Randy Thomas was the Executive Vice President of Exodus International under Alan Chambers, and according to his own words, “helped evaluate/determine that [closing Exodus down] was the only decisions we could make on a numbers of levels.” On January 12 of this year (two years since the closing of Exodus) Randy came out as gay and planning to stay that way.
He wrote recently celebrating the decision to close Exodus and recounting the wonderful impact that decision has had on his personal life.
In order to test the logic of his article I’ve taken an excerpt from the latter portion of his post and copied it verbatim except to substitute adultery in place of homosexual practice. Hopefully, the lunacy of his claims will be apparent.
Adulterers should be given access to all the same life-giving resources and opportunities in the church as anyone else. Minister to us as peers not with the constant undercurrent of objectified “issues” you can’t relate to. Let us minister to and serve *you* as the opportunity arises. Embrace us with true unconditional love that is not disclaimed by hurtful “you are broken” messaging and being relationally relegated to being “other than” for the rest of our natural lives. Let me be fully honest standing in worship, or sitting in the pew next to you, instead of being told I could only be fully “honest” on a Thursday night at 7pm at an adulterer support group.
Jesus is life-giving in a myriad of ways that have transformed me as a person. Even so, He did not change my sexual urges. He didn’t change my desire to be in love with and devoted to another woman besides my wife. I now believe He didn’t change that because it doesn’t need to be changed. I am an adulterer; He knows this and I believe He has guided me to where I am to finally embrace and be at peace with myself and His blessing of who I truly Am. Our Heavenly Father embraces me and everything He has put within me to live out.
I am His; nothing and no one can change that.
Because of God’s love and direction, today I’ve never been more transparent (didn’t say perfect; just transparent). I have never been more free.
Since embracing the truth that I am an adulterer, and Christian and everything else that I am… I have started openly dating. In fact, today, I happen to be in love with a beautiful (in every way) woman I have been referring to lately (online) as Miss Girlfriend. In fact, she is texting me while I type this and my heart is truly full of joy. I am sure that I have the best mistress ever. 🙂