A new organization aimed at providing Christian-based help for
homosexuals is in the beginning stages of development. It is
designed to be a place for homosexuals disenchanted with Exodus
Frank Worthen, one of the founders of the new Restored Hope Network, was a key
figure in the founding of Exodus International 38 years ago. He
tells OneNewsNow that group was founded on the principle
that change is possible, that there is transforming power through
But "recently, Exodus has
changed its message so that they basically dump the message that
'change is possible,'" Worthen reports.
He also points out that Exodus International Chief Alan Chambers
made a statement before a homosexual group that he expected to see
homosexuals who have a sincere relationship with Christ in
heaven -- suggesting that would be in spite of living in
homosexual sin. So, Worthen and others felt motivated to set up the
Restored Hope Network, which is Christ-centered and provides real
help for homosexuals.
"We come alongside people who are homosexual and do not want to
be -- they call it unwanted same-sex attraction -- and we
guide them and help them to find that relationship with Jesus
Christ that will help them to overcome their desires," he
After spending 25 years in the homosexual lifestyle,
Worthen shares that he was able to leave it through a
relationship with Jesus Christ. Now, he is getting ready to
celebrate his 28th wedding anniversary with his wife.
Restored Hope Network will hold its inaugural conference in
September to begin the process of building the organization.
Alan Chambers of Exodus International did not reply to two
interview requests from OneNewsNow.