Skip to comments.U.S. group that ‘converted’ gays closes its doors and apologizes
Posted on 06/20/2013 1:48:42 PM PDT by Olog-hai
A Christian group that once promoted therapy to encourage gays and lesbians to overcome their sexual preferences has closed its doors and apologized to homosexuals, acknowledging its mission had been hurtful and ignorant.
Exodus International billed itself as the oldest and largest Christian ministry dealing with faith and homosexuality, operating since 1976. It announced it would cease operations in a statement on its website on Wednesday.
The Irvine, California-based groups board unanimously voted to close Exodus International and begin a separate ministry, the statement said.
(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...
Since when is helping mentally ill people something to apologize for?
Sounds like the group got infiltrated.
Whiskey tango foxtrot?
The truth can sometimes seem 'hurtful', but it is never ignorant.
'Turn or Burn' might seem 'hurtful', but it will hurt a lot more not to turn and to spend an eternity in hell...
What were their specific apologies? If they want to apologize about their methods, then maybe they have a point. I understand that it is a 'rooters' article, so it might not be an accurate portrayal, but the article makes it sound like the Exodus Group focused on 'role playing', and never placarded the Gospel (the 'Good News' to save sinners) as the means of healing. If that's the case - sure, go ahead and apologize, you weren't doing it right.
The Lord Jesus Christ came to save sinners. We are all sinners and there is none that He cannot save. But we are not to remain in our sins (He did not condemn the woman caught in adultery, but as He said to her, 'Go and sin no more').
Repent ye therefore and be converted...
Since the lunatics are now running the asylum.
That’s why I was trying to figure out how long Chambers was involved with them. He was only four years old when they started up in 1976, after all.
Something just isn’t right in this story......
Would you apologize over educating them of the dangers of doing so and helping them discover that swimming in clean lakes would be far more enjoyable?
Somebody needs to aim the sensor of a well calibrated Gaydar device at Mr Chambers.
2 years and yes, he’s gay.
According to AFR (American Family Radio), Chambers’ rationale was that he continued to suffer same-sex attraction.
This is true also for alcoholics, rehabilitated molesters, former porn addicts, recovering druggies, etc.
It’s OVERCOMING that matters, not necessarily disappearance of same-sex attractions.
This is a betrayal of the hundreds of thousands of people who have overcome this battle and are living happy married lives — with children.
Must be a case of infiltration, as someone above suggested.
He joined to destroy them, then. That clinches that.
Yep. Sad to see.
Whats messed up is if a heterosexual goes to the psychiatrist and says he wants to be treated for being too sexual the psychologist will do whatever it takes. If a homosexual goes to a psychologist and says he doesn’t want to be homosexual the psychologist can not at all attempt to convert him as the APA believes it will do more harm than good.
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