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|Exodus International Creates Another Change|
|Written by Chris Jarvis|
|Friday, 12 August 2011 12:50|
Ties with Exodus International, the infamous "pray the gay away" farce, has led to a petition which resulted in pressure put on business to change its partnerships.
This time it's Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, who was scheduled to speak at Megachurch Willow Community in Illinois.
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz cancelled an appearance at one of the most prominent megachurches in the country after an online petition condemned the congregation as anti-gay – a charge the church denies.
The petition at Change.org accused the megachurch of "anti-gay persecution" over Willow Creek's past relationship with Exodus International, a Christian ministry that offers to help gays and lesbians change their sexual orientation. Willow Creek cut ties with Exodus in 2009, church spokeswoman Susan DeLay said.
|Last Updated on Friday, 12 August 2011 12:50|