A television show hosted by and featuring "ex-gays," including an alleged prostitute and a self-confessed thief
A television show hosted by and featuring "ex-gays," including an alleged prostitute and a self-confessed thief, is preparing for its launch on two Christian networks.
"Pure Passion" will debut Sept. 18 on the Sky Angel Satellite Network and the Christian Television Network.
The show, produced by Mastering Life Ministries, is hosted by David Kyle Foster and Alan Chambers, current president of the "ex-gay" group Exodus International.
They're a former prostitute and a criminal, respectively, says Wayne Besen, author and executive director of Truth Wins Out, a nonprofit that attacks so-called conversion therapy.
Joining Foster and Chambers as part of the show will be singer Sy Rogers and "ex-lesbian" activist Christine Sneeringer.
The airing of "Pure Passion" has sparked anger from groups who denounce the "ex-gay" movement as damaging, self-hating, cruel and simply a myth.
"The last thing people of faith need is more pure propaganda and pure nonsense that is rejected by every mainstream mental health organization in the nation," Besen said in a written statement.
"The colorful characters hosting this show with questionable moral character will likely prove to be quite entertaining, as most circus acts are," he said.(The Advocate)