Fun With Ex-Gay Press Releases
"Remnant International Public Relations Division" must have heard that I'm hot on the "ex-gay" beat now. R.I.P. relations (ouch) just sent me a press release offering up Cornelius Williams, author of "Transition: From Homosexual to Preacher," for an interview. (Sorry, PFOX: This ex-gay is based in Chicago). Unfortunately, I am ill-equipped to provide Williams with the requested "Possible Television Interview" in which I would "interview the author and air the story encoded in the below press release." I can, however, attest to the fact that this press release appears to be written in some sort of code:
The homosexuals in this community refused to allow the author to speak, saying "his message is a message of hate." They also acused the author of preaching "reparative theropy" which they say does not exist acording to phycologists.
Okay! More of that, after the jump!
Fwd: Press Release: You Want to Read This!
To: Television Producers, News Reportors and Anchors
From: Remnant International Public Relations Division
Re: Press Release
CC: Possible Television Interview
I am sending you this press release to see if there is a way you can interview the author and air the story encoded in the below press release in your area.
Recently there has been some protests against this book in Oak Park Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, where the author was refused venue for his book discussion. The homosexuals in this community refused to allow the author to speak, saying "his message is a message of hate." They also acused the author of preaching "reparative theropy" which they say does not exist acording to phycologists. (Read Below)
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Transition: From Homosexual to Preacher
Cornelius Williams Shares Life Story in Tell-all Memoir
CHICAGO – With the gay rights movement gaining momentum daily and gay marriage slowly becoming a reality state by state, the debate still exists about whether or not homosexuality is the result of choice or genetics. In his provocative new book, Transition: From Homosexual to Preacher (published by AuthorHouse), Cornelius Williams shares his journey from homosexuality and sex addiction to reformed man of God.
Transition: From Homosexual to Preacher chronicles Williams’ life from childhood through his early 20s. Growing up he endured rape, anger, alcohol abuse, mental breakdowns and a severe sex addiction, all of which he writes about with raw, honest detail. He shares the string of rejections he experienced as a child; rejections which he believes eventually drove him to homosexuality.
After candidly expressing the details of his painful past, Williams reveals his dramatic journey to what he calls “reformation, restoration and joy.” He chronicles how his faith in Jesus Christ helped him to set forth on the path to redemption and shed his former ways. When he realized he wanted to pursue a career in ministry, Williams knew he could no longer live in denial of his sexual impulses. He shares how his aunt, Joan, helped him change his life and “live for God completely.”
“Transition: From Homosexual to Preacher is not a book of judgment, but a book detailing [my] personal experiences while living the life of homosexuality,” Williams clarifies. “It provides the riveting details of transition from this life.”
Cornelius Williams is an ordained preacher and prophet, author, singer and motivator whose journey began on Chicago’s west side. He considers his mission one of helping those seeking restoration in the areas of abuse, homosexuality and rape. His motivation is his own testimony of transition, which gave him the courage to be transparent about his past. “If it takes my whole life helping one person be free, then I will spend the rest of my whole life doing it,” Williams writes. Transition: From Homosexual to Preacher is his first published book.
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