Why Exodus Was Especially Upset by Advice Show's Rejection
Chambers says that Dawson McAllister Association CEO Tim Altman told him that only 1 percent of the callers over the past 15 months had wanted advice about homosexuality. "Should we forsake the 99 percent for the 1 percent?" Chambers says Altman asked.
"Had he remembered the parable of the lost sheep," Chambers remarked on his blog, "in which a good shepherd left the 99 for the 1, he might have answered his own question."
Dawson McAllister's website still refers visitors to Campus Crusade for Christ's Truth Media, True Love Waits, Focus on the Family, and other ministries that counsel youth with same-sex attraction.
Premiere Radio Networks, the Clear Channel subsidiary that syndicates Dawson McAllister Live, syndicates several programs that discuss homosexuality more often than McAllister's, including The Glenn Beck Program and The Rush Limbaugh Show.
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Earlier Christianity Today coverage of Exodus and other ex-gay ministries includes:
No Straight Shot | More evangelical therapists move from changing orientation to embracing faith identity for gays. (Sept. 14, 2009)
An Older, Wiser Ex-Gay Movement | The 30-year-old ministry now offers realistic hope for homosexuals. (Sept. 13, 2007)
Ex-Gay Sheds the Mocking Quote Marks | The retiring head of Exodus says gay transformation ministries are more respected and effective than ever. (Jan. 7, 2002)