Saturday, June 22, 2013

Gay Cure Ministry Closes

It’s a very good sign as we wait for the US Supreme Court to rule on gay marriage that Exodus International the oldest & largest Christian ministry dealing with faith & homosexuality announced that it's closing its doors after 37 years of ministry. The Board of Directors reached a decision after a year of dialogue & prayer about the organization's place in a changing culture. Alan Chambers, President of Exodus stated, "Exodus is an institution in the conservative Christian world, but we've ceased to be a living, breathing organism. For quite some time we've been imprisoned in a worldview that's neither honoring toward our fellow human beings, nor biblical. From a Judeo-Christian perspective, gay, straight or otherwise, we're all prodigal sons & daughters. Exodus International is the prodigal's older brother, trying to impose its will on God's promises & make judgments on who's worthy of His Kingdom. God is calling us to be the Father - to welcome everyone, to love unhindered. This is a new season of ministry, to a new generation. Our goals are to reduce fear & come alongside churches to become safe, welcoming & mutually transforming communities." Another institution has chosen to be on the right side of history. This is yet another excellent development to show our opponents how narrow minded & ignorant their thinking is that LGBT people can actually become heterosexual. Other gay-cure ministries will continue but not under the name or umbrella of Exodus. Updates to Come…:)
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