http://erlc.com/article/homosexuality-your-questions-answered This site has a large Q and A section on questions often asked about homosexuality. http://erlc.com/ This is the Ethics and Religious Liberty web page. Numerous articles can be found here.
http://www.lifeway.com/originalwayoutsite.
This is the original site for “The Way Out” and has many great articles and resources. It also has the complete report of the Task Force from the 2003 Phoenix Convention. Excellent source for links and bibliography.
http://exodusbooks.org/Books/ - This is one of the most complete sources for books on homosexuality available.
http://exodus.to/content/view/29/39/ - This page on Exodus’ web site has many articles and helpful information.
http://www.namb.net - Homosexuality Fact File - Center for Missional Research - NAMB.net – The North American Mission Board has numerous articles available.
http://narth.com/ - This is one of the largest organizations on the web specializing in research demonstrating that change is possible.
http://www.lovewonout.com/ - Love Won Out is a part of Focus on the Family. LWO puts on excellent conferences several times a year. This is one of the best resources available.
http://www.oneby1.org/ - One By One is a ministry within the Presbyterian church (PCUSA) helping to educate and equip the church to deal with homosexuality.

P-FOX www.pfox.org - PFOX is a Christ-centered network of parents, friends, and families of loved ones struggling with homosexuality. In order to restore families to wholeness, they support, educate and offer hope for counsel, and provide strategies on how to actively love the struggler and yet disagree with his or her lifestyle choice. Visit their ex-gay store
www.cafepress.com/pfox
http://livehope.org/docs/pastors_brochure.pdf -This brochure is an excellent resource for church members and pastors when faced with the issue of homosexuality. It lists specific do’s and don’ts in talking to someone who struggles with homosexuality.
www.livehope.org - Living Hope Ministries is one of the largest ex-gay ministries in the world. In addition to various resources which can be found here, this ministry also hosts online forums for everyone affected by this issue.
www.probe.org - Probe' Ministries' mission is to present the Gospel to communities, nationally and internationally, by providing opportunities to integrate faith and learning through balanced, biblically based scholarship. This ministry has very good resources to address the pro-gay agenda.
www.crossministry.org - Tim Wilkins is the Director of Cross Ministry which provides one day seminars to help churches learn redemptive ways to help homosexuals.
www.exodus.to - Exodus International is the umbrella organization for ministries which exist to help people come out of homosexuality. This site has numerous excellent helps and resources. You can also find ministries in your area on this web site.

http://sbclife.net/articles/2008/08/sla5.asp

Two articles are posted at this link. The first discusses the outstanding research done by LifeWay research department. This particular poll is an in-depth look at how the issue of homosexuality is viewed by a broad spectrum in the U.S. Must reading.

 

http://erlc.com/article/homosexuality-your-questions-answered This site has a large Q and A section on questions often asked about homosexuality. http://erlc.com/ This is the Ethics and Religious Liberty web page. Numerous articles can be found here.
http://www.lifeway.com/originalwayoutsite.
This is the original site for “The Way Out” and has many great articles and resources. It also has the complete report of the Task Force from the 2003 Phoenix Convention. Excellent source for links and bibliography.
http://exodusbooks.org/Books/ - This is one of the most complete sources for books on homosexuality available.
http://exodus.to/content/view/29/39/ - This page on Exodus’ web site has many articles and helpful information.
http://www.namb.net - Homosexuality Fact File - Center for Missional Research - NAMB.net – The North American Mission Board has numerous articles available.
http://narth.com/ - This is one of the largest organizations on the web specializing in research demonstrating that change is possible.
http://www.lovewonout.com/ - Love Won Out is a part of Focus on the Family. LWO puts on excellent conferences several times a year. This is one of the best resources available.
http://www.oneby1.org/ - One By One is a ministry within the Presbyterian church (PCUSA) helping to educate and equip the church to deal with homosexuality.

Baptist Press has done an invaluable service to Southern Baptists and to the Gender Issues Office by running an article every month dealing with some aspect of ministering to same sex strugglers.

