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Can the ex-gay apology be trusted?

in WORLD, 30/06/2013

Is the ex-gay lobby moving from attempts to ‘cure’ our sexuality to a recognition that we can’t be cured so should be giving up on sex altogether?

Alan Chambers, president of Exodus International, announced the closing of the organization. What appeared as a seismic shift, or a closing chapter in the harmful history of ex-gay ministries may be neither. I suggest we all listen to the coded language and read the fine print. Chambers, a married man with two adopted children, and a purported ex-gay convert himself, has something up his sleeve.

In a public mea culpa titled ‘I am sorry’ published on Exodus International website Chambers wrote: ‘For quite some time we’ve been imprisoned in a worldview that’s neither honoring toward our fellow human beings, nor biblical... God is calling us to… welcome everyone, to love unhindered... Please know that I am deeply sorry.’

For some of us, however, in the LGBTQ community Chambers' apology is more than a day late and a dollar short – it's suspect.

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