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Former Leaders of Exodus International Apologize

Los Angeles, California) Three former leaders of an international ministry that counsels gays to change their sexual orientation apologized for their efforts, saying that though they acted sincerely, their message had caused isolation, shame and fear.

The former leaders of the interdenominational Christian organization Exodus International said Wednesday they had all, over time, become disillusioned with the group's ideas and concerned about what they described as the wrenching human toll of such gay conversion efforts.

"Some who heard our message were compelled to try to change an integral part of themselves, bringing harm to themselves and their families," the three, including former Exodus co-founder Michael Bussee, said in a joint written statement presented at a news conference in Hollywood. "Although we acted in good faith, we have since witnessed the isolation, shame, fear and loss of faith that this message creates."



Ryan Charisma said...

not good enough, apology NOT accepted.

suicide maybe?

Richard W. Lewis, Sr. said...

Ryan, C'mon now. Chivalry is not dead. A gentleman knows that when the enemy waves the white flag it is appropriate to shake hands and share a glass of wine.

In the case of these three ex-ex-gay fellows we must welcome them over to our side of the battle lines because I suspect they can provide us valuable intelligence with which we can totally anihilate the remaining enemy.

Anonymous said...

This was on cnn too, with a video. Worth a look.