A doctrinal statement released by the new Restored Hope Network last week seemed to downplay potential differences between it and Exodus International, particularly on the reparative therapy controversy. But a new statement by Andy Comiskey sets the new ex-gay organization at odds with Exodus. In a letter to supporters of his Desert Stream Ministries, Comiskey [...]
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In June, Ex-Gay Watch noted that First Stone Ministries was one of twenty ministries to have severed itself from Exodus International recently. Now the Oklahoma City-based group has publicly explained its actions in a press release, citing changes in “ideology and leadership” as reasons for the split: Press Release: FSM No Longer an Exodus Ministry Many [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
- 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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- David Roberts says: In an article in USA Today about the shut down, Randy...
- Nick Sewell says: Exodus International is shutting down. http://exodusinternational.org/2013/06/exodus-international-to-shut-down/
- Brian says: This comment (which I first read on Kathy Verbiest Baldock's webpage)...
- bill johnson says: I saw this news on the BTB first so I would...
- Cecilfirefox says: Well, I think Paul's writings need to be understood in the...