Restored Hope Network

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Restored Hope Network is an ex-gay network of interdenominational Christian ministries and individuals. The network holds an annual conference in a different location in the United States each year[1] that offers counseling and conversion therapy, and has speakers that offer advice for families with LGBT relatives and outreach to churches.

Their Board of References consists of members from ex-gay organizations Randy Alcorn, Matt Barber, Steve Berger, Michael Brown, Donald A. Carson, Paul Check, James Dobson, Robert A. J. Gagnon, Jim Garlow, June Hunt, Juan Martinez, Albert Mohler, Ray Ortlund, Janet Parshall, Leanne Payne, Georgene Rice, Mathew Staver, Sam Storms, and Christopher West[2] Speaking of the closure of Exodus International in 2013, Nicolosi stated, "most of the local Exodus affiliated ministries had started to reorganize into a new organization that began about a year ago, Restored Hope Network."[3][4]

Restored Hope Network
Founded 2012 (2012)
Type 501c3 Nonprofit
46-0739644 (EIN)
Headquarters Milwaukie, Oregon
Services network of ministries and support groups


Restored Hope Network focuses on treating same sex attraction as a gender identity and spiritual identity. The network believes that homosexual behavior is inherently sinful and they are opposed to same-sex marriage.[5] The network has been described as the "new Exodus International" by Truth Wins Out.[6][7][8]

Conversion therapy[edit]

Restored Hope Network supports conversion therapy.[9][10] Mainstream health organizations critical of conversion therapy include the American Medical Association, American Psychiatric Association, the American Psychological Association, the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, the American Counseling Association, the National Association of Social Workers, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the National Association of School Psychologists, and the American Academy of Physician Assistants.[11][12][13] Conversion therapy is illegal for minors in several parts of the United States.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Hardline 'Ex-Gays' Form Splinter Group to Escalate the Hate". Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "Board of Reference". Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  3. ^ Archived from the original on December 5, 2013. Retrieved November 18, 2013.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ Archived from the original on December 3, 2013. Retrieved November 18, 2013.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ Super User. "What We Believe". Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  6. ^ "Restored Hope Network". Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  7. ^ "Hardline 'Ex-Gays' Form Splinter Group to Escalate the Hate". Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  8. ^ "Cimarron Alliance". Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  9. ^ DeJesus, Ivey (25 June 2015). "Church group seeks to 'repair' gays and lesbians". Retrieved 14 April 2017. 
  10. ^ Rawles, Timothy (3 December 2016). "Large gay conversion therapy conference coming to San Diego". San Diego Gay and Lesbian News. Retrieved 14 April 2017. 
  11. ^ "AMA Policy Regarding Sexual Orientation". 20 June 2014. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  12. ^ "Pediatrics, Official Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics 92 (4)" (PDF). 1993. pp. 631–634. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  13. ^ "Healthcare :: Physician Assistants vote on retail clinics, reparative therapy". Retrieved 14 December 2014.