Get this straight. Homosexuality and lesbianism are not addictions, nor are they illnesses. Faith In Action participants are required to refer to their same sex attraction as a ‘disorder’. They are made to believe that unrepentant homosexual activity damns them to an eternity of hell fire and damnation. The 1973 declassification of homosexuality as a mental illness is fully rejected. [Star Tribune reporter Jeff] Strickler mistakenly describes the group as a ‘therapy group’. In the weeks I was there I encountered no therapist.
—John Townsend, the Lavender magazine reporter who outed Luther pastor Tom Brock, defending his reporting that had him going undercover at a 12-step-esque program for recovering homos [via]