This story aired while we were at conference. This is a new experience for all of us. For me, it was amazing that our stories were respected. It is very usual that when someone who has left homosexuality tells their story, the media generally reports it in a way similar to this:
“Today we talk to some Oklahoman’s who claim to have left homosexuality.”
This slant is the typical way our stories are told. What we say comes with qualifiers and a bias that suggests a question. I rejoice that we were correctly represented overall.
Many years ago I did an interview for the local TBN station’s “Praise The Lord” show. Even that interview wasn’t this kind or concerned with correctly representing our story.
Dr. Scott Jones participated in this story as well. He has stated in his personal blog that his position was not correctly represented. Out of respect for him, I am including a link to his post so that you can see what he felt was not said correctly. Please do me a favor and read his comment. I’ve felt what he feels too. He feels that the story was slanted. I can only assume that he is right. It really was favorable to our stories.
I will say that the story opened with comments of controversy and opposition and stated the popular position regarding those who try to change. I will point out that Dr. Jones’ comments (as edited) stated that he sees no purpose or benefit for people seeking change. He also indicated that there were both theological and medical reasons to oppose the case for change. In short he states that seeking change in the area of homosexuality is unscriptural and harmful.
Today, I rejoice that it wasn’t theology nor medicine which determined my course but an intimate, on-going relationship with Jesus Christ which has determined my journey. I also rejoice with my brothers and sister who are walking this journey with me.