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 plays scolder-in-chief with NATO allies At the opening of NATO’s dramatic new headquarters in Brussels today, President Trump acknowledged that Article 5 — promising that “an attack on one nation is an attack on all” -- has only been invoked one time: in the aftermath of September 11. But the President failed to provide what 27 other Alliance members have been waiting for: a re-commitment by America’s new leader to Article 5. Instead, they got a scolding.
The Trump agenda: where's the beef? President Trump says big things are happening. After celebrating a House bill on health care, he doesn’t yet have Senate agreement. With James Comey’s public testimony scheduled tomorrow, the President today tweeted his selection of a new FBI Director. Is the Chief Executive all style and no substance? Later, terror attacks in Iran and conflicting claims about who’s behind them.