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Salon article about ex-gays wrong on Exodus Intl.

  • Dr. Warren Throckmorton
    Warren Throckmorton, PhD is Associate Professor of Psychology and Fellow for Psychology and Public Policy at Grove City College (PA). He co-founded the Golden Rule Pledge which advocates bullying prevention in evangelical churches. His academic articles have been published by journals of the American Psychological Association and he is past president of the American Mental Health Counselors Association. He is the author with fellow Grove City College professor, Michael Coulter, of the book, Getting Jefferson Right: Fact Checking Claims About Our Third President. Over 200 newspapers have published his columns. He can be reached at ewthrockmorton@gcc.edu.
  • 2005 Jul 20
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Currently, Salon.com is running a 4 part series on ex-gays. In the first one, a claim is made that the two founders of Exodus International left their wives and reverted to homosexuality. Crosswalk.com has posted my response to this claim and it is mostly untrue.

You can also read more about this series on my other blog.

Here is a snippet from the essay, titled, Are Sexual Preferences Changeable?

Are these claims accurate? Let me cut to the chase. Mostly, they are not true. In fact, after investigating the matter, I found that there were more than two people on the founding board of Exodus. Of these founders, only one reverted to homosexuality. Furthermore, one of the two men referred to by Mr. Besen was never in leadership with Exodus. Here are the details.