FROM Jeff Chu
Exodus International Apologizes for Trying to Convert Gays From its start in California 37 years ago, Exodus International built 260 Christian ministries based on the idea that homosexuality could be "cured." Now, its leader says he was wrong, and Exodus International is closing down . Last night on the Oprah Winfrey Network, Alan Chambers read from an open letter to the LGBT community and apologized for the "gay conversion therapy" practiced by Exodus International. Chambers was interviewed earlier this week by Jeff Chu for the The Atlantic magazine. Chu is author of Does Jesus Really Love Me? : A Gay Christian's Pilgrimage in Search of God in America.
Human Rights in the era of Donald Trump President Trump’s UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, said today the US might pull out of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council. Serious violators of human rights are members of the Council itself–and a US resignation could make things worse. Later on today’s show, now that he’s into his second term, comedian turned US Senator Al Franken is telling jokes again.
Trump's new look at civil rights and global warming President Trump is reportedly ready to pull the US out of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. We look at the possible consequences. On the second half of the program, we hear about cuts in Obama-Era civil rights programs called for by the Trump Administration's first budget plan.
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?