The world's largest outreach to those desiring freedom from homosexuality is today celebrating the eleventh annual National Coming Out of Homosexuality Day — a day to honor the changed lives of thousands of men and women who formerly identified themselves as gay.
"As one of thousands who have experienced change, I know that there is life beyond homosexuality," said Alan Chambers, President of Exodus International. "A way out of the isolation and emptiness that many experience in gay life is available to anyone."
Chambers notes that the ex-gay movement is growing and reaching greater, more diverse audiences. "We continue to see a greater demand for the message of hope and change. The growth within our network as well as the increase in calls from those desiring our help demonstrate that many want more than the same tired 'born-gay' mantra that our culture has fed them. Today, we celebrate the reality of changed lives and look toward more opportunities to share this truth."
Exodus International has added education and training programs for pastors, church leaders and youth workers desiring to approach this issue with compassion and biblical truth. Since its inception in 1976, the organization has grown to include more than 150 member agencies, therapists and churches within its network that offer help to the over 400,000 people who contact them each year.