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Tuesday, June 25, 2013
WND Won't Report Exodus International Shutdown (But Will Let Anti-Gay Activist Lament It)
Topic: WorldNetDaily

You won't find any news articles at WorldNetDaily announcing the decision of Exodus International, which once championed the idea of intense therapy to "change" a homosexual into a heterosexual, to shut down. You will, however, find a column from an anti-gay activist attacking the decision.

Since WND published no news articles about the shutdown of Exodus -- not even stealing an article from another website, as it did last year when Exodus renounced reparative therapy -- the first mention of it comes from a June 21 column by Scott Lively, whose anti-gay operation is considered a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

In Lively's mind, the problem with Exodus was not its mission but that its leader, Alan Chambers, made an "unfortunate capitulation to the world" by renouncing reparative therapy and stopped being as anti-gay as Lively is:

It’s one thing, however, to acknowledge that some heaven-bound Christians may struggle with homosexual desires and even conduct, but an entirely different matter to condone and affirm a homosexual “orientation” as if God intended it to be one’s basis for self-identification. The former is solidly biblical; the latter is dangerous heresy. God did not create people to have no choice in a behavior He condemns as an abomination, and He wants us never to identify with our sin nature but to strive always to overcome it. These are fundamental tenets of Scripture.

The world today mocks the notion that homosexuals can change, but what is truly ridiculous, even by secular standards of logic, is the insistence that a person cannot reorient their sexual nature to comport with their heterosexual physiology. Normalcy is, after all, that with conforms to its design, and all of us, even “homosexuals,” have a heterosexual design. That fact is simply self-evident to anyone with a rational mind. Yet Christians, among whom Alan Chambers still counts himself, are required to hold to an even higher standard of truth: God’s Word. Under that standard, the self-evident truth just mentioned is also the perspective of our Omniscient, Omnipotent Creator God: “Such were some of you.” And, of course, there are many ex-”gays” who know the truth of that verse living among us in victory over their former disorientation, just as there were in the early church.

WND hates reporting on things it doesn't like until it can find a way to spin it. That's why you haven't read about anti-immigration activist Chris Simcox's arrest on child sex charges at WND (but you have read about child-sex charges filed against some random Muslim).

Posted by Terry K. at 12:43 AM EDT

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