According to the Christian Alliance for Progress, there has been a formal apology from former leaders of an ex-gay ministry. CAPBlog doesn’t give any analysis or comment other than to provide links to two of the formal statements (here and here.)
For me, I give thanks to God that Michael Bussee, Darlene Bogle and Jeremy Marks are finally hearing the gospel and good news that we are all created by God and not abominations. I still grieve for all those people that were directly and indirectly wounded by these people bringing into any doubt that all people gay, straight or whatever are beloved of God.
I think it’s a hard burden for those GLBT persons (and their families and friends) who have been wounded by these messages to now have to be the ones to offer mercy and forgiveness to the ones who attacked them. I wouldn’t be able to find that grace within myself and would need a lot of prayer and therapy to come anywhere near a point where I could forgive them.
In fact I do need a lot of prayer and therapy to get there, because this “ministry” action has had such a huge ripple effect on the church I love. It will be decades before it is healed. And I grieve all the good and faithful people that are going to continue to suffer because of what this “ministry” has done. Not to mention the damage it has done to this country.