Thursday, June 20, 2013
Surprise! Living a Lie Sucks
So, this is happening today. The organization Exodus International has closed, and the president of this "Christian" ministry, Alan Chambers, is doing interviews apologizing for his very damaging and unchristian-like ministry which has hurt many people.
Exodus International focused on healing homosexuals, turning them straight through reparative therapy and prayer. Chambers has gone on record, most famously with Oprah, to denounce this idea of homosexuality as a choice and lifestyle that can be treated through psychological therapy. Basically, he has realized that brainwashing does more harm than good. The Huffington Post has an article in more detail.
I'm not sure, but I hope someone else somewhere has drawn parallels between this anti-gay movement and the Inquisition's use of torture to illicit and secure oaths of undying devotion to the Faith. Frankly, this Evangelical war on homosexuality is disgusting, and I'm glad to see a leader and true believer of this madness flip his position... how very Saint Paul of him, what a revelation this must have been.