infallable logic. Having three children however, is another thing completely. Thanks for the tip :)

At 8:29 AM , Blogger Carol said...

In the year after I found out my husband is gay, my blood pressure was elevated, and my physician asked if I was "under any stress." I confided in him what was going on, and he said, "He IS a heterosexual." I asked, "what?" and the answer was, "You have 4 children - he is heterosexual." Yeah, right, and that proves it, doesn't it? It stuns me that a doctor is no more informed than that.

At 8:42 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The DVD is coming out in May?! I can't wait! How much will I have to pay at the FGC silent auction for a personally-autographed copy? (I *think* I"m going to FGC; not positive yet.)

And, will the DVD be doing the "gay film festival" circuit? Like to the festival in Tampa, FL, for instance?.....

At 8:44 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

And, for Carol, who posted right before me:

I am a (gay) MD. The medical profession has been, until extremely recently, very homophobic. And not at all enlightened.

It doesn't surprise me one bit that a doctor said that to you. (Unfortunately.)


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