Texas Breakaway Episcopal Groups newest ally against LGBT people “Exodus International”

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.

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Kelli Busey an outspoken gonzo style journalist has been writing since 2007. In 2008, she brought the Dallas Advocate on-line and has articles published by the Reconciling Ministries Network, The Transsexual Menace, The Daily Kos, Frock Magazine the TransAdvocate, the Dallas Voice and The Advocate. Kelli, an avid runner is editor in chief at Planet Transgender which she founded in 2007.

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