Colorado Springs Catholic Diocese Offers "Ex-Gay" 12-Step Program
BY Advocate.com Editors
January 19 2011 3:25 PM ET
The Colorado Springs, Colo., Catholic diocese has launched its own chapter of a 12-step program for people with unwanted same-sex attraction, The Gazette of Colorado Springs reports.
"Twelve Steps of Courage" is modeled after the structure of Alcoholics Anonymous. Instead of focusing on addiction, however, program participants admit they are powerless over their same-sex attraction and promise to "make amends to those they've hurt," The Gazette reports. The program has 110 chapters internationally.
“It’s not about therapy and not about activism,” the Reverend Larry
Brennan, diocese director of priest formation, said of the Colorado Springs chapter. “It’s about support.”
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