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Soulforce Commends Closing of “Ex-Gay” Ministry Exodus International

After almost forty years, Exodus International has closed its doors. It was the oldest Christian services organization of its type and the market leader in reparative/ex-gay/sexual orientation change therapy. Soulforce, an interfaith organization that works to free lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people

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Waking Up in Memphis

I woke up in a Memphis, Tenn., economy hotel with nothing but my wallet, a pack of Marlboros, and some clothes that were tossed carelessly over a chair. The morning sun peeked through the crack in the curtain and specks of dust hovered in the

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Christian Spin on ‘Ex-gay’ Study Creates Harm

A recent study, “A longitudinal study of attempted religiously-mediated sexual orientation change,” published in The Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy has been hailed by conservative US Christians in publications and websites as a breakthrough. A Christian political group in Australia, the Salt Shakers, was

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What We Can Learn from Exodus’ Alan Chambers

The president of Exodus International, Alan Chambers, recently published a book entitled, “Leaving Homosexuality,” and the interview he gave to CitizenLink, that appears in its July 24, 2009 edition, regarding his “leaving homosexuality” is instructive. This is part of what Alan Chambers said: “For so

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APA Rejects “Ex-Gay” Therapy

First, the good news – the American Psychological Association has repudiated so-called “ex-gay” therapies that purport to change gay people into straight people. “Contrary to claims of sexual orientation change advocates and practitioners, there is insufficient evidence to support the use of psychological interventions to

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Losing Love to an “Ex-Gay Ministry”

When I met her, she was my best friend. We worked together as mental health counselors in a fundamentalist Evangelical agency. I had known her for three years. During that time, I had been married to a wonderful man whom I divorced due to our

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Episode 14: Former Ex-Gay Leader Darlene Bogle

Read related articles The fourteenth podcast, or “Godcast” from Whosoever: An Online Magazine for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Christians, features an interview with Darlene Bogle, a former leader in the ex-gay movement. She’s doing a lot lately, authoring a new book, apologizing for her

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Leaving Exodus

Words are strange. In the Bible, the Exodus refers to coming out of the desert experience, and leaving the years of bondage to Pharaoh. It was coming into the promised land. Exodus International has taken the name and the image to show how you can