| Exgay Ministries - Problems I have with them..
As I said in my first page I have several problems with the institution of
exgay ministries. Here are some of my concerns...
- The reparative therapy they practice is not recognized by any
professional health care organization.
- Reparative therapy is a human invention. It does not have a biblical
- I do not agree with the idea that same sex attraction is sinful in and
of itself. Because exgay ministries often view it this way, it can lead
to self loathing when an individual who is honestly trying to change
their attractions is unable to do so.
- I have seen too many testimonies of people who have been harmed
spiritually, emotionally and financially by exgay ministries. You can
read about them here and here.
- Exgay ministries are too involved with anti gay politics. This is
inconsistence with being a ‘recovery” ministry. I would refer you to a
position AA takes in terms of politics or controversies. They state:
“A.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization
or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither
endorses nor opposes any causes” (See AA brochure page 2 at this
They do this because their whole world, their whole ministry is
helping alcoholics. They do not allow anything to come in that would
drive people away or interfere with their ministry. So if exgay
ministries are “recovery” ministries they sure don’t act like people in
"recovery" (I put recovery in quotes because I am not sure it is the
best word to use.) People in Al Anon or other recovery groups do
not usually push for laws that work against others who have not
entered recovery. This is harmful to our mission as Christians to
reach others for Christ.
For an even deeper look at this issue click here.