Attention Andrew Sullivan

exodusWell now, this might create some sparks.

In introducing Harriet Miers, President Bush noted:

Harriet has also earned a reputation for her deep compassion and abiding sense of duty. In Texas, she made it her mission to support better legal representation for the poor and under-served. As president of the Dallas Bar, she called on her fellow lawyers to volunteer and staff free neighborhood clinics. She led by example. She put in long hours of pro bono work. Harriet Miers has given generously of her time and talent by serving as a leader with more than a dozen community groups and charities, including the Young Women’s Christian Association, Child Care Dallas, Goodwill Industries, Exodus Ministries, Meals on Wheels and the Legal Aid Society.

The question that many people — on the lifestyle left and right — will want answered is this one: Is it this Exodus or this Exodus Ministries in Dallas?

I predict it is the latter. The former option — a ministry to those seeking a way out of homosexual behavior — would not go over very well with GOP folks out at the country club.

BTW, for a Dallas Morning News profile, click here. You will notice that readers learn absolutely nothing that would interest anyone at Focus on the Family or NARAL Pro-Choice America. Frankly, there isn’t much there that would interest anyone who lives in Dallas.

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Terry Mattingly directs the Washington Journalism Center at the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. He writes a weekly column for the Universal Syndicate.

  • Michael

    Andrew Sullivan is all over this, as is the Human Rights Campaign. It appears she has done work for the exoffenders “Exodus” program, not the ex-gay ministry. I couldn’t imagine the Bush would nominate someone who had volunteered for such a fringe, controversial group like the ex-gay ministry and then mention it during a White House announcement.

  • Tom Breen

    Scott McClellan was just quoted on CNN saying it was the ex-prison ministry, not the ex-gay ministry.


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