Don Schmierer is a member of the board of directors for Exodus International. Last weekend, he used those credentials while speaking at an anti-gay conference in Kampala, Uganda alongside noted Holocaust revisionist Scott Lively.The response:
laws enacted in Uganda to require that those convicted of homosexuality be forced to undergo sexual reorientation therapy. The law in Uganda currently calls for a life sentence upon conviction for homosexuality. As far as we have been able to tell, no one at the conference called for decriminalization of homosexuality, nor a reduction in the current penalties. Instead, there were calls to strengthen the law to add the requirement that convicted gays be forced to endure unregulated and unproven therapies, under duress and against their will.
Alan Chambers, President of Exodus International, responded to reports about an Exodus board member’s participation at a conference in Uganda on homosexuality:Not a view consistent with jail time, but one of Biblical proportions:
“Unfortunately, Uganda as a country has demonstrated severe hostility towards homosexuals supporting criminalization of homosexual behavior and proposing compulsory therapy - positions that Exodus International unequivocally denounces. It is our sincere desire to offer an alternative message that encompasses a compassionate, biblical view of homosexuality not just here in America, but around the world. We applaud our board member’s attempt to convey these truths to a country in need.”
Leviticus 20:13: If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They must be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads
A cursory search of Leviticus 20:13 on the Exodus website yeilds...results.
It would seem that Exodus International considers mass murder to be a very part of their religious belief. So it would logically follow that to suppress their murderous designs, would be to infringe upon what they consider to be their religious freedom.
Maybe it’s kind of like how they feel about their own same sex attractions. They’re personally against murder, but to protect their eternal asses they support it when God says so.
In the Exodus book “God’s Grace and the Homosexual Next Door" (pages 44-45), Scott Davis, Student Ministries Director for Exodus International, says this:
"These prohibitions against sexual perversion are repeated in Leviticus, chapter 20. … The language of 20:13 is similar to 18:22: “if a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They must be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.” Again the language is clear --- the act of a man lying with another man is prohibited.-"Loving" relationships, "not convincing."
Occasionally it’s claimed by pro-gay supporters that these verses aren’t speaking of loving, monogamous, homosexual sex, but of male prostitution or some other form of perversion. These arguments are not convincing."
-"death penalty," perfectly understandable.
More importantly, he makes no effort to denounce God's will to have us murdered.
From the Exodus Student Ministries “Truth and Tolerance” DVD:
Scott Davis takes a more surreptitious approach:
First we can look in Leviticus 20:13, it saysThat's not the entire verse. As stated above, this is the entire verse:
“If a man lies with a man as on lies with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable.”
Leviticus 20:13: If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They must be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.
Here, Exodus hides the murderous death threat portion of the verse. Because after all, they wouldn’t want anyone to know that they approve of the entire Bible:
Leviticus 20:13 = They must be put to death: