Is it okay to disagree with today's Gay community? I hope so... I am not against anyone's right to be who they believe they are, but I also want to continue to have the right to be who I am as well. I am deeply saddened at the destruction of Exodus International and believe that it was not the Hand of God that prompted the fall. Why do we have to apologize for trying to help folks? Haven't we learned that not everyone wants help, gets help, or finds it is what they were looking for? What about those of us who were helped and are happy with the healing we got from Exodus, Reparative Therapy, and the "Ex-gay movement"?
I am saddened to see that we have not learned yet from years of what I call the "pendulum"! The pendulum drastically swings one way and we are swallowed by fear, anger, sadness, etc. and many are taken by the momentum of fear and begin hurting folks with words, actions, and judgement. I can agree that because of this, yes, some got hurt. However, we then see what we've done by our fear and hurt and so we begin swinging the pendulum so far the other direction that we forget the good things that were accomplished along the way. It is a travesty that Exodus International and its Chairman and Board of Directors have now renounced everything that once was considered helpful. But what is more hurtful, is this current leadership has now renounced all of us that were helped, aren't asking for an apology for being helped, and found reparative therapy, counseling, or whatever you want to call it freeing!