Last week I had the privilege of writing an opinion piece for the The Washington Post in light of the Supreme Court ruling on marriage. Here are the ending paragraphs from the article: My prayers going forward will be for those who fear the results of the decision that was made today. Those who feel like they have lost their country and like evil is prevailing. As one who once … [Read more...] about My Washington Post OpEd on Gay Marriage
One year ago this week Leslie and I walked into the dark, unremarkable basement of Hollywood Presbyterian Church and sat down in a circle made up of people whom some in the mainstream Church would rather forget. There was a time when I believed they should be forgotten or at least ignored. I was the leader of Exodus International, the largest Christian organization in the world … [Read more...] about An Unlikely Love
On the morning of January 3rd, 1998 I repeated the prayer that had been mine for nine months for the very last time. I woke up early and began getting ready for what I knew would be a full day. I needed to be dressed and at the church by 7:30a.m. for pictures. It was my wedding day. I was 31 years old and knew that the fulfillment of this day’s plan would change my life on this … [Read more...] about Forever. For Always and No Matter What.
From the article "The Man Behind The Historic Implosion Of The Ex-Gay Movement" by David Peisner: ... Chambers not only closed Exodus in sudden and dramatic fashion, but acknowledged the ineffectiveness of gay-to-straight reparative therapy and offered a remarkable mea culpa that apologized for his organization’s many missteps. He’s now founding a new organization focused on … [Read more...] about "It's a Leap Of Faith": Alan & Leslie Featured in Excellent Buzzfeed Article
Originally announced June 19th, 2013. --- Exodus International to Shut Down Thirty-seven-year-old ministry for those with same-sex attraction marks its last national conference Irvine, Calif. (June 19, 2013) — Exodus International, the oldest and largest Christian ministry dealing with faith and homosexuality announced tonight that it’s closing its doors after three-plus … [Read more...] about Exodus International to Shut Down