The same people who are attempting to abscond with the one true Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth Texas property have a new ally in there misguided mission to “fix” or exclude LGBT people and women from priesthood. A link to Exodus International was recently added to the breakaway groups home page.
The link will bring you to a letter to Iker in which Exodus International spends much time defending itself and placing it’s lot with Iker’s breakaway congregation.
Exodus International conducts ‘reparative therapy’, a discredited proccess in which a counselor attempts to convert a LGBT person making her or him ‘straight’. According to the American Psychiatric Association:
“The potential risks of “reparative therapy” are great and include depression, anxiety, and self-destructive behavior, since therapist alignment with societal prejudices against homosexuality may reinforce self-hatred already experienced by the patient.”
My question is this. Why would Iker and his misguided Christians align themselves in the name of god with a organization who’s methods have been proven dangerous and even fatal to LGBT people. Why would Iker position his congregation with a radically dangerous group that believes only straight people are beloved of Christ and all others are the adversary of god.