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'''Exodus International''' is an ex-gay ministry that promotes "freedom from homosexuality". It is [[evangelical]] [[Christian]] in outlook. Their current president is Alan Chambers.  
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'''Exodus International''' is an [[ex-gay]] [[ministry]] that promotes "freedom from [[homosexuality]]". It is [[evangelical]] [[Christian]] in outlook. Their current president is [[Alan Chambers]].
  
 
== Origins ==
 
== Origins ==
  
The ministry began in the 1970's and it started as a coalition of various separate organisations that promoted celibacy or change for [[homosexual]]s. Two of their founders were Michael Bussee(who coined the term "ex-gay") and the late Gary Cooper, who after founding the organisation, fell in love with each other and disowned it, calling it ineffective. They later had a marriage ceremony in 1982.
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Begun in the 1970's, the ministry started as a coalition of various separate organisations that promoted [[celibacy]] and other changes in lifestyle for homosexuals. Two of their founders, [[Michael Bussee]] (who coined the term "ex-gay") and the late Gary Cooper (not the famous actor) fell in love with each other after founding the organisation and disowned it, calling it ineffective. They later had a [[Gay marriage|marriage]] ceremony in 1982.
  
 
== Views ==
 
== Views ==
  
Exodus International take the viewpoint that homosexuality is a sin, and that homosexual behaviour is against God's will for humanity. They often promote the causes of homosexuality as being poor parenting or sexual abuse. As an explicitly [[religious]] organisation, a lot of their methods involve [[prayer]], as well as therapy. They believe that [[gay marriage]] should be illegal, and are against hate crime legislation to protect homosexuals, such as H.R. 1592.
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Exodus International take the viewpoint that homosexuality is a [[sin]], and that homosexual behaviour is against [[God's will]] for humanity. They often promote the idea that homosexuality is caused by poor parenting or [[sexual abuse]]. As an explicitly [[religious]] organisation, many of their methods involve [[prayer]] as well as [[therapy]]. They believe that [[gay marriage]] should be illegal, and are against [[hate crime]] legislation to protect homosexuals, such as H.R. 1592.
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Exodus International is an ex-gay ministry that promotes "freedom from homosexuality". It is evangelical Christian in outlook. Their current president is Alan Chambers.

Origins

Begun in the 1970's, the ministry started as a coalition of various separate organisations that promoted celibacy and other changes in lifestyle for homosexuals. Two of their founders, Michael Bussee (who coined the term "ex-gay") and the late Gary Cooper (not the famous actor) fell in love with each other after founding the organisation and disowned it, calling it ineffective. They later had a marriage ceremony in 1982.

Views

Exodus International take the viewpoint that homosexuality is a sin, and that homosexual behaviour is against God's will for humanity. They often promote the idea that homosexuality is caused by poor parenting or sexual abuse. As an explicitly religious organisation, many of their methods involve prayer as well as therapy. They believe that gay marriage should be illegal, and are against hate crime legislation to protect homosexuals, such as H.R. 1592.

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