Navigation Links
APA Releases Report on Sexuality Debate

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Psychological Association has released a new report today at its annual convention in Toronto acknowledging that an individual's faith is an important variable when it comes to dealing with conflicts between religious beliefs and same-sex attraction. Exodus International, the largest worldwide ministry to those in conflict with their sexuality and faith, says this report acknowledges religious diversity and hopes to see more efforts to ensure this in the future.

While Exodus does not fully agree with the APA's criticisms of clinical techniques such as reparative therapy and its view of sexual orientation change, the report does recognize that some choose to live their lives in congruence with religious values. The report also encourages therapists to avoid imposing a specific outcome on clients.

The APA's report comes on the heels of a recent study conducted by the Barna Research Group that compared the religious views of heterosexuals and homosexuals. The study, showed that 60% of the adults surveyed who identified themselves as gay described their faith as "very important."

Alan Chambers, President of Exodus International, says that not only is faith is an essential part of life for many gay men and women, it is almost always the motivating factor behind their decision to leave it behind and that many in Exodus have experienced a shift in attractions along the way. Chambers just released his second book, Leaving Homosexuality, which clarifies realistic expectations involved in this process.

"The role of religion and the importance of faith cannot be understated when it comes to the ongoing dialogue over sexual and gender identity," said Chambers. "It is an essential element of many people's lives and creates great moral conflict and tension for those who struggle with unwanted same-sex attraction. We are grateful that the APA has acknowledged this and hope to see more done to ensure that religious diversity and personal autonomy are respected in the future."

MORE information on Leaving Homosexuality

VIEW the APA's report

Founded in 1976, Exodus International is the largest Christian organization dealing with homosexual issues in the world today. With over 230 affiliates in its network, Exodus is a dynamic outreach ministry dedicated to sharing the hope of freedom through the power of Jesus Christ.

Quick Links

Exodus International

Exodus Youth

Exodus Church Association

Freedom Conference


SOURCE Exodus International
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. ORTHOWORLD Releases Position Paper on Healthcare Reform
2. PracticeMatch Releases Results of Recent State of the Industry Survey of Physician Recruiters
3. Census Bureau Releases Comprehensive Health Insurance Coverage Estimates by County
4. Concord Coalition Releases Issue Brief on Administrations IMAC Proposal
5. Insurance Department Releases Report on Executive Compensation at States Largest Blues Plans
6. Photos: Compete Releases Top Insurance and Physician Web Sites for June 2009
7. NBCH Releases Report on Health Plans Performance for Cardiovascular Disease Care and Prevention
8. Integrated Healthcare Association Releases White Paper on Pay for Performance
9. Wonderbox Technologies(R) Releases Version 4.5 of the Enterprise System
10. Shelbourne Releases New Information on Knee Replacement
11. Tijuana Newspaper, Zeta Tijuana, Releases Detailed List of Day Care Center Owners and Their Total Earnings; Interchildren, Inc. Calls for Newspaper Boycott
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... November 24, 2015 , ... ... their Black Friday sale a week early, offering 40% off select bras and ... intimate apparel industry through both mobile fit technology and the latest fashion, quickly ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... November 24, 2015 , ... DMG Productions announced that they will ... first quarter 2016 via Discovery Channel. Dates and show times TBA. , Aphria, Inc., ... in the business of producing and supplying medical marijuana pursuant to the Marijuana for ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... City, UT (PRWEB) , ... November 24, 2015 , ... ... Forbes Magazine. For a business, it is critical that the first impression be positive ... business, they are not likely to buy anything or want to return. They will ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... Richey, FL (PRWEB) , ... November 24, 2015 , ... ... deems a growing epidemic as deaths from prescription opioids in the United States grew ... and cocaine. In 2013 alone, opioids were involved in 37 percent of all fatal ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... ALEXANDRIA, VA (PRWEB) , ... November 24, 2015 ... ... encourages people across the United States to support their local poison centers through ... been designated as #GivingTuesday: calls it “a day that inspires people to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/24/2015)... -- The uptake of recently approved and pipeline premium products ... market growth to 2021, says GBI Research . ... for Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (T1DM), will be a key driver of ... --> The uptake of recently approved and pipeline premium ... of market growth to 2021, says GBI Research ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... 24, 2015   Renowned ... deliver s advice and insights on ... More than 50% of Dubai ... according to the DHA   femMED launches comprehensive solutions for ... Dubai residents are not consuming enough to keep ...
(Date:11/24/2015)...  Freudenberg Medical has developed specialty tubing for an inexpensive, ... facilities. Africa and ... Nevertheless, prompt diagnosis is important to treat those affected and ... the help of a portable mini-lab or "lab on a ... affected areas and perform rapid testing for HIV. They do ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: