Alan Chambers Apologizes to Gay Community, Exodus International to Shut Down

(UPDATED) Evangelical reactions to closure of former ex-gay ministry range from dismayed to joyful.

Update (June 21): CT has rounded up responses to Exodus's surprising shutdown, including Al Mohler, Russell Moore, Christopher Yuan, and others.

Update (June 19): Exodus International announced Wednesday night it will shut down and start a separate ministry for a "new generation."

"We're not negating the ways God used Exodus to positively affect thousands of people, but a new generation of Christians is looking for change – and they want to be heard," said board member Tony Moore.

The announcement came hours after issuing an apology to the gay community. At the time, Exodus leaders had shared little about their next steps, and the website for the new organization, reducefear.org, did not reveal any details.

Exodus president Alan Chambers has since told The Atlantic that their next initiative "won't have anything to do with the issue of ex-gay." He discussed the need for unifying dialogue, name-dropping Christians like blogger Rachel ...

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