Originally Posted by Rick336
The dangerous ex-gay movement
But I don’t need anyone showing me the way out of homosexuality. Thank you, no, preachers Lou Engle and Michael Brown. Thank you, no, Exodus International.
These are political figures/players who are decidedly ANTI-GAY.
There are many people who will never
get over what they consider to be the ugliness of being gay. For them, a life of willful and conscious denial is the only thing that will save their sanity.
Those who exploit sincere people like that---who cannot handle their perceived-to-be evil/ugly attractions---are the real enemy.
The “Ex-Gay Movement” is at the heart of the anti-gay agenda: “People don’t choose to be gay, but they can
choose not to be.”
It's disgusting, I know, but regardless, some people still
will never get over it, and they need to be understood and validated.
There are “ex-gays” who are victims of the “ex-gay movement” too. But they’re not part of it because they have integrity and know how to Google.
And what if they’re atheist? How many “ministries” would cater to a non-believer without proselytization?
My point is that a distinction needs to be made. And yes, I realize that it’s the political ex-gay movement that CREATES and feeds such oceans of shame and self loathing, and that needs to be combated.
But for some, sad as it is, they will never ever
get over it. And they will be happier and more productive living the ex-gay "lifestyle."