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.
Is Venezuela becoming a dictatorship? Venezuela may have the world's largest oil reserves, but it's a nation in trouble… economically and politically. Is a populist promise to rescue democracy turning out to be a prelude to dictatorship?
Will the march for science politicize objective research? Protesters are gathering all over the country for tomorrow's Earth Day March for Science. Since President Trump has proposed massive cuts in basic scientific research, will the movement be perceived as partisan politics — whether scientists themselves like it or not?
In Janesville, WI, Middle America meets the new American dream Janesville, Wisconsin is the hometown of Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan. But he couldn't prevent the closing of the General Motors factory after 100 years. We hear what's happened to what once was a model of American middle-class unity.