Mar 24, 2010
Bad press and fear of being listed as an international terrorist organization, is forcing Exodus International, one of the primary christian ministries responsible for the genocide against Gays and Lesbians in Uganda, to backpedal on their support for the “kill the gays bill”. Exodus now claims that killing Gays and Lesbians interferes with their christian right to minister and “cure” the homosexual of their unholy perversion though the very profitable practice of conversion therapy.
Conversion therapy is the lucrative and discredited practice of changing Gays and Lesbians into straight christians. Conversion therapy has been denounced as a fraud by every accredited psychological and medical organization in America. You cannot change a persons sexual orientation. The average conversion therapy costs $22,000 netting billions over the years for christian ministries who pushed this snake oil. With the American cash cow drying up Exodus needs new fertile flocks to fleece.
Unable to pedal their fraudulent therapy in America, Exodus turned their attention to Africa hoping to win huge government contracts “converting” homosexuals to heterosexuals. To accomplish this they sent christian ministers to African countries such as Uganda to fan the flames of hate against Gays and Lesbians. These christian ministers told their congregants that homosexuals were stealing and raping their children, spreading disease, promoting bestiality in schools and offending god. The answer to the homosexual problem, Exodus said, is to convert these unnatural homos into good heterosexual christians. Of course Exodus offered this service at a very reasonable price.
Unfortunately for Exodus International, Uganda took it to far. Rather than force their Gay and Lesbian residents into conversion therapy which Exodus would profit from, the Ugandans decided to simply exercise the christian mandate of Leviticus 20:13 and kill all homosexuals cutting Exodus out of the loop entirely.
The cash strapped Exodus International board of directors now fears being listed as an international terrorist organization which openly promotes killing Gays and Lesbians. Exodus is now trying to distance itself from the Ugandan genocide against Gays and Lesbian which of course Exodus started and has supported over the past year.
Exodus International is directly responsible for this crime against humanity and will never wash the blood from our brothers and sisters from their hands.
Exodus International believes that every human life, regardless of an individual’s sexual behavior, is of inestimable worth to God and that defending this principle is foundational in offering a Christian response to any issue. As such, Exodus International has not and will not support any legislation that deprives others of life and dignity including, but not limited to, Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill of 2009. We stand with all who are defending this basic, biblical tenet and remain committed to sharing the compassion, hope and life-giving truth and grace of Jesus Christ.
In November of 2009, several of us sent a letter to Ugandan President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and First Lady Musenevi expressing our concerns regarding The Anti-Homosexuality Bill of 2009. The legislation would render some homosexual practices crimes punishable by life imprisonment and possible death. We believe that sexual crimes against children, whether committed by someone of the same or opposite sex, are the most serious of offenses and should be punished; we consider same-sex behavior in consensual adult relationships another matter.
Since the Bible clearly states that homosexual behavior was not part of God’s creative intent for human sexual expression, the Christian church must remain a safe, compassionate and confidential place. If homosexual behavior and knowledge of such behavior is criminalized and prosecuted, as proposed in this bill, church and ministry leaders will be unable to assist hurting men, women and youth who might otherwise seek help in addressing this personal issue. The Christian church must be permitted to extend the love and compassion of Christ to all, regardless of an individual’s adherence to scripture. We believe that such legislation would make this mission a difficult, if not impossible, task to carry out.
Many of us, and those we know and work with, have personally struggled with same-sex attractions and some have lived as gay-identified individuals, but we have since found a new identity in Jesus Christ. We now live our lives to reflect the transformation that is available to those who submit their mind, will and emotions to the Lordship of Christ. We sincerely believe that such transformation cannot be achieved in an environment of government coercion where the vital support, care and compassion of the Christian community is discouraged and prosecuted. In addition, it wasn’t through coercion that Christ set us free, but through the gracious invitation He extended to us for relationship and the freedom He gave us to choose our own path.
1 – Exodus International knows that conversion therapy does not work and that homosexuality is a normal, natural and unchangeable sexual orientation. This christian ministry is simply promoting hate for profit. Exodus ministries has never converted anyone’s sexual orientation.
2 – Exodus International and their christian ministers are directly responsible for destroying millions of families who have forced their children into conversion therapy only to abandon those children when the “cure” didn’t work.
3 – Exodus International is directly responsible for the deaths of millions of Gays and Lesbians around the world who committed suicide when the “cure” didn’t work.
4 – Exodus International and their christian ministers maliciously fanned the flames of hate against the Gay and Lesbian community in Uganda to promote their “cure” and reap bountiful profits. This resulted in the current genocide against Gays and Lesbians in that country.
5 – Exodus International and their christian ministers are actively promoting hate and spreading lies about Gays and Lesbians in many countries around the world trying to sell their “cure”.
EXODUS INTERNATIONAL MUST BE STOPPED!!!