Exodus International, a 37 year old ministry seeking to help people with unwanted same-sex attractions, is shutting down. The shocking announcement came last week as Exodus president Alan Chambers issued a public apology for the “harm” caused by his group and said he is seeking to “see bridges built, we want peace to be at the forefront of anything we do in the future.” The apology and news of Exodus shutting down went viral as both supporters and detractors weighed in with their thoughts. Not surprisingly, homosexual advocates praised Chambers for his courage and honesty, applauding him while asking him to go farther and condemn reparative therapy.
Sharon Groves, a leader with the Human Rights Campaign said:
“This is a welcome first step in honestly addressing the harm the organization and its leaders have caused…Now we need them to take the next step of leadership and persuade all other religious-based institutions that they got it wrong.”
Evangelical leaders on the other hand lamented the decision and noted the further confusion and harm it would cause those dealing with unwanted same-sex attraction. Albert Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary commented: [Read more...]
About Nathan Cherry
Nathan Cherry is the chief editor and blogger for the Engage Family Minute blog, the official blog of the FPCWV. He serves also as the Regional Development Coordinator as a liaison to the pastor's of West Virginia. He is a pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, pro-religious freedom conservative. He is also a husband, father, pastor, author, musician, and follower of Jesus Christ.