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Another Chapter in Exodus’s Closing

Jim Burroway

August 29th, 2013

Probably the last time you’ll see this logo.

The Exodus International web site is now offline. The web site now redirects to a new one for Speak. Love., the new organization with the awkward punctuation that is rising up to take its place.

Exodus president Alan Chambers announced its closure last June during the organizations final annual conference in Irvine, California. There’s a lot involved with winding down an organization. Finances to finalize, bank accounts to close, equipment and furnishing to sell off, records to pack, final statements filed, and so on. It doesn’t happen at the blink of an eye. But last week, vice President Randy Thomas was officially laid off. I don’t know when the final, official last date will be, but I’m guessing it’ll be any day now.

When Chambers announced Exodus’s closure on the first day of the conference, he also announced that he would be starting a new organization, which went under the tentative name of Reduce Fear. The conference’s second day was taken up with various topics which gave a hint of what that new direction might be, which included a number of remarkable discussions that would never have been allowed at a prior Exodus conference. This included one family’s story about doing everything that the old Exodus had taught them to do, only to see it lead to their son’s suicide.

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Rob
August 29th, 2013 | LINK

It’s actually WE Speak Love, according to the web address when you click the link, and it’s only a donation page to pay off the Exodus bills, and refers to wanting to start the Reduce Fear website withs some cash on hand. At least according to the information on the link you provided. Just another last ditch money grab.

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