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John Townsend Didn’t Violate Pastor Brock’s Privacy Because It Wasn’t a Meeting For the Sick

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]

    • jimstoic

      It WAS a meeting for the sick, but the disease wasn’t what they thought it was. Their sickness is that they are unable to accept their sexual orientation.

      Jul 2, 2010 at 7:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • slobone

      Homosexuality certainly is an addiction, if you’re doing it right…

      Jul 2, 2010 at 8:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • slobone

      ^^^Oh, that was supposed to be a joke, it just didn’t come out like I meant it. Please don’t hate on me…

      Jul 2, 2010 at 8:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

      Brock fills his sermons with vile anti-Gay diatrabes. He spews that from his vile mouth and then uses same mouth for Gay sex. How many Gay teens are tossed out of their homes, live on the streets and are forced to sell their cocks for cash or even commit suicide because their Parents listen to the garbage spewed out of scumbags like Brocks vile mouth? Townsend absolutly did the correct thing………

      Jul 3, 2010 at 12:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Paul McMichael

      A priest, struggling with same-sex attraction, finds himself on a ‘mission’ to Eastern Europe, in Prague, no less? The gay porn and rent boy capital of Europe? Puh-lease. Does he think people are naive?

      ‘Tempted’, fallen. Code words for having had a good shag (as we say in the UK).

      Jul 3, 2010 at 12:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jack

      By participating “undercover” in this organization, John Townsend was aware of the anonymity aspect. His actions were unethical.

      Don’t misunderstand, I’m not defending the organization or Brock for a moment. But, I think Townsend’s method was wrong.

      Jul 3, 2010 at 1:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • j

      @Jack: Anything that sheds light on such a disgusting organisation and its leadership should never be considered wrong.

      Jul 4, 2010 at 7:48 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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