John M. Becker

Former Head of Exodus Condemns 'Ex-Gay' Therapy for Minors

Filed By John M. Becker | August 05, 2013 10:30 AM | comments

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Tags: Alan Chambers, conversion therapy, ex-gay, ex-gay therapy, Exodus International, Michelangelo Signorile, pray away the gay, reparative therapy, therapy

"What I believe is that when it comes to promising or assuring someone, or causing someone to expect that they're going to completely eradicate a set of feelings or temptations or desires, I think that sets someone up for tremendous damage, which can cause them shame and guilt. I certainly believe we should never be offering [conversion therapy] for minors. For adults, they can decide based on all the facts presented."

-- Alan Chambers, former president of "ex-gay" organization Exodus International, condemning sexual orientation change therapy for minors in an interview with Michelangelo Signorile.

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