This article speaks for itself in showing the back pedaling and desire to save face on the part of those who have until now made a handsome profit touting the snake oil in the name of “therapy” to change Gay people into Straight people regarding sexual orientation.  Maybe they see the goose of guilt and shame that has for a long time laid the golden egg for them start to get wise and realize that sexual orientation is driven by brain physiology, over which people have no control. 

Now, some of them are trying to recoup likely intellectual and financial losses (unfortunately, in conjunction with some who have been against “ex-gay” therapy all along) by saying that it’s ok to have a Gay person conform his/her behavior in expressing love for another person, even if it means being restricted to celibacy, to his/her religious values.  Maybe one day soon it will occur to them in another bout of reality checking that it’s ok to engage in sexual activity with the person you love, and that there is nothing unscriptural or ungodly in Gay people being allowed to marry and having every single civil and sacramental right that heterosexuals now enjoy.

“Alan Chambers directs Exodus International, widely described as the nation’s largest ex-gay ministry. But when he addresses the group’s Freedom Conference at Concordia University in Irvine this month, Chambers won’t celebrate successful “ex-gays.”

“Truth is, he’s not sure he’s ever met one.

“With years of therapy, Chambers says, he has mostly conquered his own attraction to men; he’s a husband and a father, and he identifies as straight. But lately, he’s come to resent the term ‘ex-gay’: It’s too neat, implying a clean break with the past, when he still struggles at times with homosexual temptation. ‘By no means would we ever say change can be sudden or complete,” Chambers said.'”

Alan, how about saying, “By no means would we now ever say that changing one’s sexual orientation toward another adult should ever occur, as we trust God, so we’re going out of business and are not going to hurt people anymore?”  How about it?

[Posted on my blog, A Christian Voice For Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, And Transgender Rights.]

Jerry Maneker

Jerry Maneker