Janet I. Tu of the Seattle Times reports about Exodus’ Groundswell ministry which seeks to target, recruit and convert youth to the “ex-gay” lifestyle.
An “ex-gay” Christian ministry is coming to Seattle later this month with a new agenda — to reach gay teens.
Exodus International, an evangelical organization that claims to turn people away from homosexuality and toward heterosexuality, has a new initiative called Groundswell, which aims to help youth pastors and others who work with gay teens to convey the belief that homosexuality is sinful, though God still loves people who struggle with it.
Groundswell also hopes to get into public schools its message that gays have a choice and are not compelled to live as homosexuals.
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According to an October 3, 2005 Exodus press release,
This youth initiative offers resources and support to the young people who request it, information for their friends and family and training for youth workers. New developments to reach the youth audience this year include the Groundswell conference, a one-day event designed to teach youth workers, parents and students how to minister to gay-identified youth or youth struggling with unwanted same-gender attractions. The conferences will take place in major cities across America starting this fall.