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August 4, 2013

While he balks at having minors taking 'ex-gay' therapy, Alan Chambers wants adults to have the choice

The president of the now defunct ex-gay group Exodus International repeated the apology he made to gays and lesbians in early summer, but kept way from labeling his relationship with his wife.

Alan Chambers sat down with reporter Michelangelo Signorile on SiriusXM Progress.

July 24, 2013

Exodus International vice president Randy Thomas has issued his own apology after its president Alan Chambers apologized and closed the organization

The Vice President of the world’s largest ‘ex-gay’ therapy group has apologized for his role in the organization following its being shut down by Exodus International president Alan Chambers.

‘I apologize to the gay community for idealizing and reinforcing the institutional groupthink of Exodus,’ Exodus vice president Randy Thomas said in a public statement.

July 24, 2013

Exodus International vice president Randy Thomas has issued his own apology after its president Alan Chambers apologized and closed the organization

The Vice President of the world’s largest ‘ex-gay’ therapy group has apologized for his role in the organization following its being shut down by Exodus International president Alan Chambers.

‘I apologize to the gay community for idealizing and reinforcing the institutional groupthink of Exodus,’ Exodus vice president Randy Thomas said in a public statement.

June 27, 2013

Is the ex-gay lobby moving from attempts to ‘cure’ our sexuality to a recognition that we can’t be cured so should be giving up on sex altogether?

I didn’t know my sexual orientation was still up for debate. Progress is made at the US Supreme Court, but not in certain religious conservative circles.

Alan Chambers, president of Exodus International, announced the closing of the organization. What appeared as a seismic shift, or a closing chapter in the harmful history of ex-gay ministries may be neither. I suggest we all listen to the coded language and read the fine print.

June 27, 2013

Is the ex-gay lobby moving from attempts to ‘cure’ our sexuality to a recognition that we can’t be cured so should be giving up on sex altogether?

I didn’t know my sexual orientation was still up for debate. Progress is made at the US Supreme Court, but not in certain religious conservative circles.

Alan Chambers, president of Exodus International, announced the closing of the organization. What appeared as a seismic shift, or a closing chapter in the harmful history of ex-gay ministries may be neither. I suggest we all listen to the coded language and read the fine print.

June 23, 2013

Australia’s Living Waters ex-gay ministry has pledged to continue to try to make LGBTs straight despite Exodus International apologizing and shutting down

A leading Australian Christian ministry that tries to cure people of their same-sex attraction has vowed to soldier on despite Exodus International, the largest Christian reparative therapy group in the world, admitting that people cannot change their sexuality and shutting down.

June 23, 2013

Australia’s Living Waters ex-gay ministry has pledged to continue to try to make LGBTs straight despite Exodus International apologizing and shutting down

A leading Australian Christian ministry that tries to cure people of their same-sex attraction has vowed to soldier on despite Exodus International, the largest Christian reparative therapy group in the world, admitting that people cannot change their sexuality and shutting down.

June 23, 2013

Mark Culligan, of New Hearts Outreach, thinks all it takes is small group therapy and "God's unconditional love' to get rid of same-sex desire

Exodus International's doors might be closed, but that will not stop a splinter group from advocating conversion therapy.

Mark Culligan is the founder of New Hearts Outreach, an Exodus International chapter located in Tampa Bay, Florida. While his organization is removing from its website all references to the world's largest 'gay cure' ministry, New Hearts is not changing its mission: making gays and lesbians straight.

June 23, 2013

Mark Culligan, of New Hearts Outreach, thinks all it takes is small group therapy and "God's unconditional love' to get rid of same-sex desire

Exodus International's doors might be closed, but that will not stop a splinter group from advocating conversion therapy.

Mark Culligan is the founder of New Hearts Outreach, an Exodus International chapter located in Tampa Bay, Florida. While his organization is removing from its website all references to the world's largest 'gay cure' ministry, New Hearts is not changing its mission: making gays and lesbians straight.

June 22, 2013

A coalition of LGBT groups in the Philippines has called on Archbishop Oscar Cruz to admit that LGBTs can’t be ‘cured’ following the shut down of the world’s largest ‘gay cure’ ministry and for the Catholic Church to apologize

Dangal National Network, a coalition of 23 LGBT groups in the Philippines, has called on Catholic Archbishop Oscar Cruz to retract his claims that homosexuality is a treatable condition following the collapse of the world’s largest Christian ministry aimed at making LGBTs heterosexual.

On June 19 Exodus International announced it was shutting down and the group’s president, Alan Chambers, issued a statement apologizing for the harm it had caused.

June 20, 2013

Exodus International president Alan Chambers has officially apologized to the harm they have caused to the LGBT

The 'gay cure' Christian ministry claiming to be the oldest and largest in the world has shut down and the directors have apologized to the LGBT community.

In a press release posted on the ministry’s website Wednesday night (19 June), the US-based Exodus International announced the decision to close after nearly four decades.

June 20, 2013

Exodus International president Alan Chambers has officially apologized to the harm they have caused to the LGBT

The 'gay cure' Christian ministry claiming to be the oldest and largest in the world has shut down and the directors have apologized to the LGBT community.

In a press release posted on the ministry’s website Wednesday night (19 June), the US-based Exodus International announced the decision to close after nearly four decades.

April 25, 2013

John Paulk, the former chairman of Exodus International, has apologized for saying religion will cure homosexuality

A man who once claimed to have been ‘cured’ of his sexuality has formally apologized for the harm he has caused, adding he is still gay.

