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Mike Haley of FOTF Writes Book on 101 FAQ About Homosexuality

( [email protected] ) Jun 05, 2004 12:52 PM EDT

The Board Chairman of the nation’s largest Christian ministry dealing with homosexual issues, Exodus, has written a comprehensive book answering the 101 Frequently Asked Questions About Homosexuality, which was released on June 1.

What makes this book stands out from other books on homosexuality is that it “will answer the questions from a much broader perspective than just meeting the need of one particular group with regard to this issue,” said author Mike Haley during an recent interview with Trish Amason of CitzenLink.

Haley is also the Manager of the Gender Issues Department for Focus on the Family and leads FOTF’s Love Won Out Conferences which educates Christians and non-Christians on how to respond to homosexuality. The conferences also emphasize that homosexuality is not genetic and can be prevented and changed.

Each question in the book was treated with detail, using references and the expertise of many speakers at the Love Won Out conferences.

“Honestly, I just hope it can be used as a resource tool for pastors, Christians, family members and people who struggle themselves,” told Haley, formerly a homosexual, to CitizenLink. “To say that there is help, there is support, there is encouragement and here's the place to find it. I have a very extensive resource list in the back for readers who want to know where to go for help, (and) I let them know what the help is going to look like.”

As the first formerly invited homosexual to give his testimony in front of the Southern Baptist Convention, Haley will be coordinating efforts between Focus On the Family and Exodus to help the Southern Baptist Convention's The Way Out task force with various ministry development projects. This year the convention will feature an Exodus exhibit.

Exodus will be holding its own conference, July 20-24, at Azusa Pacific University in Southern California where over 1,000 people are expected to attend. The 30th Annual Exodus freedom Conference will be celebrated the week of July 19-23, 2005 at Ridgecrest Conference Center in Asheville, North Carolina.