Exodus International has been getting a fair bit of media attention lately. As part of the major rebranding exercise we predicted in November last year, Exodus President Alan Chambers has gone far and wide with his message that the group, known as the foremost proponent of the idea that homosexuals can change, no longer puts […]
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On her MSNBC show last night, Rachel Maddow gave a history of the ex-gay movement in light of psychiatrist Robert Spitzer’s retraction of his 2001 study. Watch the report below: Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy The brief segment provides a fairly good run-down of how groups such as […]
For a decade, ex-gays have relied on the results of a 2001 study to prove their claim that “change is possible.” But if they continue to promote its flawed research, they will do so only in the knowledge that its author, psychiatrist Robert Spitzer, has now publicly disowned it. In an article in the May issue […]
Ex-gay Andy Comiskey says that being gay is about self-absorption and lack of self-restraint — but gays can change. In an interview with reparative therapist Dr Joseph Nicolosi, of NARTH, Comiskey says he can’t help but see gay activists as conflicted. They are denying their God-given selves, he says, and efforts to promote same-sex marriage […]
LGBT activist organization Truth Wins Out has launched a lawsuit against PFOX, the anti-gay lobbying group whose president accused TWO’s Wayne Besen of calling for his death. Here’s what Greg Quinlan said on TV last year: [Wayne Besen] asked for people, you know, somebody needs to run Greg over. He needs to be hit with […]
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 […]
Exodus International President Alan Chambers has published his reflections on what he said to a conference of gay Christians last month. Speaking to the Gay Christian Network in January, Chambers enthusiastically greeted GCN leader Justin Lee as his “brother in Christ”: I honestly trust [Justin Lee], and I honestly like him, and I honestly believe […]
Justin Lee, the director of the Gay Christian Network, has published an official statement concerning the unscheduled appearance of Exodus President Alan Chambers’s at the GCN conference in Orlando, FL, last week. Read this initial post and the ensuing comments thread, as well as this follow-up thread, for the backstory. Justin has given Ex-Gay Watch […]
Exodus International President Alan Chambers is happy to affirm LGBT Christians as his brothers and sisters in Christ, at least according to his opening gambit at the GCN conference last week: I honestly trust [GCN leader Justin Lee], and I honestly like him, and I honestly believe that he loves Jesus and that we are […]
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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