John Paulk, the former chairman of Exodus International and founded the ‘Focus On The Family’, has released a statement renouncing his ‘ex-gay’ past.

‘For the better of ten years, I was an advocate and spokesman for what’s known as the “ex-gay movement”’ said Paulk, ‘where we declared that sexual orientation could be changed through a close-knit relationship with God, intensive therapy and strong determination.

April 25, 2013

John Paulk, the former chairman of Exodus International, has apologized for saying religion will cure homosexuality

A man who once claimed to have been ‘cured’ of his sexuality has formally apologized for the harm he has caused, adding he is still gay.

John Paulk, the former chairman of Exodus International and founded the ‘Focus On The Family’, has released a statement renouncing his ‘ex-gay’ past.

‘For the better of ten years, I was an advocate and spokesman for what’s known as the “ex-gay movement”’ said Paulk, ‘where we declared that sexual orientation could be changed through a close-knit relationship with God, intensive therapy and strong determination.

February 23, 2013

An outspoken conversion 'therapy' advocate says students should treat pro-LGBT school group like Nazi skinheads and KKK groups

Robert Gagnon, allied to the anti-gay organization, the National Organization for Marriage’s (NOM), said that students should treat a pro-LGBT school group like the Ku Klux Klan or Nazi skinhead groups.

Gagnon ranted against Alan Chambers, head of the Ex-Gay group Exodus International, for suggesting that students to attend Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) group meetings in their schools.

GSA is a group which aims to make schools safer for LGBT students and help improve their academic performance.

August 14, 2012

Parents of Homosexuals and Former Homosexuals attacks Californian bill banning ex-gay therapy for children

A Christian gay cure group in the US has accused a California senator of 'fascism' after backing a bill which bans the therapy being used on children.

The proposal, SB 1172, is currently making its way through the state's legislature and would prohibit the use of so-called 'reparitive therapy' on minors.

Extremist Christian group Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays (PFOX), have now launched a scathing attack on the law.

August 9, 2012

LGBT rights group All Out launch petition urging UK government to denounce gay 'cure' therapy ahead of extremist group's visit to Britain

Campaigners are calling on the UK government to ban so-called gay 'cures' ahead of a homophobic Christian group's British leg of a world tour.

Global LGBT rights group All Out has launched a petition to stop extremist religious organizations from using therapies which they claim can turn gay people straight.

August 1, 2012

Alan Chambers, president of Exodus International, continues to denounce group's former practice of reparative therapy

The president of one of the world's largest 'ex-gay' groups has again denounced gay cure therapy claiming there is 'no magic wand' to turn homosexuals straight.

Head of Exodus International Alan Chambers recently admitted curing someone of their sexuality is impossible, drawing concerns from far right Christian organizations.

August 1, 2012

Alan Chambers, president of Exodus International, continues to denounce group's former practice of reparative therapy

The president of one of the world's largest 'ex-gay' groups has again denounced gay cure therapy claiming there is 'no magic wand' to turn homosexuals straight.

Head of Exodus International Alan Chambers recently admitted curing someone of their sexuality is impossible, drawing concerns from far right Christian organizations.

July 19, 2012

Exodus International president Alan Chambers in danger of being fired after saying it is impossible to cure gay people

The president of an ‘ex-gay’ group has said gays will go to heaven as long as they have ‘security in Christ’.

Head of Exodus International Alan Chambers recently admitted curing someone of their sexuality is impossible, drawing concerns from far right Christian organizations.

He says if anyone has given their heart to Christ, ‘salvation is inevitable’.

July 19, 2012

Exodus International president Alan Chambers in danger of being fired after saying it is impossible to cure gay people

The president of an ‘ex-gay’ group has said gays will go to heaven as long as they have ‘security in Christ’.

Head of Exodus International Alan Chambers recently admitted curing someone of their sexuality is impossible, drawing concerns from far right Christian organizations.

He says if anyone has given their heart to Christ, ‘salvation is inevitable’.

July 10, 2012

This week the team welcome singer and stand-up Rosie Wilby who is sitting in for Amy Lamé this month. 

This week the team welcome singer and stand-up Rosie Wilby who is sitting in for Amy Lamé this month. 

We talk about how, despite everything, London Pride 2012 was a truly wonderful and moving event.

Rosie interviews David Badella who is currently starring in Torch Song Trilogy, we discuss the Exodus from the pray the gay away organisation Exodus, and how the Catholic Church of Scotland has declared a "war on gay marriage".

July 7, 2012

Alan Chambers becomes the latest of a string of senior Exodus International leaders to admit that people cannot change their sexuality through therapy

A major rift has emerged in the international ex-gay movement with Exodus International president Alan Chambers declaring that homosexuality cannot be cured and admitting that attempts to do so could be harmful.

The organization had been using the slogan ‘change is possible’ as recently as three years ago but Chambers told the New York Times that ‘Exodus needs to move beyond that slogan.’

‘I [still] believe that any sexual expression outside of heterosexual, monogamous marriage is sinful according to the Bible,’ Chambers said.

July 7, 2012

Alan Chambers becomes the latest of a string of senior Exodus International leaders to admit that people cannot change their sexuality through therapy

A major rift has emerged in the international ex-gay movement with Exodus International president Alan Chambers declaring that homosexuality cannot be cured and admitting that attempts to do so could be harmful.

The organization had been using the slogan ‘change is possible’ as recently as three years ago but Chambers told the New York Times that ‘Exodus needs to move beyond that slogan.’

‘I [still] believe that any sexual expression outside of heterosexual, monogamous marriage is sinful according to the Bible,’ Chambers said.