From Wayne Besen, Sept. 27:
The ex-gay group Exodus International got into the ethnic profiling game this week by claiming Thai students become hookers because of “materialism.”
“College students in Bangkok become prostitutes to earn money to buy brand name clothes and accessories in order to be well accepted by friends,” an Exodus affiliated ministry, Beyond Imagination, stated in its Fall newsletter.
Exodus should understand better than most that poverty is the root of prostitution. Executive Director Alan Chambers, for instance, turned his struggling organization into a million dollar industry by pimping it out to Focus on the Family. Exodus, a onetime Christian group, seems to spend more time engaged in politics than prayer.