Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Love In Action Ends Residential Program

Posted By on Tue, Sep 6, 2011 at 3:18 PM

Protesters outside Love In Action in 2007.
  • Protesters outside Love In Action in 2007.

A note on Memphis-based ex-gay ministry Love in Action's website says the residential program has been suspended indefinitely.

According to the online statement: "Simply put, there is a significant need to bring all of LIA under one location for it to be more cost effective. We continue to counsel and grow through our 4-Day Intensives, Hourly Counseling, Conferences, Support Groups, and Church Assistance Program. Find out more information on these pages under our Programs page."

Love In Action came under fire in 2005 when equality advocates began protesting outside the facility in response to complaints that 16-year-old Zack Stark had been enrolled in LIA's youth program against his will. Love In Action has since ended Refuge, the youth program, and it's main focus has been on the adult residential program. The ministry is the subject of a newly released documentary — This Is What Love In Action Looks Like — by local filmmaker Morgan Jon Fox. He'll be premiering the film here at Indie Memphis in November.

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