Exodus International, a ministry formerly aimed at helping
homosexual men and women leave the lifestyle through Christ, has
changed directions, and one expert contends it has damaged the
Americans for Truth About Homosexuality, based
in Illinois, has posted a video of Exodus International leader Alan
Chambers, himself a former homosexual, in which he tells practicing
homosexuals they can go to heaven, irrespective of their sin.
Americans for Truth founder Peter LaBarbera says it is sad to
see Chambers apologizing to unrepentant homosexuals for the slogan
"change is possible."
"What's happening is a bunch
of homosexual activists trying to rationalize their lifestyle are
promoting the idea of so-called gay Christianity, and it's
preposterous," LaBarbera tells OneNewsNow.
He goes on to say that while man is sinful, yet he works to
overcome sin, what the activists are doing is trying to establish a
Christian identity within that sin.
"Jesus Christ came so that we could overcome sin," LaBarbera
points out. "You cannot embrace sin as an identity in the name of
Christianity. And shame on Alan Chambers and the people guiding
him. Shame on them for giving credence to the idea of homosexual
Christianity. It's silly -- and it's very dangerous and destructive
to the body of Christ."
The video is on the Americans for Truth website. A new ministry
called the Restored Hope Network is being set up to
replace Exodus International.