Andrew Comiskey is an American conservative Christian political activist and is the founder of Desert Stream Ministries, a former ministry of Exodus International. He has written several books based on his experience with avoiding homosexual relationships and behaviors, and gives seminars to those who wish to be free from such relationships and behaviors. He is considered to be a prominent ex-gay leader, and has appeared as a guest on The 700 Club.
Comiskey started a support group for ex-gays at the Vineyard Santa Monica; with the encouragement of the pastor, Comiskey started his own ex-gay organization called Desert Stream Living Waters Ministries. In 1981, Comiskey became a pastor in the Vineyard Christian Fellowship. Later, Comiskey and Desert Stream would move and become part of Vineyard Anaheim, but this association finished when he moved to Kansas City. In the following years, Comiskey continued his work as a pastor and leader of Desert Stream Living Waters Ministries. Comiskey cites Leanne Payne as a major influence. Comiskey gives seminars on restoring whole relationships and avoiding homosexual relationships and behaviors and has written four books on the subject; Comiskey's Pursuing Sexual Wholeness became one of the most popular books on the topic. Comiskey and his wife now have four children. In April 2011, Comiskey converted to Roman Catholicism. This conversion was controversial among the Protestants that used his material and Living Waters International decided that Comiskey would no longer continue on as a member of the board.
- Freeing the Homosexual, Desert Stream Ministries, 1988, ISBN 0-88419-225-3
- Pursuing Sexual Wholeness: How Jesus Heals the Homosexual, Charisma House 1989, ISBN 0-88419-259-8
- Crosscurrent, Desert Stream Press, 1999, ISBN 1-930159-04-8
- The Kingdom of God & the Homosexual, Desert Stream Ministries, 2000, ISBN 1-930159-02-1
- Strength in Weakness: Overcoming Sexual and Relational Brokenness, InterVarsity press 2003, ISBN 0-8308-2368-9
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- Hendricks, Tyche (2007-02-18). "Demonstrators protest 'ex-gay' seminar". San Francisco Chronicle.
- Besen, p.52. Books.google.com. Retrieved 2012-08-18.
- The 700 club: GUEST BIO - Ex-Gay Encourages the Church to Welcome the Sexually Broken, Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN)
- "Media of spotlights for February 27, 2004". Exodus International. Archived from the original on December 9, 2004.
- Schmidt, Thomas (1995). Straight & Narrow?: Compassion & Clarity in the Homosexuality Debate. Downers Grove, Ill: InterVarsity Press. p. 157. ISBN 0-8308-1858-8.
- Life & Times Transcript 05/13/04, kcet.org, 13 May 2004
- "Details Concerning My Conversion to Catholicism". Andrew Comiskey. 2012-01-19. Retrieved 2012-08-18.
- Andrew Comiskey. "Exodus: Letting Go, Hope Rising".
- Wayne R. Besen (2003). Anything But Straight: Unmasking the Scandals and Lies Behind the Ex-Gay Myth. New York: Harrington Park Press. ISBN 1-56023-446-6.