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. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    Exodus: While you are appologizing to the gay community, you might as well send out an RSVP to the rest of the Jewish and Christian communities, to forwarn of your backsliding.

    June 20, 2013 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Mary

      They were obviously forced to apologize.

      June 20, 2013 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  2. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    File under U.S./ liberal establishment smoke screens.

    June 20, 2013 at 9:19 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      It is extremely myopic to believe that only liberals are gay. No smokescreen; only reality.

      June 20, 2013 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      How funny! Of all the gay people I know, only two are Democrat, and the rest of them are Log Cabin Republicans. Nicest people you'll ever want to meet.

      June 20, 2013 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

      Yes. Myopic. Yes, perhaps I am myopic. "Being myopic is FAR BETTER THAN BEING BLIND!". Love Jeff.

      June 21, 2013 at 1:30 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Denial isn't pretty.

      June 21, 2013 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
  3. BOMBO

    But who will help gay Christians become straight now?

    June 20, 2013 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat


    June 20, 2013 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    Well Pope Francis says that there is a gay lobby at work in the Church which must be ousted. Verdict has been passed.

    June 20, 2013 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
    • Mary

      He has also said that ath eists can be offered redemption ... this pope is obviously on some sort of dru gz

      June 20, 2013 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Please tell me where Jesus said word one about gays.

      June 20, 2013 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Greg Wisner

      God also said to marry off women to their rapist.
      God also supported slavery and the beating of them. God also said to stone disobedient children. God gave those laws to the children of Israel; Christianity is something different. Jesus never said a word about gays. Neither should you.

      June 20, 2013 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |
  6. rupert

    I used to be gay. But exodus turned me straight

    June 20, 2013 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  7. banasy©

    Good. They should shut down. Being gay isn't a choice, and it is high time that people understand that nobody would choose to be hated, reviled, and discriminated against because of their natural attraction to the same gender.

    June 20, 2013 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Greg Wisner

    There is nothing wrong with being gay. There IS something wrong with stating a deliberate lie. I don't know if Hamsta is gay or not. I just don't think that his assertion that being gay can be controlled with medicine the same way the other conditions he spoke about should be taken seriously, because it is a flat out falsehood.

    June 20, 2013 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    Are you up close and personal with God @ hamsta? Because if you are you CLEARLY are not getting all his messages!

    June 20, 2013 at 8:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Greg Wisner

      I would be inclined to agree with you, Chrissy.

      June 20, 2013 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hamsta

      Come back from the dead like I did then tell me that. Until then all you can do is pay a phony preacher in a bogus church $99.99 to save your soul.

      June 20, 2013 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Greg Wisner

      I was clinically dead for seven minutes once after a drowning accident when I was a kid. So?

      June 20, 2013 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  10. chrissy

    Log cabin republicans? Lol now thats funny. Oh and @ Greg, most likely the posts with hamstas name on them that were deleted were probably the work of the jacker and not hamsta. Hence the question posted by kenny rogers.

    June 20, 2013 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Greg Wisner

    Oh, sure Hamsta. I'll take the word of the guy who thinks being gay is a hormonal imbalance.

    June 20, 2013 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
  12. chrissy

    And if it was a hormonal imbalance wouldnt that mean that only one gender would be gay??

    June 20, 2013 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Greg Wisner

    Kenny Rogers, the chicken King? Who had so much plastic surgery his eyes won't even close? That Kenny Rogers?

    June 20, 2013 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
  14. chrissy

    Lol foolio i didnt hire anyone. You arent worth me spending my money on.

    June 20, 2013 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Greg Wisner

    While I don't know what this means, that's the feeling I get about Hamsta. Narcissistic.

    June 20, 2013 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
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