SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— One of the largest groups engaged in what is called gay-conversion therapy has shut down and apologized.
For decades, Florida-based Christian ministry Exodus International promoted therapy to turn gay people straight, but is now saying it was part of a system of ignorance
Peninsula Congressman Jackie Speier is applauding that decision. Last year, Speier introduced a federal resolution calling on Medicaid and other providers not to continue to allow such organizations to be funded with taxpayer dollars.
She said it’s a relief for young people working through sexual identity not to be subject to this kind of brainwashing.