Ex-gay movement meet, claim to be able to ‘cure’ homosexuality
Posted on May 28, 2008
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The world leaders of a group who claim to be able to ‘cure’ homosexuality met in Toronto, Canada earlier this month.
Exodus Global Alliance is a world-wide Christian organisation that uses reparative/conversion therapy to ‘help’ people change their so-called sexual orientation.
Former leaders of Australia’s ex-gay movement announced they no longer believed in the ethics or the feasibility of such therapy in mid-2007. However, the Director of Exodus Asia Pacific, Peter Lane, who attended the conference, is still an avid supporter of the ex-gay movement.
“We provide a support for people who want to overcome what they see as behavior that is in contrast with Christian beliefs,” Lane told MCV.
“Its like a 12-step program, although we prefer the word ‘support group’, as ‘program’ has an indoctrinating sound to it.”
Lane told MCV that Exodus also helps people with other ‘addictions’, such as sex addictions and pornography.
“People are different, and present with different issues. We advise people who may be at risk of temptation to flee from the situation. We say ‘just keep fleeing’.”
A growing number of former Exodus leaders have spoken out against the organisation.
“After I stepped down from leadership of the Ex-Gay ministry ‘Exodus’ I have come to know that nearly every member of that group is now living their lives openly as a homosexual person,” Victorian Wendy Lawson states on the Beyond Ex-Gay website.
Ex-gay movement meets
Melbourne Community Voice, Australia
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