On his blog, Exodus executive director Alan Chambers explains the organization’s political advocacy on behalf of Focus on the Family this way:
My trip was paid for by the Massachusetts Family Institute. I gladly spoke for free, although I would have accepted an honorarium, too. MFI is an autonomous organization that serves as a Family Policy Counsel for Focus on the Family–an organization that we are wholeheartedly partnered with on numerous projects. We are not, however, the recipient of funding from Focus on the Family and we would never ask for funding from them. Focus’ friendship has had a positive, professional impact on Exodus.