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Why Apple Banned These Religious Apps

Religion News Service | Brian Pellot | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion

(RNS) The late Steve Jobs was long considered a control freak by colleagues and employees. It should come as no surprise that the technology Apple des...

U.S. Air Force Academy -- It Doesn't Get Better

Tom Carpenter | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Tom Carpenter

Setting off yet another scandal, the United States Air Force Academy has hired and promoted "ex-gay" cure advocate, Dr. Michael Rosebush, USAFA 1975, as a staff member for the Academy's Center of Character and Leadership Development.

Michelangelo Signorile

Why 'Ex-Gay' Organization's Former President Still Rejects Labels

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 08.05.2013 | Gay Voices

The president of the now-defunct “ex-gay” organization, Exodus International, has been married to a woman for nearly 16 years. But he rejects labe...

ANOTHER Ex-Gay Leader Apologizes To LGBT Community

Posted 07.25.2013 | Gay Voices

In June, controversial "ex-gay" Christian therapy group Exodus International announced it would be closing, and its president, Alan Chambers, posted a...

Evangelical Shift on Gays: Less Fear, More Heart

Tom Krattenmaker | Posted 09.22.2013 | Religion
Tom Krattenmaker

The more promising direction is the one framed by Alan Chambers, and by a widening stream of younger Christians who follow Jesus toward a more open-hearted relationship with their gay fellow citizens. Less fear. More heart.

The Downfall of Exodus International Signals Change

Mia Norton | Posted 09.11.2013 | Gay Voices
Mia Norton

Exodus International and similar organizations may not be performing frontal lobotomies to try to alter one's sexual orientation, but the psychological damage that has been inflicted on countless people is indisputable.

Why I Love the Westboro Baptist Church

Joanna_Montgomery | Posted 09.08.2013 | Politics
Joanna_Montgomery

The Westboro Baptist Church has made it embarrassing to be homophobic. And for that I thank them.

Politicians Have Not Been the Leaders of the Gay Rights Movement

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 08.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Joan E. Dowlin

We were compared to drug addicts and the mentally ill. We were even preached to that God hates us. Is it any wonder we were all in the closet back then?

For Exodus International, Is Forgiveness Possible?

Rev. Cody J. Sanders | Posted 08.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Rev. Cody J. Sanders

As LGBTQ people everywhere celebrate by reveling in the rubble of the once-towering figure on the treacherous ex-gay landscape, forgiveness seems a subject far from our minds.

The Exodus of Exodus: Paradigms and Possibility

Zach J. Hoag | Posted 08.25.2013 | Religion
Zach J. Hoag

By now, the big news from Exodus International, to the tune that they are sorry and they are shutting down, is old news. Is it a meaningful, important shift -- a step forward in the journey toward a more reasonable and humane understanding of homosexuality within the evangelical community?

Exodus Is Gone, But the 'Ex-Gay' Message Stubbornly Persists

Wayne Besen | Posted 08.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Wayne Besen

Although this was a monumental victory, the fight is not over. Just as the election of Barack Obama did not eradicate racism, the death of Exodus is not the death of homophobia.

Exodus 'Ex-Gays' and an Effeminate Boy

Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson | Posted 08.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson

Exodus International leader Alan Chambers apologized recently for the harm done to LGBT people by the so-called "ex-gay" movement. In that moment, the face that came to mind for me was the bruised, burned and emaciated face of 15-year-old Raymond Buys.

WATCH: Exodus Co-Founder Recounts Painful Aftermath Of 'Ex-Gay' Practices

OWN | Posted 06.24.2013 | OWN

In 1976, Michael Bussee helped found the "ex-gay" group known as Exodus International. For years, Bussee had hoped the ministry would help "cure" his ...

The End of Exodus Doesn't Mean the End of 'Ex-Gay' Movements

Rev. Emily C. Heath | Posted 08.23.2013 | Religion
Rev. Emily C. Heath

Exodus taught that gays and lesbians could either change or repress their sexual attractions through a process of prayer and counseling. So its disappearance is a major change in the ex-gay ministry landscape. But the ideas behind Exodus' ministry continue to thrive.

Should We Forgive the Repentant Leader of an 'Ex-Gay' Ministry?

Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg | Posted 08.21.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg

His apology reads as sincere and heartfelt, to be sure. But it raises some bigger questions: What are the possibilities and limits of forgiveness? What does true redemption look like? Do the people hurt by Chambers' actions have an obligation to forgive?

Apologies Are Too Late When The Damage Is Already Done

Rev. Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 08.21.2013 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Cindi Love

After almost 40 years, Exodus International, the oldest Christian services group of its kind and a market leader in reparative/ex-gay/sexual orientation change therapy, is closing its doors. A good start. And not nearly enough.

Exodus International's Alan Chambers: Bending History's Arc

Christian Piatt | Posted 08.21.2013 | Religion
Christian Piatt

The vulnerability of this man's confession is nothing short of overwhelming. The bravery he demonstrates should stand as an example to all people, and in particular, all Christians.

Jaweed Kaleem

It's Not Over: Ex-Gay Groups Vow To Fight On After Leading 'Gay Cure' Group Closes

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 06.22.2013 | Gay Voices

When Jenelle Linden, a 51-year-old therapist who lives in South Bend, Ind., heard that one of the nation's most prominent "ex-gay" organizations was s...

WATCH: Exodus International President Admits Failure, But Has New Mission In Mind

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Schuster | Posted 06.21.2013 | Religion

After announcing the closure of Exodus International this week, the organization's president Alan Chambers admitted to its failures in a discussion wi...

Alan Chambers' Apology

Ravi K. Perry | Posted 08.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Ravi K. Perry

An apology takes courage. And for those of us who do identify as Christian and also happen to not be heterosexual, the Exodus International apology is very moving and marks an important step on the road toward equality, equity, and universal freedom.

Hasta La Vista, Exodus International

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 08.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Rev. Susan Russell

There are not enough words in the world to undo the harm done to LGBT people who have been damaged, devalued and, in far too many cases, destroyed by the toxic narrative that their sexual orientation was an illness to be cured.

WATCH: 'Ex-Gay' Group Leader: 'The Only Thing I Can Do Is Say I'm Sorry'

OWN | Posted 06.21.2013 | OWN

Exodus International, widely considered one of the world's largest "ex-gay" organizations, announced Wednesday night it plans to shut down. For nearly...

CONFESSIONS: 'Ex-Gay' Survivor Opens Up On 'Homoerotic' Conversion Therapy

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Schuster | Posted 06.20.2013 | Gay Voices

After nearly four decades of preaching a "cure" for homosexuality, the Christian ministry Exodus International is closing its doors. Ex-gay survivor S...

'Gay Cure' Organization's President Shifts Stance On Homosexuality

Posted 06.20.2013 | Gay Voices

The president of Exodus International spoke out on HuffPost Live after officials announced plans to shutter the controversial ministry. “The way...

'Ex-Gay' Group Shuts Down, But Movement Is Re-Branding

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 08.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

It's terrific news that Exodus International, the largest and most known group that promoted "reparative therapy," is shutting down. But don't be fooled into thinking this is anything more than a re-branding for the "pray-away-the-gay" movement. It's certainly not a surrender.