RECENT  POSTS:  » 'WaPo' conservative columnist: 'Strident' marriage equality opponents have lost » If John Eastman's allowed to intervene in Oregon, I submit his endorsement of this very anti-gay book » I apparently can fly; cool, I've always wanted to! » Starving selves to stop others' happiness: Virginia edition » NOM-aligned organization claims God will soon punish us for pro-equality rulings » GLAAD: The rise of toxic terminology: Losing anti-LGBT movement turns to corrosive labeling » Founder of anti-gay Boy Scouts alternative links sexual orientation, adultery; earns merit badge in ill-intended comparisons » 'Playbill' to let the two previously unaware playgoers in on Broadway's love for gays » New record: Anti-gay activist Ralph Reed contradicts self in less than minute » Read: NOM's guide to pressuring lawmakers to ban marriages (while pretending you're doing something good and positive instead)  

« Go back a post || Return to G-A-Y homepage || Haul tail to next post »

02/24/2011

Warren piece: 'Ex-gay' book books current-Kay

by Jeremy Hooper

Over the past two years or so, Christopher Yuan has become a more and more prominent face within the "ex-gay" advocacy movement:


And now Christopher and his mom Angela have put that "change" activism into a forthcoming book, titled Out of a Far Country: A Gay Son's Journey to God, a Broken Mother's Search for Hope:

Okay, so right. An "ex-gay" advocate wrote a book. Not the first time and not the last. If there's a market, there will be a publisher. Whatever.

But our interest was raised on this particular project when our pal Matt Baume tipped us to the prominent name attached to the book's forward:

201102241116

Kay Warren: As in co founder, along with husband Rick Warren, of the mega-influential Saddleback Church. Rick Warren, as in, the man you might remember from President Barack Obama's inauguration.

We have nothing to profound say about this, really. Kay Warren has every right to lend her name and church credence to whatever book or cause she wishes, regardless of how scientifically-discredited said cause may be.

We just hope next time the Warrens are asked to head some sort of prominent public event and the pro-gay community inevitably (and understandably) paints the choice as less-than-progressive, Kay Warren will have the fortitude to stand by the kind of work that her family is quite literally "forward"ing

space gay-comment gay-G-A-Y-post gay-email gay-writer-jeremy-hooper


Your thoughts

comments powered by Disqus

G-A-Y Comments Policy


 
Related Posts with Thumbnails