Ex-Gay Watch points out that Exodus International, WorldNetDaily, Focus on the Family, the Traditional Values Coalition hate group, and religious-rightist Liberty Counsel all defy mainstream science — without telling their readers — and redefine sexual orientation in a fashion that associates same-sex-attracted persons with bestiality (which Exodus misspells) and necrophilia (sex with dead people).
At least, Exodus did redefine sexual orientation until Ex-Gay Watch caught them in the act. In the past two days, Exodus silently covered up its fraud.
Here are Exodus’ definitions of sexual orientation, before and after Exodus’ misconduct was exposed:
Until this week, Exodus fraudulently equated sexual orientation with what the American Psychological Association has long called “paraphilias” — not orientations.
Thirty-three years after its creation, Exodus silently changes its definition of sexual orientation. Readers of the corrected definition might mistakenly think Exodus had understood sexual orientation all along.
How is it that an organization of Exodus’ longevity, which claims to teach churches the “Truth” about sexuality, could not tell the difference between orientation — an enduring emotional, romantic, sexual, or affectional attraction toward others — and what the APA calls “recurrent, intense sexual urges, fantasies, or behaviors that involve unusual objects, activities, or situations and cause clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning”?
Why has Exodus refused to tell its churches and supporters that the organization has been lying about such basic information?
Why did Exodus omit the fact that APA policy “opposes any psychiatric treatment, such as “reparative’ or “conversion’ therapy which is based upon the assumption that homosexuality per se is a mental disorder or based upon a prior assumption that the patient should change his/her homosexual orientation.”
And why has Exodus taken no action to correct its allies’ ongoing disinformation regarding sexual orientation?