Researcher Jim Burroway revealed on his website, Box Turtle Bulletin that Exodus International leader Alan Chambers told an audience of “ex-gays” that he “denies what comes naturally” to him. According to the report, Chambers said:

“…And so every single morning ‚Äî this is a ritual for me ‚Äî I wake up and I say, ‘Dear Lord, I can’t make it today without You. I choose to deny what comes naturally to me.’”

This is the latest example of an “ex-gay” leader slipping up and divulging a hard truth: There is no such thing as a true ex-gay – just recloseted homosexuals who live painful lives of denial. Here are other examples of Chambers and so-called “ex-gays” who had momentary bouts of honesty about the fact thay are not heterosexual:

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“By no means would we ever say change can be sudden or complete.” (Los Angeles Times, June 18, 2007)

Sexual orientation “isn’t a light switch that you can switch on and off.” (Los Angeles Times, June 28, 2007)

“I don’t think change is going from gay to straight. Just saying that doesn’t sound like an accurate representation of what Exodus facilitates or proclaims.” (Anything But Straight: Unmasking the Scandals and Lies Behind the Ex-Gay Myth, pg. 35, Haworth Press 2003, interview taped March 11, 2001)

“To say that Exodus is a great healer and the place for people to become straight, I would think that is not right. If there are Exodus ministries that do that, we need to change that. We need to work on that.” (Anything But Straight: Unmasking the Scandals and Lies Behind the Ex-Gay Myth, pg. 35, Haworth Press 2003, interview taped March 11, 2001)

“Put me in a bathhouse, would I find people attractive or would it stir me, it probably would. I’m not a raging heterosexual where I have to worry about if a lady walks in the room and I have to turn my head, while some guys are like that.” (Anything But Straight, pg. 58, Haworth Press 2003, interview taped March 11, 2001) Ex Gay Leader: I Deny What Comes Naturally To Me

Joe Dallas, Speaker, Focus on the Family’ Love Won Out

“No one has ever left therapy saying, “Wow, I have absolutely no homosexual thoughts.” (Los Angeles Times, April 5, 1990)

Jeff Konrad, Author, You Don’t Have To Be Gaykonradjeff Ex Gay Leader: I Deny What Comes Naturally To Me

“Now don’t get me wrong, I don’t lust for women as some men do; that is not healthy behavior either.” (“You Don’t Have to Be Gay,” Pg. 280, Pacific Publishing House, 1987)

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Alan Medinger, Author, Growth Into Manhood

“If an attractive man and an attractive woman enter a room, it is the man I will look at first.” (The W.S. J., April 21, 1993)

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John Smid, Executive Director, Love in Action

  • “I am not totally healed from homosexuality. It is part of my emotional, physical and spiritual history. It will not be erased as if it did not exist. I still struggle at times…I will shut down with my wife at times. I periodically have thoughts regarding men.”