Thursday, October 7, 2010

Exodus Exits

You've heard of Exodus International. It's that infamous ex-gay group that pushes "freedom from homosexuality through the power of Jesus Christ." Exodus wants you to give up gay for God.

Gad.

Out of this fiery pit comes a surprising announcement. Exodus will cease sponsoring the Day of Truth, the conservative Christian response to the annual Day of Silence, when students vow to be silent to call attention to anti-gay bullying in schools.

Alan Chambers, President of Exodus International, told CNN, "All the recent attention to bullying helped us realize that we need to equip kids to live out biblical tolerance and grace while treating their neighbors as they'd like to be treated, whether they agree with them or not."

This is going to make some of their allies as mad as Moses when he clapped eyes on that golden calf.

Mind you, Exodus' position on homosexuality hasn't changed. But the Exodus folks have made a significant statement against anti-gay bullying. We'll see if they get bullied for it.