 

BP frequently runs articles dealing with the issue of homosexuality in our nation which are very informative but these articles are more ministry related.

 

BP, task force launch column series

http://www.bpnews.net/bpnews.asp?id=27894

4/23/2008

 

3/4/09 - Pastors weigh same-sex attitudes

http://www.bpnews.net/bpnews.asp?id=30004

“The Alabama Baptist” first ran this article and it was picked up by BP. It is an account of the first association to host training for pastors. It tells some of the background of my own understanding of this issue and provides insight into the pressing need for churches to address this issue.

 

Ex-gay 'free indeed' because of Christ

Posted on Mar 4, 2009 | by Brittany N. Howerton

http://www.bpnews.net/bpnews.asp?id=30005

The Alabama Baptist and Brittany Howerton did a great job of covering this story. In this article Brittany relates the powerful story of Kim Cowen. You simply have to read this incredible story. Another story of a struggler redeemed by Christians just being the church.

 

FIRST-PERSON: Reaching out with compassion

http://www.bpnews.net/bpnews.asp?id=31148

Posted on Aug 26, 2009 | by Judy Williams

This article was first published in “The Baptist Record”, the state Baptist paper in Mississippi. It describes the events which led to a joint effort by several entities in Mississippi to provide training for churches. This was an outstanding event and should be a model for others all across our Convention. Mississippi Baptists are following up with another state wide conference in 2010.

 

These articles were all written by Bob Stith, the SBC Gender Issues Strategist. All are intended to give the church insight into ministering to same sex strugglers.

 

FIRST-PERSON:  Same-sex attraction: Just a choice?

http://www.bpnews.net/BPFirstPerson.asp?ID=31580

10/29/2009

This is the most recent article published by Baptist Press for the Gender Issues office. It looks at the common misconception among some Christians that homosexuality is “just a choice.” It makes an important distinction between temptation and sin.

 

Needed: broken-hearted prophets

http://www.bpnews.net/BPFirstPerson.asp?ID=28365

 

Did God create Ray Boltz gay?

http://www.bpnews.net/BPFirstPerson.asp?ID=28996

 

FIRST-PERSON: Is your church reaching out to homosexuals?

http://www.bpnews.net/BPFirstPerson.asp?ID=30706

 

Do they know we care?

http://www.bpnews.net/BPFirstPerson.asp?ID=29625

 

A question I often ponder

http://www.bpnews.net/BPFirstPerson.asp?ID=29960

 

When homosexuality hits home

http://www.bpnews.net/BPFirstPerson.asp?ID=30983

An article discussing conversations with many Southern Baptists telling about experiences with family members. This is an important article dealing with preparing parents to properly respond if a child or loved one discloses homosexual struggles.

 

The following three articles were written by Mike Goeke of Stonegate church in Midland, Tx. Mike has spoken and taught all over the United States. He has recently been involved with the SBC Task Force on Ministry to Homosexuals. These are all excellent articles and well worth the time. Every church should avail themselves of this material.

 

FIRST-PERSON: A challenge to the conservative church  10/7/2009

http://www.bpnews.net/BPFirstPerson.asp?ID=31415

In this article Mike tells of a denomination which leans too far to the left in an attempt to be loving and compassionate. But he also has an excellent word of warning for conservative churches as well.

 

Pastors, pulpits, pews and potluck 7/23/2008

http://www.bpnews.net/BPFirstPerson.asp?ID=28529

How can a church minister effectively to those who struggle with same sex attractions? How can we bridge the gap between the gay community and the church? Great guidance here.

 

Be the church  5/30/2008

http://www.bpnews.net/BPSearch.asp?search=goeke&Submit=Search&yr=&sortby=DESC&mo1=1&mo2=12

Mike here states that if the church will simply be the true church we already have what is most needed to help same sex strugglers. I have long been convinced of this and Mike’s own story further testifies to this truth.

