Friday, March 11, 2011
The Naming Project will be part of a program, "Pray the Gay Away?," being re-broadcast on Friday night, March 11, at 9pm Eastern/8pm Central. This program is part of the Our America with Lisa Ling series of programs. Immediately following the program will be The Gayle King Hour, discussing the program with Lisa Ling and taking questions from the viewers. Highly recommend that you block the time to view both hours, to hear the full nuance of what the show tried to do. Also, call your attention to the statement made by Alan Chambers at the end of the first hour.
In this program, Lisa Ling looks at the issue of Christianity and gay, whether it is possible to be both Christian and LGBT at the same time. In addition to an interview with Alan Chambers, president of Exodus International, the program will contain filmed coverage of The Naming Project, and statements from LGBT campers there as well as Ross Murray, Brad Froslee, and Jay Wiesner, co-founders of The Naming Project.
Our America is broadcast on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) and other cable networks.
The Naming Project is a faith-based youth group serving youth of all sexual and gender identities. The primary focus is to provide a place for youth who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning or allied to learn, grow, and share their experiences. In this way The Naming Project is a space in which youth can comfortably discuss faith and who they understand themselves to be--whether gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender...or straight.
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Note: If you Google "Our America", you'll also get to the web site about the program itself. I think it's worth your time!