‘Ex-Gay’ Group Leader, Apologizes For Practices

I’m sure he’s damaged some lives. He needs to do WAY more than just sit on camera and take whatever people have to say to him.

For almost 40 years, the group called Exodus International, widely considered one of the world’s largest “ex-gay” organizations, claimed to offer a “cure” for homosexuality — one that prescribed prayer, devotion and what leaders called “reparative therapy” to help gay people become straight. Lisa Ling explored the controversial practice in a 2011 episode of “Our America,” during which she first encountered Exodus International’s leader, Alan Chambers.

Back then, Chambers had said, “Change is possible. I stand by that phrase and I live by it. The opposite of homosexuality isn’t heterosexuality; it’s holiness.” But now, Chambers has a new message: an apology.

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