May 2015 – Above, a PFOX Safe Exit campaign video (pfox.org/safe-exit/) features former homosexuals expressing attitudes they have faced in churches while attempting to leave the lifestyle and become part of a local church community. From the video, this ex-gay man addresses other Christians: “There are people sitting in churches right now who are struggling, and because of the preaching and because of the attitude in the church, they don’t dare share their struggle with their pastor.”
PFOX, a ministry for ex-gays, their parents and friends, and others struggling with same sex attraction, has launched Safe Exit, a program to recruit churches to minister to homosexuals. A feature of the program is bringing those who have been freed from homosexuality to speak in churches.
“We want ex-gays to share their testimony … to spread the message of hope to those living with unwanted same sex attractions,” explained PFOX director Regina Griggs.
From pfox.org, the illustration at right shows the delicate balance churches are called to exercise. On one hand, there is danger in minimizing the destructiveness of sin; on the other hand, churches must not be so harsh that homosexuals who are struggling to leave the lifestyle feel unwelcome.