 

These articles are stories of those whose lives have been forever changed. They are important first of all because they demonstrate clearly that change does happen. They also reveal important points for our churches to think about in ministering to same sex strugglers.

 

Forever changed 11/13/2008

http://www.bpnews.net/BPFirstPerson.asp?ID=29330

This is a really great story demonstrating just what the article “Be the Church” by Mike Goeke talks about. It is the testimony of a wonderful young lady who walked away from her involvement in lesbianism after becoming a part of the great First Baptist Church in Atlanta, Ga. What a great testimony to a Sunday School department being what it should be.

 

No longer lesbian  8/27/2008

http://www.bpnews.net/BPFirstPerson.asp?ID=28789

My good friend Christine Sneeringer, a member of the SBC Task Force on Ministry to Homosexuals, shares her story. This is another story which has both positives and negatives about how the church deals with homosexuality.

 

Homosexual no more   4/23/2008

http://www.bpnews.net/BPFirstPerson.asp?ID=27895

 

Tim Wilkins tells a powerful story of a man who has attended Southern Baptist schools and served in SBC churches while struggling with homosexual desires. Tim is one of the original members of the SBC Task Force and has long pushed for the SBC to be more proactive in ministering to strugglers.

 

The following are news articles published by BP. Some, such as the first one, are really eye openers and should call for every Southern Baptist to be getting involved in a proactive, redemptive way. The hour is late.

 

Obama pledges 'unwavering'
support to gay causes, community
    10/12/2009
WASHINGTON (BP)--Using some of his strongest language to date in siding with the homosexual community, President Obama told a gathering of the Human Rights Campaign Saturday that his commitment to their cause was "unwavering" and that his administration, before he leaves office, would end the military's Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy. Read More

 

Schumer: 'Gay marriage' is goal in all 50 states

http://www.bpnews.net/bpnews.asp?id=31570

10/28/2009

 

Has APA given nod to gay change therapy?

http://www.bpnews.net/bpnews.asp?id=31038

8/7/2009


Landmark study: Change for homosexuals is possible

http://www.bpnews.net/bpnews.asp?id=26429

9/14/2007

 

Study: Ex-gay ministry has 53 percent success rate

http://www.bpnews.net/bpnews.asp?id=31045

8/10/09

Every pastor should familiarize himself with this study and seek to understand the meaning and significance.

 

Utilize study of ex-homosexuals wisely in outreach, pastor says

http://www.bpnews.net/bpnews.asp?id=10872

5/11/2001

This article discusses an earlier study which showed the possibility of change. It gives good advice on how we should respond to and utilize this kind of information.

 

Gay hate-crimes bill could punish Christians, foes say 10/23/2009

http://www.bpnews.net/bpnews.asp?id=31533

 

 Q&A: Hate crimes bill & religious liberty 7/17/2009

http://www.bpnews.net/bpnews.asp?id=30910

 

Obama's safe schools czar backs gay curriculum 10/22/2009

http://www.bpnews.net/bpnews.asp?id=31514

 

 

The following two articles are by Dr. Barrett Duke, the co-chair of the SBC Task Force on Ministry to Homosexuals. While our efforts are aimed at compassion and redemption we must be fully aware of the dangers posed by radical activists. I would encourage you to read anything you can find by Dr. Duke.

 

FIRST PERSON: Gay hate crimes bill and the assault on evangelical belief

By Dr. Barrett Duke  10/26/2009

http://www.bpnews.net/BPFirstPerson.asp?ID=31553

 

The radical homosexual agenda & the threat to religious liberty

http://www.bpnews.net/BPFirstPerson.asp?ID=30561

By Dr. Barrett Duke

5/26/2009

 

 

 

The following stories by BP tell of the origins and early days of the SBC Task Force

 

Outreach to homosexuals among motions submitted by messengers

http://www.bpnews.net/bpnews.asp?id=11105

6/13/2001

 

 

To redeem homosexuals, God can use Baptists, leaders tell convention

http://www.bpnews.net/bpnews.asp?id=16105

6/18/2003

 

SBC task force calls for churches to minister to homosexuals

http://www.bpnews.net/bpnews.asp?id=16130

6/19/2003

 

SBC pastor, in working with Exodus, takes stand 'in compassion and truth'

http://www.bpnews.net/bpnews.asp?id=16422

8/4/2003

 

 

Few people write with the intelligence, insight and compassion of Dr. Albert Mohler. Anything he writes is well worth your time.

