Marlo Thomas: Shutting Down the Myths: Exodus International Sees the Light
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It takes a lot of courage -- and honesty -- to admit you were wrong, and Alan Chambers has done just that. This week, he announced plans to shut down his controversial Christian ministry, Exodus International, which was the country's largest organization devoted to "curing" homosexuality, and he issued a public apology to the LGBT community for the harm he has done to them over the years.
"Exodus is an institution in the conservative Christian world, but we've ceased to be a living, breathing organism," he said. "For quite some time we've been imprisoned in a worldview that's neither honoring toward our fellow human beings, nor biblical."
I found his choice of words to be very interesting. To be "imprisoned" by a way of thinking -- especially when it stands in direct contradiction to the religious beliefs a person holds to be true -- is to be at odds with one's own heart. And that is what this is really all about -- following your heart, and allowing others to be who
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