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  • ‘Gaying the pray away,’ via the Washington Post

    06/23/2013 8:37:26 AM PDT · by markomalley · 52 replies
    Get Religion ^ | 6/23/2013 | Bobby Ross Jr.
    The best journalists strive to present facts without bias or editorial comment.Then there’s the Washington Post Twitter page.In reporting on Exodus International’s decision to shut down, whoever tweets for the Post chose op-ed cutesy over straight-news accuracy.The Post’s tweet, sent to 1.7 million of the newspaper’s followers: Gaying the pray away Huh?What does that even mean?Did the Post’s social-media gurus fear that a less-biased tweet wouldn’t draw as many clicks? This was the headline on the actual story to which the tweet linked: Exodus International, criticized for ‘reparative therapies’ for gay Christians, to shut down Now, that headline’s not perfect....
  • U.S. group that ‘converted’ gays closes its doors and apologizes

    06/20/2013 1:48:42 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:30pm EDT | Daniel Trotta
    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 group’s board unanimously voted to close Exodus International and begin a separate ministry, the statement said. …
  • Alan Chambers of Exodus International Revives Debate: Can Gay Christians Go to Heaven?

    07/15/2012 5:46:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/15/2012 | By Lillian Kwon
    Alan Chambers, president of Exodus International, which up until now had supported the so-called gay "cure," isn't fazed by a call from an evangelical scholar for his resignation. In fact, he's heard it many times before. "Someone's always calling for my resignation. It's nothing new," he told The Christian Post on Thursday. "So he can add his voice to the chorus of others whether it's gay activists or now a New Testament professor." But this time, the concern isn't centered so much on the practice of reparative therapy – which aims to change a person's sexual orientation from gay to...
  • Foe of ‘Ex-Gay’ Ministries Launches New Group

    06/17/2006 6:20:30 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 25 replies · 866+ views
    Concerned Women for America ^ | 6/16/06 | Sarah Kuziomko
    In yet another frontal attack on “ex-gay” ministries, a well-known homosexual activist held a press conference at the National Press Club last week to launch a new organization that he has dubbed “Truth Wins Out.” Wayne Besen, who insists that people are born “gay” and cannot overcome homosexual desires, staged his event on the same day (June 7) that the U.S. Senate was voting on the Marriage Protection Amendment. Joined by five other men who claim to have undergone “ex-gay” counseling and who say they reverted to homosexuality, Besen assailed the “right-wing” and Christian ministries in particular. Besen took...
  • Ex-Gay Ministry Leader Refutes Protesters' Anti-Reparative Therapy Claims

    11/19/2005 6:57:53 PM PST · by wagglebee · 49 replies · 1,764+ views
    Agape Press ^ | 11/18/05 | Jim Brown and Jenni Parker
    Ex-homosexuals and "reparative therapy" advocates recently gathered in Marina del Rey, California, for the 13th annual conference of the National Association for Research & Therapy of Homosexuality, or NARTH. Reparative or reorientation therapy is designed to help men and women in conflict with their homosexuality attain the goal of reaching their heterosexual potential. NARTH comprises more than 1,000 therapists, sociologists, and psychoanalysts who believe homosexuality is not inborn and can be changed. However, the organization's November 11-13 gathering in Marina del Rey (Los Angeles County) attracted an angry group of protesters, many of whom argued that reparative therapy is dangerous...