Partners in prayer

Ex-gay ministries seek to convert their flocks from `the gay lifestyle.' But as much as change, what many who hear the call want is a community to accept them. A year inside a ministry called New Hope.

Alan Chambers (left), president of Exodus International, an umbrella organization for the ex-gay movement. Frank Worthen (right), a founder of Exodus International and of New Home Ministry.
By Tanya Erzen
June 11, 2006

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ON A NEW YEAR'S EVE a few years ago, men between the ages of 20 and 45 arrived from all over the country to begin a residential program at New Hope Ministry in San Rafael, Calif. Though the men were strangers, they spent the holiday cooking and praying together. In the past, these same men might have celebrated the New ... (Full article: 2177 words)

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