Exodus International—a Christian ministry that aimed to help people struggling with homosexuality—announced Wednesday it would close after nearly 40 years of operation.

A statement on the group’s website said board members believed the organization had grown too judgmental. The leaders plan to launch a new organization under a new name.

“Exodus is an institution in the conservative Christian world, but we’ve ceased to be a living, breathing organism,” said Exodus President Alan Chambers. “For quite some time we’ve been imprisoned in a worldview that’s neither honoring toward our fellow human beings, nor biblical.”

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