In an article unearthed by CNN’s KFile, Tshibaka wrote that gay people can “work through the process of coming out of homosexuality” through Christianity and urged gay people to “not be controlled by the ‘once-gay-always-gay’ rhetoric used to advance political agendas” in a 2001 Harvard Law School student newspaper article.
In other blog posts found by KFile that have since been scrubbed from the internet, Tshibaka said that the “Twilight” book and movie series “is evil and we should not read or watch it” because “entertaining and participating in these kinds of activities leaves us spiritually vulnerable. It also leaves us open to the enemy’s attacks.”
Under Alaska’s new system, all candidates who qualify will run together in a nonpartisan primary, and the top four finishers will advance to the general election in which voters will then rank candidates.
Tshibaka’s campaign did not respond to multiple requests for comment.
“Imagine what this could mean for Proposition 2 (where absentee ballots tipped votes in favor of the jungle primary) and for certain State Legislature races? Alaska can throw out all absentee ballots without a signature witness, for example,” she continued.
Tshibaka urged gay people to ‘come out of homosexuality’ and wrote in support of an ‘ex-gay’ organization that promoted ‘conversion therapy’
Prior to launching her campaign, Tshibaka worked as a lawyer for the federal government in Washington, DC, for approximately 17 years in the offices of the inspector general for the US Postal Service, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice.
She most recently served as the Alaska Department of Administration commissioner for two years but has since resigned to run for Senate.
“Today is National Coming Out of Homosexuality Day, a day dedicated to helping homosexuals overcome their sexual tendencies and move towards a healthy lifestyle. Compassionate people nationwide recognize this day, rather than the more publicized ‘National Coming Out Day,’ because they want people to live and enjoy their lives to the fullest,” she wrote.
Tshibaka urged gay people to “not be controlled by the ‘once-gay-always-gay-rhetoric’ used to advance political agendas” and said that gay people can instead “come out of homosexuality” with the help of Jesus Christ.
She repeatedly cited the work of Exodus International, a Christian nonprofit “ex gay” organization that maintained gay men and lesbians could change their sexual orientation through prayer and psychotherapy, an idea that has been debunked and discredited by major medical associations in the US.
In one passage, she included their bogus claim that “the most common cause of homosexuality is sexual molestation during childhood.” In another, she supported Exodus’ recommendations that gay people participate in “pastoral counseling, accountability groups, personal prayer and Bible studies.
“As to those I have offended, please accept my sincerest apologies. I did not intend to offend you, but simply discuss an alternative perspective,” she wrote.
Tshibaka wrote blog posts calling the ‘Twilight’ series ‘evil’ and witchcraft ‘addictive’
While Tshibaka and her husband, Niki Tshibaka — both of whom are pastors — lived in the suburbs of Washington, DC, they co-founded an evangelical Foursquare church in Virginia. The Foursquare church is part of the Pentecostal Christian movement founded by Aimee Semple McPherson in the 1920s.
From 2007 to 2017, Tshibaka frequently wrote about her family, her church and her faith in her blog. In several posts found via the Internet Archive’s “Wayback Machine,” Tshibaka wrote about the dangers of witchcraft and the occult, specifically targeting the “Twilight” book and movie series. She called it “evil and we should not read or watch it.”
“Make no mistake: ‘Twilight’ is a perfect example of how the enemy twists, perverts, and ridicules the things of God. This is his m.o. This is how he works,” Tshibaka added.
She continued: “Perhaps this also explains why things of ‘witchcraft’ (see above) are so addictive — like a drug. And why God is so unwavering about people avoiding witchcraft, even to the point that He considers witchcraft to be an abomination.”
“Given how strongly the Bible speaks against these things and condemns those involved in them, and given how intoxicating and addicting these topics can be, it’s wise for believers to avoid them altogether,” she wrote, adding that though the Bible doesn’t prohibit consuming media, it says not everything is beneficial.
“Youth draw a quadrant on a sheet, place two intersecting pencils on top of each other, and then ask, ‘Charlie, Charlie, are you there?’ They then proceed to ask subsequent questions and the top pencil moves to land on the correct answer in the quadrant (e.g., yes, no, etc.) Of course, most [of] the time the top pencil does not move,” she wrote. “But sometimes it does. And that’s because evil spirits are real and they’re more than happy to respond to invitations to afflict people.”