They’re off to a chugging start as Exodus has managed to sign on a mere 70 churches to build its 10,000-institution pray-away-the-gay network.  (PageOneQ):

Prominent ‘Ex-Gay’ organization Exodus International has set up an outreach network for people “struggling with same-sex attractions,” Family News in Focus reports.

Exodus’ Randy Thomas seeks to reach those from religious backgrounds who fear opening up to the church or their families about their “unwanted feelings for someone of the same sex.”

The plan includes a liaison in each participating branch. “The vision,” says Thomas, “is that there would be churches that people struggling with same-sex attraction could go to where they could learn how to be Disciples of Christ.”

Good luck with that, guys. Daniel Gonzales of Box Turtle Bulletin filmed the testimony of a survivor of an ex-gay program named Eric. These organizations are not harmless, lives of people are hurt by the attempt to “convert” people to heterosexuality. When it fails, they are left feeling like failures.

Pam Spaulding

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