We received this today from Alan Chambers, with a promise that it will be placed on their website by tomorrow.

Exodus Position Statement on Bullying and Violence

“Exodus International affirms that gay-identified individuals and those who struggle with same-sex attraction are persons for whom Jesus Christ died and loves equally. Therefore, we strongly oppose bullying, name calling and acts of aggression against any individual or group of individuals for any reason. These actions have no place in our society and we must, instead, affirm behavior that validates the personal worth and dignity God bestows upon every human being.

“In addition, every individual deserves equal protection and every offender should receive equal punishment. We call upon other organizations concerned with preserving the essential equality of all individuals to exhibit impartiality in their policies, rather than singling out some for special treatment.”

In spite of the “gay-identified” descriptor, this would seem to be an important statement. At least they have finally made a statement. I wonder if Peter LaBarbera, Stephen Bennett, Linda Harvey, et al, will agree?

Update: Alan Chambers gives some explanation of this in his blog.

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