Alan Chambers' opposition to Prop 8 isn't political. It's personal.
Chambers is the president of Exodus International, a nonprofit "ex-gay" ministry that promises freedom from homosexuality. He is also "ex-gay"- a married father of two children who says he's abandoned homosexuality.
Chambers sighed when asked his reaction to last week's controversial court decision. A judge ruled that California's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage, known as Proposition 8, violated the constitutional rights of same-sex couples.
"It's disappointing that a judge would rule against the will of the people," says Chambers, author of Leaving Homosexuality. "That's the greatest tragedy."
For 34 years, Exodus has told gay and lesbians that they can be "delivered" from homosexuality through faith in Christ, professional counseling and support groups.
But how will groups like Exodus fare if fewer Americans believe that homosexuality is a sin, and if gay marriage becomes an option?
Chambers acknowledged that "our culture is changing" and said more people are abandoning a biblical view of homosexuality.