I'm sure they have set procedures and guidelines to prevent this possibility. They've been in the business a long time.
Also can you post links backing up
"several statistical studies of Exodus and other groups"
posted on 03/26/2006 11:35:00 AM PST
Please see the link in #34.
Exodus is working on their own statistical studies. I don't know when they'll be released.
posted on 03/26/2006 11:42:06 AM PST
Here's another item from the Exodus site, itself. It's part of their FAQ. Note their own statement near the end that changes from 30-50% are "possible." I could find other links, but they would be suspect for you, I imagine, since they are not from the Exodus site. Link is at the end of the quoted text:
What's your "success rate" in changing gays into straights?
What you are really asking is whether there is realistic hope for change for men and women who do not want their sexual orientation to be homosexual. And the answer to that is yes!
In 1 Corinthians 6:911, Paul gives a list of all kinds of sinners that will not inherit the kingdom of God, including those that practice homosexuality. But he goes on to say, "and that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God." Some Corinthian Christians had formerly been homosexuals, but now were counted among the saints. Now, that's good news indeed!
No one is saying that change is easy. It requires strong motivation, hard work, and perseverance. But we find hundreds of former homosexuals who have found a large degree of change--attaining abstinence from homosexual behaviors, lessening of homosexual temptations, strengthening their sense of masculine or feminine identity, correcting distorted styles of relating with members of the same and opposite gender. Some former homosexuals marry and some don't, but marriage is not the measuring stick; spiritual growth and obedience are.
On the statistical side, careful reviews of research studies on sexual orientation change suggest that real change is indeed possible. Studies suggesting change rates in the range of 30-50% are not unusual, although "success rates" vary considerably and the measurement of change is problematic. http://exodus.to/exodus_faqs_success.shtml
posted on 03/26/2006 11:49:11 AM PST
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