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Focus on the Family's next Love Won Out conference is scheduled for June 12 in Raleigh, N.C. Please call 800-A-FAMILY (232-6459) for more information, or sign-up online using our secure registration process.

Focus on the Family is promoting the truth that homosexuality is preventable and treatable a message routinely silenced today. We want people to know that individuals don't have to be gay. That's why we've developed a one-day conference for those looking for answers on this often-divisive issue. Whether an educator, parent, concerned citizen or even a gay activist, Love Won Out will inform, inspire and offer hope. Love Won Out

teen A dynamic one-day conference addressing, understanding and preventing homosexuality.

At the Love Won Out conference, you'll hear from experts on homosexuality, learn how to respond to the misinformation in the public school system, change public opinion and much more. But mostly, you'll be reminded of the power of love and how it will always win out over fear, hate or ignorance. Logic and well-defended arguments have never won the heart. Such persuasive conversations on the truth of homosexuality have often intrigued minds, but it is the love of God that transforms hurting hearts. You can expect to get answers to tough questions, like:
  • Is it genetic?
  • Can it be prevented?
  • What's being taught in schools?
  • What causes homosexuality?
  • What should I say to my children about it?
  • I don't think it's right, so what should I do?
  • What should the church's stance be?
  • What about gay rights and minority status?
  • How do I help my friend who's gay?
Conference Speakers
Jane Boyer M.S.N., N.P.

Jane Boyer
After overcoming lesbianism, Jane represented Exodus International - North America as a speaker and board member. Currently, she works as a nurse practitioner in Colorado. She has been a guest on "Phil Donahue," "Geraldo" and "The 700 Club." Jane and her husband of more than 20 years have two children and live in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
As a veteran and award-winning teacher, principal, public policy analyst and college professor, Dr. Carpenter brings a wealth of wisdom and skill to bear on his work with Love Won Out. He writes and speaks frequently on legislative and cultural issues in both popular media outlets and in academic venues. Dr. Carpenter currently serves as assistant professor of educational leadership in a major research university system. Dick M. Carpenter II
Ph. D.

Dick Carpenter
Joe Dallas

Joe Dallas
Joe is a counselor, author and public speaker. He directs a Christian counseling ministry in Tustin, California, and conducts the "Every Man's Battle" seminar on sexual purity once a month in different states throughout the country. Joe has served as the President of Exodus International - North America and has addressed conferences and churches internationally. He and his wife have two sons and live in Orange County, California.
Prior to joining Focus on the Family as its Homosexuality and Gender Analyst, Melissa served as Executive Director of CrossOver Ministries, located in Lexington, Kentucky. She continues to serve as the Eastern Great Lakes Regional Representative for Exodus-International, North America. With over two decades of experience with gender issues, she is actively involved in public speaking, writing and educating Focus constituents on homosexuality. Melissa is currently completing a Master of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary and lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Melissa Fryrear

Melissa Fryrear
Mike Haley

Mike Haley
Mike offers tremendous insight into the causes and recovery of the homosexual condition. He has an undergraduate degree in Christian education from Biola University and is pursuing a Master's degree in counseling. Mike currently manages the Homosexuality and Gender department for Focus on the Family's Public Policy division and also serves as Chairman of the Board of Exodus International - North America. He and his wife, Angie, have two sons.
Dr. Nicolosi is the president and principal research investigator for the National Association of Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH). He is the author of several books, including Reparative Therapy of Male Homosexuality, Healing Homosexuality: Case Stories of Reparative Therapy, and A Parent's Guide to Preventing Homosexuality. He and his wife have one son and live in Thousand Oaks, California. Joseph Nicolosi, Ph.D.

Joseph Nicolosi
Upcoming Conferences

June 12, 2004 Raleigh, North Carolina
Crossroads Fellowship

September 18, 2004 Minneapolis, Minnesota
North Heights Lutheran

November 06, 2004 Fresno, California
The People's Church

To register and obtain a detailed schedule of classes for conferences, please call toll free 1-800-A-FAMILY.
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Comments from past conference attendees

"My husband and I are both public school teachers and will use this information to confront homosexuality within our school."

"One thing I especially appreciated was hearing from former homosexuals. Anyone can give facts and figures, but honestly, if I want to learn how to build a house, I go see a carpenter."

"This seminar gave me intelligent, balanced, biblical information about the causes of homosexuality, and action I can take within my community."

"You gave me permission to love my child, in spite of his homosexual lifestyle, and to make it clear [to him] that his lifestyle is not what God wants."

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