A Full Time WHAT?

Timothy Kincaid

May 8th, 2007

What does Exodus International do?  Quick, what’s your first answer?  If you said, “Serve as an umbrella organization for ex-gay ministries that seek to serve those unhappy with their same-sex attraction”, you could be forgiven.  It’s an easy mistake.

But let’s take a quick look at a little item in this “Special Report” by anti-media activist Cliff Kincaid (no relation):

Alan Chambers, the former homosexual who runs Exodus International, tries to interest the media in the fact that true change from homosexuality is possible and that people have experienced and can talk about true change. Chambers says he employs a full-time communications specialist to reach out to the media…[emphasis mine]

Personally, I think it’s time to recognize that Exodus has very little anymore to do with serving ex-gay strugglers and much more to do with anti-gay media and political activism.


May 9th, 2007

From the link:
“In general, he adds, the media have a pro-homosexual slant, although he did find Lester Holt of NBC News and Anderson Cooper of CNN to be fair in their handling of the controversy.”

I couldn’t agree more. I find that the media have a pro-human slant as well, they’re very biased. At least Lester Holt and Anderson Cooper are willing to give equal time to the other side of the truth.

Willie Hewes

May 9th, 2007

Oh, great. We’re talking about TRUE change now. What does that mean? Is normal change not enough? Change from homosexuality, OK, but into what? There appears to be a blank where the word ‘heterosexuality’ would be.

True Change… hm… the vocabulary expands again…


May 9th, 2007

Well, Alan Chambers may state that “true change from homosexuality is possible and that people have experienced and can talk about true change,” but he has at least one leader on the Exodus site who disagrees with him.

John Smid of Love In Action is a past board member and president of Exodus and is currently listed in the “General” and “Parents & Family” sections of the “Speakers Bureau” page on the Exodus website. http://exodus.to/content/view/362/0/
His listings include this text: “Child Development, Family Dynamics, and homosexuality and personal testimony.”

One the video at http://www.current.tv/watch/22362269, John Smid says, “The term ex-gay is a quick snippet but it doesn’t really describe the truth, because ‘ex-gay’ says something like never again, ever will be, it’s all gone, it’s over, it’s done, it’s changed, it’s transformed. I’ve never known anyone that’s experienced that, including myself.” Emphasis mine.


May 9th, 2007

What do they mean by “ex-gay” anyway? Just ask any heterosexual person who tries to tell you a gay person can change his/her orientation, “If ex-gay is possible, is ex-heterosexual also possible?”


May 14th, 2007

If the media would do some real investigative reporting about these parallel charlatan organizations, they would stop howling for attention. But then, they’d be exposed for what they are and the “controversy” would be about their creatively concocted subversive activism.

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