Wayne Besen isn’t short on finger pointing. In fact, he is pointing at someone else all
the time. To read Wayne’s Enquirer style rag blog (which I
rarely do) you’d think that everyone in the world has something wrong with
them, except him. Sounds like someone
that should join the throng of liberal misery merchants waging daily war on the
family on Capital Hill.
This week Wayne is pointing his finger at Regina Griggs calling her a LIAR. Well, Mr. B. before you get too far ahead of
yourself, let’s take a look at the blatant LIES you tell in your piece from
Monday, June 11, entitled, DR.
WARREN THROCKMORTON HIDES BEHIND ANONYMOUS SOURCE IN CHICAGO TRIBUNE ARTICLE. The subtitle to it states: Exodus
Puffs Up Numbers To Conceal Lack of Growth.
Well, that’s a lie
in and of itself. Our numbers are what
we say they are and can be verified by going to our website where the ministries are listed. As of this writing there are 164 Member
Agencies a part of the Exodus Network. Those agencies are largely Member Ministries, which might or might not
have therapists on staff, but mostly conduct support groups and provide
resources to the communities that they are in.
Exodus has a growing
list of Professional Therapists, which may or may not run support groups. Mr. Besen blows his own smoke by manipulating
the facts by saying we don’t have ministries in certain areas or states, but a
Professional Therapist is just as much a representative of Exodus as a Member Ministry
Wayne lies again when he claims that Exodus has “Zero
Ministries” in states like Alabama where
there are 2 Member Agencies. One is a
Branch Ministry (same as a Member Ministry) and the other a Professional
Therapist, which has all of the services of a Member Ministry and more. In fact, the Professional Therapist that runs
the ministry in Mobile, Alabama is also a member of the APA. And I thought that all APA members were
fairly represented by the anti-choice policies of that organization. Go figure.
As for Washington, DC,
there’s not only no Exodus Member Ministry located in the District, there’s no
airport, either. Yet, a hop, skip and a
jump away is both Reagan National Airport (located in Virginia)
Northern Virginia – a 20 year old Exodus Member Ministry. Sorry, Wayne,
Oh, and Mastering Life
Ministries is listed in Tennessee and Jacksonville because they have groups
going in both locations just like Metanoia does in Tacoma (Seattle Area) and
International is now partnering with churches. We have a growing network of Member Churches that have some
type of outreach for those affected by homosexuality. Many of those churches offer the same services
as that of a Member Ministry and some even have Professional Therapists on staff. Sorry,Wayne,
your yellow journalism
Wayne, don’t be upset that some people find
homosexuality incompatible with morality and faith. It’s called choice and we were all created
with the freedom to exercise it. Exodus
can, does and will continue to help people affected by unwanted
homosexuality. There are A LOT of people who fit that description.
International has never been in the business of starting ministries in local
areas. However, I think it is a good
idea. New York City, here we come…..