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Restored Hope Network's Annual Conference Coincides with Major Supreme Court Decision

Focus on healing from sexual bondage and abuse

Contact: Don Otis, Veritas Communications, 719-275-7775

PORTLAND, Ore., June 23, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- As the Supreme Court weighs in on gay marriage, hundreds of people will gather in Lancaster, Pennsylvania later this week – many who have come out of the gay lifestyle. 

Restored Hope Network is hosting the conference. They are an interdenominational network that provides help for those broken by sexual and relational sin, especially those impacted by homosexuality. They proclaim the power of Christ to redeem, restore and transform those who seek freedom from bondage and woundedness.

Presenters will include mental health professionals, scholars, and those set free from a same-sex lifestyle (www.RestoredHopeNetwork.com). The conference will cover topics as diverse as whether there is such a thing as a "Gay Christian" (Andy Comiskey); "Is There a Gay Gene?" (Linda Seiler) and "Freedom from Sexual Addiction" (Ron Citlau). Dr. Robert Gagnon will address whether the Bible still opposes homosexual practice and Dr. Julie Hamilton will provide an overview of the mental health aspects – including childhood sexual abuse.

"In light of the enormous push by the gay community toward acceptance, we want people to know they don't need to stay ensnared in a destructive lifestyle," says Anne Paulk. "There is hope for freedom." The move toward acceptance has been so fast and furious by the gay community that people simply aren't aware of the real issues.

Paulk, a former lesbian and author of Restoring Sexual Identity: Hope for Women Who Struggle with Same-Sex Attraction, explains how misinformation has silenced many from speaking out about Christ's power to redeem. The conference is designed for pastors, churches, the helping professions, people with family members who are in the lifestyle, and for those struggling with sexual abuse or gender confusion. "We want people to know there are answers for their deepest wounds and that Christ's love can forgive and redeem. And most important, that change is not just possible, it is the very purpose of the Gospel message – that anyone can be set free from anything in their past or present."

For more information contact Don Otis at Veritas Communications – 719.275.7775

To register: hope2015.eventbrite.com