 

FIRST-PERSON: A matter of pride?

By: Dr. Albert Mohler

http://www.bpnews.net/BPFirstPerson.asp?ID=30698

6/16/2009

 

FIRST-PERSON: No truth without love, no love without truth

By: Dr. Albert Mohler

http://www.bpnews.net/bpnews.asp?id=30338

4/23/2009

 

Mohler challenges Newsweek reporter over 'biblical case for gay marriage' cover story

http://www.bpnews.net/bpnews.asp?id=29529

12/17/2008

 

Newsweek turns Bible on its head

http://www.bpnews.net/BPFirstPerson.asp?ID=29476

By: Dr. Albert Mohler

12/8/2008

 

What's at stake in the 'gay marriage' debate? (part 1)

http://www.bpnews.net/BPFirstPerson.asp?ID=29172

10/21/2008

A series of articles by Dr. Albert Mohler

 

What's at stake in the 'gay marriage' debate? (part 2)

http://www.bpnews.net/BPFirstPerson.asp?ID=29180

10/22/2008

 

What's really at stake in the 'gay marriage' debate? (part 3)

http://www.bpnews.net/BPFirstPerson.asp?ID=29215

10/27/2008

 

What's really at stake in the 'gay marriage' debate? (part 4)

http://www.bpnews.net/BPFirstPerson.asp?ID=29221

10/28/2008

 

 

Kelly Boggs is the editor of the Baptist Message, the state paper of Louisiana Baptists. He is another who is well worth reading. He served in Oregon and was on the frontlines of the issue there.

 

FIRST-PERSON: Beyond 'gay marriage'

http://www.bpnews.net/bpnews.asp?id=29208

By: Kelly Boggs

10/24/2008

 

FIRST-PERSON: Hate crimes law intended to silence http://www.bpnews.net/BPFirstPerson.asp?ID=31598

 By: Kelly Boggs

Posted on Oct 30, 2009

 

FIRST-PERSON: They can't blame the Christians anymore

http://www.bpnews.net/BPFirstPerson.asp?ID=31643

By: Kelly Boggs

ALEXANDRIA, La. (BP)--It has been put to a vote in some shape, form or fashion in 31 states. Each and every time it has failed. Read More  6/2009

 

This article was written about a seminar put on by the great people at Franklin Avenue Baptist church in New Orleans. Dr. Fred Luter is the pastor. This could be a model for churches all across the SBC. This city wide seminar came about because one lady got a burden and a desire to help her church and her city.

Southern Baptists study ministry to homosexuals ahead of Southern Decadence

August 31, 3:22 PM New Orleans Baptist Examiner Diana Chandler

http://www.examiner.com/x-14397-New-Orleans-Baptist-Examiner~y2009m8d31-Southern-Baptist-churches-embrace-ministry-to-homosexuals-days-before-Southern-Decadence-2009?cid=exrss-New-Orleans-Baptist-Examiner

 

http://www.examiner.com/x-14397-New-Orleans-Baptist-Examiner~y2009m8d31-Steps-the-church-must-take-in-effective-ministry-to-homosexuals

 

      Ministry to homosexuals ahead of Southern Decadence

www.examiner.com/x-14397-New-Orleans-Baptist-Examiner~y2009m8d23-Ministry-to-homosexuals-ahead-of- Southern-Decadence

 

Large group attends Embracing Restoration summit at Franklin Avenue Baptist Church

September 24, 2009

By:Marilyn Stewart
Special to the Message

http://www.baptistmessage.com/articledetail.php?articleID=4eb2023a57a5d7e33295ee439ebfd8f0