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Exodus International dissolves, apologizes to gay community

Catholic World News - June 24, 2013

Exodus International, an Evangelical group that counseled men and women attempting to overcome homosexual impulses, has announced that it is closing.

Alan Chambers, the president of Exodus International, apologized to homosexuals who suffered “trauma” because of efforts to change their sexual preferences. Chambers had already stated that he did not think homosexuality could be “cured.” His stand on that issue had already caused some Evangelicals to leave Exodus International and affiliate with other groups.

Another group devoted to providing support for people seeking to overcome same-sex attraction said that it would continue its efforts. The National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH) said that it “continues to affirm that the experience of thousands of clients with unwanted homosexual attraction and the licensed therapists who serve them demonstrates that trained, experienced, and ethical professional clinicians play a vital role in successful treatment processes.”

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