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Proclaim member Rev. Jay Wiesner Op-Ed on Exodus International shutting down

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Rev. Jay Wiesner

Proclaim member Rev. Jay Wiesner’s letter to Alan Chambers leader of  Exodus International, a Christian ‘reparative’ therapy group was featured on the Washington Post website.  Jay is a co-founder of The Naming Project, a faith-based youth group serving youth of all sexual and gender identities. Jay is a member of Proclaim, the professional community for Lutheran pastors, rostered lay leaders and seminarians who publicly identify as LGBTQ.  Proclaim is a program of Extraordinary Lutheran Ministries. There are currently 133 members of Proclaim.

Jay wrote “An Open Letter to Alan Chambers” after news broke that  it plans to shut down.  For nearly four decades, the organization claimed to offer a “cure” for homosexuality, but recently its leader, Alan Chambers, offered a public apology and announced that Exodus International would be closing its doors. Like Jay, others have questions about what this announcement really means. Here is another related story from the weekend: http://sdgln.com/news/2013/06/22/ex-gay-survivors-exodus-kinpin-pulled-wool-over-eyes-tv-viewers

Please read and share Jay’s full reflection here.

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