Queer Action Coalition

Saturday, July 30, 2005

Founder of Love in Action Speaks Out Against LIA

John Evans, one of two founders of Love in Action, speaks against Love in Action.

Read his letter to John Smid on Wayne Besen's Blog.

Here are a few quotes for you:

"In the past 30 years since leaving the 'ex-gay' ministry I have seen nothing but shattered lives, depression and even suicide among those connected with the 'ex-gay' movement," Evans writes in his letter to John Smid, Love In Action's current director. "I challenge Christians to investigate all sides of the issue of being gay and Christian. The Church has been wrong in the past regarding moral issues and I'm sure there will be more before Christ returns."

Evans, a gay man, founded what may be the first modern ex-gay group in San Raphael, Calif. in 1973, along with a heterosexual preacher Kent Philpott. Evans left his life partner of ten years to start the gay conversion group. He later dropped out after he realized it didn't work and his best friend committed suicide because he could not turn heterosexual.
Love in Action has deleted him from their history as evidenced on their Facts about Love In Action International where they state that the church was founded by Frank Worthen in San Rafael, California.


  • whatever happened to that guy that tried to choke us with his exhaust pipe thing?

    anyway, that's a lovely letter he sent. I wonder why LiA is so ashamed of such a wonderful man that they wouldn't include him in their founding... 0=)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:29 PM  

  • Where was this published ? If it didn't get in mainstream media , how will it do any good ?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:16 AM  

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