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Exodus International Drops Day Of Truth, Its National ‘Ostracize Gay Teens’ Holiday

Not that we’re becoming BFFs with Exodus International, but news that president Alan Chambers is halting the group’s opposition to Day of Silence — by dropping its sponsorship of the Day of Truth, where conservative parents pull their kids out of school — is evidence the ex-gay group is finally understanding that forcing queer young people to hate themselves is not helping anyone.

“All the recent attention to bullying helped us realize that we need to equip kids to live out biblical tolerance and grace while treating their neighbors as they’d like to be treated, whether they agree with them or not,” says Chambers.

Not that he’s disavowing Exodus’ mission to convert homos to ex-homos (or, in reality, homos who simply deny God’s will). The group simply won’t support school-related efforts to demonize gays — or at least the one it created in 2005 that gets bigots riled up once a year. Though part of me suspects Exodus simply ran out of cash to continue printing Day Of Truth manuals.

By:           Ryan Tedder
On:           Oct 7, 2010
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  • 6 Comments
    • raygstl
      raygstl

      his eyes always look so dead inside.

      Oct 7, 2010 at 10:27 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Samwise
      Samwise

      In Exodusville, they say that Alan Chambers’s heart grew three sizes that day.

      Or maybe he just figured out what bad press it was. Either way.

      Oct 7, 2010 at 11:27 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      This was not due to them understanding anything. This was because they knew that at this point, after all the stories about the deaths and bullying it is better for them to stay quiet for a while lest they be dragged into the story and held up as one of the causes of these deaths. It was a smart PR move on their part, nothing else.

      Oct 7, 2010 at 11:53 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Hilarious
      Hilarious

      We need to go into these areas and educate them if we want to quell the latent homophobia in the white community and the white church.

      Oct 7, 2010 at 1:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Chocolandra Luv
      Chocolandra Luv

      Where is their church? I’mma fucking burn it down with all of them inside!!

      Oct 9, 2010 at 9:40 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ewe
      ewe

      ick. She is still so annoying.

      Nov 5, 2010 at 4:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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