June 20th, 2013
05:50 AM ET

Group apologizes to gay community, shuts down

After 37 years, Exodus International, an organization whose mission was to "help" gay Christians become straight, is shutting down. But not before issuing an apology.

"We're not negating the ways God used Exodus to positively affect thousands of people, but a new generation of Christians is looking for change - and they want to be heard," said Tony Moore, a board member of Exodus.

The announcement comes less than a day after Exodus issued a wide-ranging apology to the gay community for "years of undue judgment by the organization and the Christian Church as a whole," a statement from the group says.


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  1. wut

    They are saying it's all about the money. They know it doesn't matter one way or the other, but the money dried up.

    June 20, 2013 at 6:28 am | Report abuse |
  2. Mary

    Doesn't matter... Gods laws and commands will NEVER change on this matter.

    June 20, 2013 at 6:47 am | Report abuse |
  3. Mary

    LIBERTY HILL, TX - "Police entered the backyard of an innocent family, in which children and a dog were playing, and shot a German Shepherd named Vinny as it approached the officers.

    June 20, 2013 at 7:05 am | Report abuse |
  4. Mary

    The address on the warrant was for a completely different town: Cedar Park, TX.
    The officers were dispatched to arrest a man who had not renewed his vehicle registration. The government felt they were owed money, so they sent armed enforcers to collect."

    June 20, 2013 at 7:05 am | Report abuse |
  5. Mary

    Btw, wonder if Obama is preforming background checks on the so called "rebels" he's arming in Syria ?

    June 20, 2013 at 7:14 am | Report abuse |
  6. Ted

    Good point Mary. Some of the rebels are criminals.

    June 20, 2013 at 7:25 am | Report abuse |
  7. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    Exodus and most members of the Christian community have had a devastating effect on the lives of lesbians and gay men. An apology from Exodus would be like a mass murderer's polite apology after being found guilty: insufficient.

    June 20, 2013 at 7:31 am | Report abuse |
  8. Paul Vincent Lawford

    Hip Hip Hoogay! Good news to hear of the demise of funded persecution.

    June 20, 2013 at 7:57 am | Report abuse |
  9. Mary

    How very Christian of you ... @ Joey
    Good Morning

    June 20, 2013 at 8:01 am | Report abuse |
  10. Mary

    FSA , Al Qeuda, Wahabbis, and Al nurse front to name a few @ Ted And Good morning to you also

    June 20, 2013 at 8:03 am | Report abuse |
  11. rupert

    I am the best basketball player. I can outscore outdunk cobby bryant and michael jordon put together.
    I also make the best soul food. Just ask dazzle.

    June 20, 2013 at 8:22 am | Report abuse |
  12. rupert

    Who's ur daddy!

    June 20, 2013 at 8:23 am | Report abuse |
  13. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    Before the APA removed varying orientation from its list of mental disorders decades ago, primitive psychiatrists did as much damage to those of different orientation as relatively less educated Christian preachers, but the preachers made more money than the medical doctors on that scam. See: Fund, discretionary.

    June 20, 2013 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
    • Mary

      You can make your case from either side citing any source you like @ Joey. Fact remains mens and womens body parts proves that it is NOT normal ...

      June 20, 2013 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  14. rupert

    That makes sense. The preachers did more harm than the doctors yet made more money. Arent most things in this world srwd up

    June 20, 2013 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
  15. Rascal Rabble

    we know and understand...hen-pecked man...the verbal beatdowns by the wife and entire household disrepect is gettin the best of you...even the dog whines its my backyard and porch...and he dumps his sh/t to remind you cut the grass...why dontchoo just manup b/tch...don't take it out on anybody...just stop paying the bills and leave...

    June 20, 2013 at 8:59 am | Report abuse |
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