"Ex-gay" group Exodus International now has an iPhone app.
Perhaps, the app's description, which is a bit lean at the moment, should also include these tidbits from Truth Wins Out:
"In June 2006, Chambers and Exodus Vice President Director Randy Thomas were guests at the White House to help President George W. Bush in his failed efforts to pass the Federal Marriage Amendment….John Paulk, the organization’ former chairman was photographed in a gay bar in 2000, only three years after he appeared on the cover of Newsweek magazine. Two of Exodus’ married founders, Gary Cooper and Michael Bussee, fell in love in 1978, left the organization and held a commitment ceremony…
…Exodus uses scare tactics to recruit new clients. In the early 1980s-and-1990s, the organization relied heavily on fear of AIDS to attract members…Once Exodus has attracted new clients, prayer and denial are the tools they use to supposedly 'change' GLBT people into heterosexuals. This process can involve mind control that alters behavior, but not sexual orientation…Exodus’ also speaks out of both sides of its mouth on the issue of child abuse. On one hand they say that they, 'cannot presume that all homosexuals are at a higher risk level to molest children or develop into pedophiles than are heterosexuals.' However, in the same paragraph, they smear GLBT people by suggesting that there may, after all, be a link."
The American Psychological Association has concluded, in lengthy studies, that "ex-gay" therapy does not work, and is harmful.
Lisa Ling, whose OWN Network show In America covered "ex-gays" and "praying the gay away" last night, also appeared on yesterday's The View to discuss "ex-gays".
Did you watch Ling's show last night? What did you think of it?
Watch the segment, AFTER THE JUMP…