Anti-gay Christians angry that “ex-gay” myth is being exposed
The leader(Alan Chambers) of Exodus International, the largest group for so called “ex-gays” in the world”, declared that there was no cure for homosexuality and that “reparative therapy” offered false hopes to gays and could even be harmful. He said that virtually every “ex-gay” he has ever met still harbours homosexual cravings, himself included and in a theological departure that has caused the sharpest reaction from conservative pastors,
Mr. Chambers said he believed that those who persist in homosexual behaviour could still be saved by Christ and go to heaven. In another sign of change, the vice chairman of the Exodus board, Dennis Jernigan, was forced to resign in June after he supported anti-sodomy laws in Jamaica. The board pledged to fight efforts anywhere to criminalize sexual acts between consenting adults.
Some in the ex-gay world are more scathing about Mr. Chambers.
“I think Mr. Chambers is tired of his own personal struggles, so he’s making excuses for them by making sweeping generalizations about others,” said Gregg Quinlan, a conservative lobbyist in New Jersey and president of a support group called Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays.