Steve Rothaus of The Miami Herald wrote Oct. 11 about an ex-ex-gay Christian man, Jerry Stephenson, who is featured in Wayne Besen’s new book, Anything But Straight.

Rothaus contrasts Stephenson’s depressing experience as an ex-gay with that of Randy Thomas, spokesman for Exodus International.

”Just as I wasn’t ashamed to be a gay man, I shouldn’t be ashamed to be ex-gay,” Thomas said. “I want people to know that if they want to overcome homosexuality, they can.”

If the quote is accurate, then Mr. Thomas vastly overstates the success rates found in the ex-gay movement’s own studies. “If they want to overcome same-sex attraction, there’s a very small chance they can” would have been more honest.

Honest if, in fact, Exodus has read its own studies.

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