Kansas City IHOP Protest
An up-close and personal look at protest at the recent IHOP conference:
12-30-12 The Face of IHOP (The International House of Prayer)
Background on the IHOP opposition organized by Kansas City's own Wick Thomas:
PROTEST @ THE IHOP CONVENTION
Kansas City, Mo. (December 30, 2012) EQUAL will be hosting a “die-in” at 13th and Central outside of the Kansas City Convention Center at 8:00 p.m. on December 30th during the IHOP OneThing Conference to protest Lou Engle, Mike Bickle, IHOP, Desert Stream Ministries, and TheCall’s hateful hometown ministry and their use of “ex-gay reparative therapy” in an attempt to change the sexual orientation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.
Ex-gay therapy is given to try to change the sexual orientation of those subjected to it. All respected mental health professionals have discredited ex-gay therapy. Even Exodus International, the leading ministry in ex-gay therapy recently stated that ex-gay therapy does not work. It is time that IHOP stops this archaic and harmful practice.
Chris Haywood, a survivor of ex-gay therapy, EQUAL member, and student in Kansas City says, “The therapy effectively teaches you to hate yourself. It instills a self-loathing but does not actually change your sexual orientation. I struggled with suicidal thoughts after being subjected to ex-gay therapy.”
EQUAL will be holding this demonstration to ask the young IHOP conference attendants to learn more about what IHOP really stands for and to ask them to put a stop to the hateful ministry of these Kansas City-based preachers.
To see more about the event please visit http://www.facebook.com/events/179820172164478/