Mega Church Willow Creek Breaks Ties With Homosexual Recovery Ministry

07.26.11 | Sarah Harnisch

One of America's most prominent mega-churches has split with one of the country's most prominent ministries for homosexuals. A spokesman for Willow Creek Community Church outside Chicago says the congregation has severed a decades-long relationship with Exodus International, which seeks to help homosexuals abandon that lifestyle. A spokesman  for Exodus tells "Christianity Today" that Willow Creek made the move to avoid criticism and a potential backlash. A church spokesman counters that "We were simply in a season of reviewing and clarifying some of our affiliations with outside organizations."