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Exodus VP Stepping Down

Jim Burroway

April 12th, 2011

Exodus International vice president Randy Thomas is stepping down from his position, according to a blog post by the group’s president Alan Chambers. Thomas isn’t going far however. He will take on a part-time position as Exodus’s Director of Digital Media and Development — basically, running the online and social media platforms for Exodus. According to the announcement, this gives Thomas an opportunity to allows his “pastoral, artistic and creative gifts …to grow and develop to their full potential.”

The announcement doesn’t indicate when the change becomes effective.

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Norm!
April 12th, 2011 | LINK

What a clever way to spin downsizing.

David in Houston
April 12th, 2011 | LINK

…pastoral, artistic and creative gifts?

Sounds kinda gay to me. Perhaps he meant to say, “masculine, studly and testosterone-infused gifts”.

tavdy79
April 12th, 2011 | LINK

If Thomas is hoping to encourage his “pastoral, artistic and creative gifts …to grow and develop to their full potential”, it would appear that his idea of their full potential is what the rest of us would normally call a bonsai: looks nice, but in reality it’s stunted through being constantly cut back and restricted.

Steve
April 12th, 2011 | LINK

As far as I’m concerned, Randy is in tricky space for striking out somewhat differently and/or independently. Ex-gays, even the most devout, long-term conservative Christians, aren’t seen as good candidates for ordination or other leadership duties on their home turf.

Christian establishment figures have to be looking at the likes of Ray Boltz and Louis Marinelli and (rightly) wondering which Exodus staffer might come out next, or come out in favor of civil marriage equality.

I just hope that Randy has non-filtered internet access during some of his non-Exodus-paid time now.

Lindoro Almaviva
April 12th, 2011 | LINK

this gives Thomas an opportunity to allow his“pastoral, artistic and creative gifts …to grow and develop to their full potential.”

If I had read this anywhere else i would be expecting an announcement that he would be joining the cast of Ru Paul’s drag race next season and he needs to devote time to sow all the gowns.

cd
April 12th, 2011 | LINK

So Randy is going from blegging to blogging, or is that from blogging to blegging?

Anywayz, the chances of finding him on Manhunt seem to be going up substantially.

AdrianT
April 14th, 2011 | LINK

The more interactive Randy Thomas becomes, the more we evangelical atheists can reach out to him with the good news that evolution is a fact and that religion is a delusion, and that he should enjoy his one and only life to the full while he can… I really think it is dangerous to leave people like with their faith.

Timothy Kincaid
April 14th, 2011 | LINK

please, please, please knock on his door with literature on Sunday mornings.

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