This Sunday, December 5, we will view the short documentary DVD by Dr. Alicia Salzer and Anat Solomon entitled Abomination: Homosexuality and the Ex-Gay Movement.

We also will examine the pastoral letter from the general superintendents of the Church of the Nazarene that seems to set a new tone toward homosexuality in the denomination.

Abomination focuses on sexual orientation conversion therapies, sometimes called “reparative therapy.” Such therapies have been criticized by mainstream mental health professionals for the harm they cause and for their practitioners’ overstated claims of success. Nevertheless, these “treatments” are increasingly promoted by conservative faith communities across the US. This documentary film is a sobering counterpoint to the hopes marketed by the ex-gay movement.

For the past three academic years, All God’s Children of First Nazarene (AGC) has met almost weekly (except during some university breaks) on Sundays, 2:30-4:30, at San Diego First Church of the Nazarene, 3901 Lomaland Dr., Ellipse building, main level, Bowes Conference Room. All are welcomed. Sessions are dedicated to an open discussion of LGBT issues and faith. Participants are asked to respectfully listen to and engage in a variety of contributions to discussion in a spirit of honest inquiry. Moderators ask participants to honor the announced program topic and to be courteous to speakers.