Carlos Santoscoy | On Top Magazine | November 29, 2013
The Salvation Army has taken down links from its website to two “ex-gay” ministries.
The links, posted under resources for dealing with “sexual addictions,” ferried users to the websites of Harvest USA and Pure Life Ministries, which promote the idea that gay people can – and should – alter their sexuality.
The links were removed after Truth Wins Out, a group opposed to so-called “reparative therapy,” objected to their inclusion.
“We thank the Salvation Army for acting swiftly and decisively in addressing our concerns about links to ‘ex-gay’ organizations,” Truth Wins Out Executive Director Wayne Besen said. “This is a step in the right direction and congruent with their anti-discrimination campaign. We hope this action leads to further progress in gaining the full confidence and trust of the LGBT community.”