Pray the Ex-Gay Away

Maybe there is a God after all!

Exodus International, a leading “ex-gay” organization (you know, those lovely groups that think if gay guys pray hard enough, they won’t like dudes anymore), is shutting its doors.

And this except from an apology from Alan Chambers, Exodus’ president, is just–wow. Read it for yourself:

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. I am sorry that there were times I didn’t stand up to people publicly “on my side” who called you names like sodomite—or worse. I am sorry that I, knowing some of you so well, failed to share publicly that the gay and lesbian people I know were every bit as capable of being amazing parents as the straight people that I know. I am sorry that when I celebrated a person coming to Christ and surrendering their sexuality to Him that I callously celebrated the end of relationships that broke your heart. I am sorry that I have communicated that you and your families are less than me and mine.

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