Tag Archives: Exodus International

Former Ex-Gay Leader Marries Gay Couples [VIDEO]

From Canada’s Daily Xtra: “For years Wendy Gritter ran the ex-gay ministry New Direction. But shortly after starting in 2002, she discovered that making gay people straight was not working. In fact, it was doing more harm than good. In this episode of “Heaven or Hell” Wendy blows the whistle on the ex-gay movement and apologies for the harm it ...

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Former “Ex-Gay” Poster Boy John Paulk Competes On Cooking Reality Show

Last night former “ex-gay” poster boy John Paulk competed on the cooking reality show Cutthroat Kitchen. The show was promoted by Go Local PDX on Friday: “The fast-paced energy I experienced while taping the episode last summer was exhilarating,” said Paulk. “I’ve never had more fun in my life competing with other talented chefs.” This in not Paulk’s first appearance ...

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Ho-Hum, Yet Another “Ex-Gay” Former Exodus Leader Comes Out As Gay

In what has become a fairly routine event, yet another “ex-gay” leader has decided that he was kidding himself. Today it’s Randy Thomas, former Exodus International vice president and self-described “ex-gay poster boy.” He writes: Whether anyone cares, pays attention, approves, disapproves, friends or unfriends me isn’t the point. The point is that I need to stay true to how ...

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Nine Former “Ex-Gay” Leaders Unite In Opposition To Conversion Therapy Torture

The National Center for Lesbian Rights today posted a public letter from nine former leaders of the “ex-gay” movement in which they denounce so-called conversion therapy. At one time, we were not only deeply involved in these “ex-gay” programs, we were the founders, the leaders, and the promoters. Together we represent more than half a century of experience, so few ...

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HomoQuotable – John Paulk

“It’s funny, for those of us that worked in it, behind closed doors, we knew we hadn’t really changed. Our situations had changed – we had gotten married, and some of us had children, so our roles had changed. I was a husband and father; that was my identity. And the homosexuality had been tamped down. But you can only ...

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“Ex-Gay” Demands Apology From Exodus

As you probably know, earlier this summer the most infamous “ex-gay” group, Exodus International, shut down after declaring that “ex-gay” therapy is a crock of harmful bullshit that doesn’t work.  “Ex-gay” activist Christopher Doyle now says Exodus owes people like him an apology and has even written the apology letter that he feels Exodus should issue. From the letter: Dear ...

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Former Exodus President Alan Chambers Denounces “Ex-Gay” Therapy For Minors

“What I believe is that when it comes to promising or assuring someone, or causing someone to expect that they’re gong to completely eradicate a set of feelings or temptations or desires, I think that sets someone up for tremendous damage, which can cause them shame and guilt. I certainly believe we should never be offering [conversion therapy] for minors. ...

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Alan Chambers Is Ready To Start Over

Posted yesterday by CBN Online: Right now only a remnant remain at the old Exodus offices in Orlando, but its leaders hope that the so-called death of this organization will result in the birth of a movement that starts a fresh conversation on faith and sexuality. “It’s a brand-new organization at this point,” Chambers admitted, “with no support, no funding ...

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Alan Chambers On His New Group

“It’s just in the dreaming and infancy stage of all of that. We don’t have a name. We do have a website that we just quickly put up that is called ReduceFear.org. It’s not going to be the name of the organization, but it is one part of a mission statement that we have come up with about what we ...

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Christian TV On Exodus Shutdown

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Exodus Gives Scott Lively The Sadz

“In anticipation of this sad day many former Exodus member organizations broke away months ago and formed a new organization, the Restored Hope Network. RHN will carry on the important work of the church in helping homosexuals to recover from same-sex attraction disorder. I applaud the courage of these men and women to remain true to Scripture in the face ...

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Quote Of The Day – Rev. Nancy Wilson

“For decades, Exodus International has been synonymous with the idea that people need to be ‘cured’ or ‘healed’ of homosexuality. This week’s historic apology from Exodus leader, Alan Chambers, for the harm done to LGBT people by Exodus is encouraging. Sadly, nothing will bring back the lives lost to suicide based on pseudo-psychology and corrupt theology. Any apology for past ...

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Exodus International Head Alan Chambers Apologizes To Ex-Gay Survivors

From last night’s Oprah Winfrey Network special, which was taped before yesterday’s announcement that Exodus would be shutting down.

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Hate Groups Cheer End Of Exodus

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Alan Chambers Apologizes

“Please know that I am deeply sorry. I am sorry for the pain and hurt many of you have experienced. I am sorry that some of you spent years working through the shame and guilt you felt when your attractions didn’t change. I am sorry we promoted sexual orientation change efforts and reparative theories about sexual orientation that stigmatized parents. ...

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BREAKING: “Ex-Gay” Group Exodus International Announces It Will Shut Down

Following a lengthy apology from its head Alan Chambers, tonight the world’s largest “ex-gay” organization, Exodus International, announced that it will shut down. Founded in 1976, at its peak Exodus had over 100 chapters in the United States and over 150 affiliates worldwide. From the group’s website: “Exodus is an institution in the conservative Christian world, but we’ve ceased to ...

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Oprah Network Special: Ex-Gay Survivors Confront Exodus International

The show airs on Thursday.    In a special episode, Lisa Ling is joined by a group of survivors of the condemned and damaging practice of “reparative therapy” as they confront Alan Chambers. Chambers recently asked Ling to help orchestrate an opportunity in which he could formally apologize to those who felt deceived and defrauded by Exodus’ practices and to announce ...

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“Ex-Gay” Leader Formally Apologizes

“For the better part of ten years, I was an advocate and spokesman for what’s known as the ‘ex-gay movement,’ where we declared that sexual orientation could be changed through a close-knit relationship with God, intensive therapy and strong determination. At the time, I truly believed that it would happen. And while many things in my life did change as ...

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Ex-Gay Poster Boy John Paulk Apologizes: I No Longer Support Ex-Gay Movement

John Paulk, the man many “credit” with launching the “ex-gay” movement in the United States, has apologized for his past and denounced the “ex-gay” industry.  From an interview with Portland’s PQ Monthly: “Until recently, I have struggled all my life in feeling unloved and unaccepted,” Paulk said. “I have been on a journey during the last few years in trying ...

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“Ex-Gay” Blooper Reel

Is this supposed to make them lovable? (Via Good As You)

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