I'm sure Soulforce is already well aware of the damage caused by so-called "ex-gay ministries." Lately, I've been concerned about one called the "Stephen Bennett Ministries." Evidently, Stephen and Irene have launched a nationwide daily radio program called "Straight Talk Radio." You can listen to his program online at:
His latest four-part program called, "The 10 Most Effective Ways to Reach a Homosexual for Jesus Christ" is so jam-packed with untruths and sneaky ways to manipulate gays and lesbians that I can't even begin to go into them all. Apparently, he is so bad he has been banned from the airwaves in Canada.
Is there any way we could hear his former gay partner's side of the story? I get the feeling we are only getting one side of the story of how he became an "ex-gay."
Is Soulforce monitoring this particular ministry? Has Mel tried to talk to Stephen? Is it time for some sort of action to bring truth to the Stephen Bennett ministries in Huntington Connecticut?
Speaking of radio, in my opinion the religious fundamentalists have dominated the airwaves for way too long with their untruths about homosexuality. Here in Columbia Missouri I'm really troubled by a lot of things I hear on our right-wing "Christian" radio stations running programs like "Focus on the Family." Does anyone know of effective ways to put pressure on these radio stations? Advertiser boycotts maybe? Complaints to the FCC?