Canadian TV Station Yanks Ex-homosexual Ad for "Discrimination"

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    Canadian TV Station Yanks Ex-homosexual Ad for "Discrimination"

    By John Jalsevac

    SUDBURY, ON, March 10, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Canadian Television (CTV) has pulled an ad that claims it is possible to leave the homosexual lifestyle, sponsored by a Christian advocacy group, Life Productions, after the station received numerous complaints from pro-homosexual activists.

    The 30-second spot is narrated by John Westcott, the founder of Exchange ministries, an organization that seeks to help practicing homosexuals who wish to leave the lifestyle. Westcott is himself a former homosexual, as is his wife Dena.

    "You hear a lot about gay rights, gay marriage and the gay lifestyle being taught in our public schools for children," says Westcott in the ad, "but what many people don't realize, and seldom hear, is that many homosexuals don't want to be homosexual. What many who are struggling with homosexuality don't realize, and seldom hear, is that they can change. I should know - for 13 years, I used to be one." Wescott then walks off the camera and an announcer says, "This message has been brought to you by Life Productions." (To see the ad, called "Exchanged Life", go to: lifeproductions.ca)

    The ad ran for three days on a local CTV station in Sudbury Ontario, before it was pulled on March 3. Life Productions had intended to run the ad locally for an entire year.

    Pro-Homosexual advocates, however, were enraged by the ad, calling it "hate" material, and deluged the television station and Life Productions with letters of complaint. A Facebook group against the ad was set up, entitled "Appalled with CTV Commercial - Homosexuality Cure??" (Facebook | Welcome to Facebook) Dr. Joel Dickinson, a faculty member at Laurentian University, led the charge, setting up and acting as an officer of the Facebook group, and corresponding with CTV personnel. LifeSiteNews.com attempted to interview Dr. Dickinson, but she responded that she was unable to fit the interview into her schedule.

    At the time of the writing of this article, the facebook group had 1,172 members.
     
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    Fancy this!

    Charlie Bass and his favorite topic...HOMOSEXUALITY!
     
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    I wonder if this will get to be as long as Ravi's Gay Marriage in Iowa thread?
     
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    Perhaps, but I doubt it stays on topic past this post.
     
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    Has any of "The Bass'" threads stayed on topic? :lol:
     
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    I doubt it.
     
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    Speaking of staying on topic with Bass threads...what is everyone's favorite type of fish to eat?

    (Echo, I know that since you are a vegetable-muncher, you don't eat real fish...but Swedish fish is an option)
     
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    Foster child to be taken away because Christian couple refuse to teach him about homosexuality | Mail Online

    They are devoted foster parents with an unblemished record of caring for almost 30 vulnerable children.

    But Vincent and Pauline Matherick will this week have their latest foster son taken away because they have refused to sign new sexual equality regulations.


    Vincent and Pauline Matherick: Face being struck off despite fostering 28 times
    To do so, they claim, would force them to promote homosexuality and go against their Christian faith.
    The 11-year-old boy, who has been in their care for two years, will be placed in a council hostel this week and the Mathericks will no longer be given children to look after.
    The devastated couple, who have three grown up children of their own, became foster parents in 2001 and have since cared for 28 children at their home in Chard, Somerset.
    Earlier this year, Somerset County Council's social services department asked them to sign a contract to implement Labour's new Sexual Orientation Regulations, part of the Equality Act 2006, which make discrimination on the grounds of sexuality illegal.
    Officials told the couple that under the regulations they would be required to discuss same-sex relationships with children as young as 11 and tell them that gay partnerships were just as acceptable as heterosexual marriages.
    They could also be required to take teenagers to gay association meetings.
    When the Mathericks objected, they were told they would be taken off the register of foster parents.
    The Mathericks have decided to resign rather than face the humiliation of being expelled.
    Mr Matherick, a 65-year-old retired travel agent and a primary school governor, said: "I simply could not agree to do it because it is against my central beliefs.
    "We have never discriminated against anybody but I cannot preach the benefits of homosexuality when I believe it is against the word of God."
    Mrs Matherick, 61, said they had asked if they could continue looking after their foster son until he is found a permanent home, but officials refused and he will be placed in a council hostel on Friday.
    She said: "He was very upset to begin with. We are all very close, but he's a mature young man and he's dealing with it."
    The couple, who have six grandchildren and one greatgrandchild, are both ministers at the nonconformist South Chard Christian Church.
    When they first started fostering they took in young single mothers and their babies.
    More recently they have been caring for children of primary school age.
    Mr Matherick added: "It's terrible that we've been forced into this corner. It just should not happen.
     
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    Charlie would be able to demonstrate same-sex relationships for the boy.
     
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    Wuh? I don't have a gay marriage in Iowa. :confused:
     

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