COMMENTARY: Apologies are too late wh...

COMMENTARY: Apologies are too late when the damage is already done

There are 10 comments on the www.religionnews.com story from Jun 21, 2013, titled COMMENTARY: Apologies are too late when the damage is already done. In it, www.religionnews.com reports that:

After almost 40 years, Exodus International is closing its doors. It was the oldest Christian services group of its kind and a market leader in reparative/ex-gay/sexual orientation change therapy.

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#2 Jun 21, 2013
Yep. The snake oil salesmen are switching to another recipe under the guise of repentance behaviors.

These guys are LIARS who have totally bought their own product.

“RAINBOW POWER!”

Since: Oct 08

I Am What I Am.

#3 Jun 22, 2013
I can appreciate the apology, but it doesn't wash away the blood that they have on their hands from countless suicides. Nothing will, just as nothing will bring back the lives that were lost.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#5 Jun 22, 2013
TrueBlood wrote:
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At some point, you have to take some responsibility yourself for your own actions. No one forced anyone to take their own life. It boils down to a weak mind.
Minds must be strengthened, like the muscles of the body, and this organization only weakened the minds, thus yes, it is their fault for the suicides, just like the bullies, they are as responsible as if they had pushed these people off the edge themselves.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#7 Jun 22, 2013
TrueBlood wrote:
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Nope, you have to take some responsibility yourself. You can't go through life blaming everyone else for your problems. Deal with them.
These are not my problems, they are the problems of some people who those like you are abusing. You are blaming children who cannot avoid their abusive parents as well, you are also abusing Jews for the holocaust that tortured and killed many of them, you are also blaming the victims of a mugger for getting shot by that mugger.

If someone dropped a bomb on your house, would you be at fault? According to your logic, you are the one to blame for that bomb landing on your house, you should have lived in a better place.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#9 Jun 22, 2013
TrueBlood wrote:
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You live by Queer logic even though you're not even worthy of that. Get Lost
In other words, you blame the victim. Thank you for admitting that you have no sympathy, empathy, or conscience.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#11 Jun 22, 2013
TrueBlood wrote:
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They're only a victim because they allow themselves to be victims. They weren't mugged or beaten or killed by others hands.
That's one of the stupidest things I have seen. You are creating a double standard now.

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#12 Jun 22, 2013
TrueBlood wrote:
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At some point, you have to take some responsibility yourself for your own actions. No one forced anyone to take their own life. It boils down to a weak mind.
And we are supposed to HELP the weak among us, not dismiss them.

F-ing social darwinist!

Since: Mar 07

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#13 Jun 22, 2013
TrueBlood wrote:
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At some point, you have to take some responsibility yourself for your own actions. No one forced anyone to take their own life. It boils down to a weak mind.
If everyone who has ever had depression, or any other form of mental issue at any point in their life, were to be removed from the plants, it would be a lonely and empty place.

EVERYONE has a weak point, or a weak moment.

We, as civilized people, don't encourage those that prey on people at the weakest, as this group did.

Since: Mar 07

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#14 Jun 22, 2013
TrueBlood wrote:
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They're only a victim because they allow themselves to be victims. They weren't mugged or beaten or killed by others hands.
So, abandonment by family, friends and church, harassment during adolescence, being told that THEY chose to be gay when they did not, and that they could chance if they tried hard enough, when that is impossible, doesn't leave lasting scars?

Everyone handles pain differently, but you support groups who inflict it on young people, knowing the damage it is causing?

Not a caring person, are you?

Were you a bully in school, and justified the damage you caused in the same way you do here Or were you bullied, and turned into the sort of person you are now as a way to protect yourself?
buck

AOL

#15 Aug 9, 2013
it's better late than never on anything.
so you're late with a Birthday card, send it anyway, it's the thought that counts not. and it's never "NEVER" too late to say you're sorry to anyone.
everyone knows that "I'm sorry" are two of the hardest words to say at times.

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