Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Brody's Notes... Exodus Ministries Trust Board Denied Charity Status In New Zealand

By Brody Levesque (Washington DC) AUG 31 | The New Zealand Gay news and social website GayNZ.com, is reporting that the New Zealand government's official Charities Commission has ruled in a decision released August 18th, that the Exodus Ministries Trust Board is not performing any public benefit, because being gay is not a mental disorder and does not need curing.
According to GayNZ:
The trust is affiliated with the United States-based Exodus Global Alliance, which promises "freedom from homosexuality through the power of Jesus Christ". It has had charitable status for more than a decade, but that status has now been removed by the Charities Commission under a regime introduced in 2007.
The trust claimed it had a legitimate point of view and provided support to homosexuals during "very difficult times". It said a comparison could be made with Rainbow Youth having charitable status, " clearly an education provided by Rainbow Youth Inc. would be from a preconceived point of view, ie that homosexuality and other forms of sexuality are perfectly normal for some people." 
It claimed it was equally as entitled to be registered as Rainbow Youth, because of Rainbow Youth's mission to actively increase the self-esteem of GLBT youth and their families. The Charities Commission disagreed.
The complete text of the commission's decision is here: [ Link ]
In a related story, Joe.My.God's Joe Jervis reports that the Washington D. C. based National Organisation for Marriage, released this statement on the New Zealand commission's decision:
"An earthquake is beginning: If "gay is like black," then "Christian is like racist." The early warning signs are now taking place all over the globe.  In New Zealand, Exodus Ministries was just stripped of its tax-exempt status, on the grounds that helping gay people lead Christian lives is not a charity. "
A NOM supporter commented:
"Homosexuality is a behavior, not an immutable characteristic like race! This is so simple and so fundamental and the stubborn refusal to accept this by so many could very well be the undoing of human civilization and even, by increasing instability and divisiveness by making the universal agreement on shared values and goals impossible, the harbinger of human extinction.
Even most lesbians admit that they were not born lesbian but instead chose that as a lifestyle. Of course the choice almost always comes in response to some amount of conversion activity by others. And once this choice, this conversion, is made, the girls/women become different people. It is as if they have become transformed like the characters in "The Invasion of the Body Snatchers," as their outlooks, interests, and goals are no longer the same though they may appear just as before. They have in a sense abandoned the human race and become part of a new group, one which has members that want to convert others to their side, a side which has no interest in the welfare of the entire human race but only in the welfare of its own group of females or even of lesbians, which one might say is a very unhealthy, divisive, and hateful group."


Trab said...

Mind boggling. Acknowledging homosexuality may affect some 5 to 10 % of humanity will cause the end of the human race? Anyone who thinks this way has no brain at all.