Exodus executive director Alan Chambers expresses concern for former ex-gay ministry leader Michael Johnston — and for those who might have been infected in the course of Johnston’s unsafe sexual activities.

Chambers’ statement contains no generalizations or gratuitous remarks; his message is focused and on target.

I’d like to recommend an action Johnston could take that would show a sense of responsibility and compassion for his past sexual partners: He could offer to pay for their HIV testing and, if necessary, a portion of their treatment.

That course of action would set a positive, constructive, Christian example at a time when public health authorities cite rising levels of irresponsible behavior among young, single gay men who missed out on the education and scare campaigns of the 1980s.

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