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Colorado Springs Catholic Diocese Offers "Ex-Gay" 12-Step Program

Colorado Springs Catholic Diocese Offers "Ex-Gay" 12-Step Program

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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 Springsreports.

"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," TheGazette 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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