This year has seen Exodus International’s president Alan Chambers drop support for the brand of change therapy called reparative therapy. In response, the therapy’s chief proponent, Dr. Joeseph Nicolosi, has accused Chambers of misrepresenting the practice. Some of what we present here has appeared elsewhere recently, but we are now able to provide a more [...]
Two days ago we reported on media reports from Jamaica following a visit there from Exodus board vice chairman Dennis Jernigan. Jamaica is a particularly violent place for gay and lesbians. Jernigan’s visit and statements while there were used in support of their anti-sodomy laws. The US, Great Britain and others are apparently trying to [...]
Truth Wins Out reports that the vice chairman of the Exodus board, Dennis Jernigan, may have inserted himself into a Uganda like situation in Jamaica, a place with a virulently anti-gay atmosphere. According to quotes in the Jamaican press, Jernigan claimed he was once gay but no more, and mentioned his marriage. He also disparaged [...]
It is no secret that Exodus International has had a rough time of it in the past year. Money issues, falling attendance and a major effort to rebrand have left the ex-gay organization in a tenuous state. While there are some mixed reviews on just what the new face of Exodus might really mean in [...]
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOA9jPpUkxw[/youtube] An original work by Daniel Gonzales while writing for Ex-Gay Watch in 2007, this analysis of the flaws in the Spitzer study is as relevant today as it was then. For while Dr. Spitzer has now formally denounced his own work and apologized to the Gay community for having put such a flawed study [...]
In what seems like the logical extension of the recent trend, Exodus International has decided there were not enough people interested in attending their Love Won Out conference scheduled for later this month to justify the expense. Conference attendance has been trending downward, with their last conference bringing in barely 400 people. This is down [...]
News broke yesterday of the possible death of long-time ex-gay advocate Anthony Falzarano’s death. No one seemed to be certain of the validity of this report and he appeared at a West Palm Beach social event earlier this month with his wife. He also attempted to comment here* barely two days ago. Falzarano was banned [...]
Andrew Comiskey, founder and current leader of Desert Stream Ministries (Living Waters), has posted what appears to be the first public criticism of Exodus President Alan Chambers recent rebranding efforts. In a letter to unspecified recipients, Comiskey describes the importance of reparatve therapy to what Exodus does, and the prevalence of the Living Waters brand [...]
After statements by Exodus President Alan Chambers at the recent GCN conference, some have been persuaded that Exodus may be headed in a more tolerant “congruency” direction. We’ve been around this block more than a few times before and remain skeptical of the sincerity of any such change. Having published information late last year linking [...]
There has been a lot of discussion lately over the attendance of Exodus President Alan Chambers at a recent Gay Christian Network conference (GCN). Chambers participated in a panel discussion with former Love In Action director John Smid, Courage UK founder Jeremy Marks, and Wendy Gritter, Executive Director of New Direction ministry in Canada (a [...]
- The Fighting Words of Michael Brown January 24, 2008
- Psychiatrists Warn Church of England to Reject Reparative Therapy November 22, 2007
- Wendy Gritter of Exodus Member Ministry New Direction February 25, 2008
- Ex-Gay Therapist James Phelan Removed From Exodus Referral List November 13, 2007
- Exodus International Lays off Staff, Cuts Benefits August 23, 2010
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