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11/30/2012

Professional 'ex-gay' says whole scene reminds him of a children's fable; finally, agreement!

by Jeremy Hooper

From best I can tell, Jeff Johnston's primary role at Focus on the Family is convincing America that "ex-gays" are all around us:

Homosexual behavior is just one of many sins that God forgives and brings people out of. Despite the attempts of different folks to shut down this life-changing message, I keep running across people who have come out of homosexuality – whether in person or by reading their stories. It reminds me of the “Who's” from Dr. Seuss’ book, Horton Hears a Who: each story is another individual calling out, “We are here. We are here. We are here.” [Focus on the Family Citizenlink]

But isn't it interesting how the only people who seem to come into regular contact with "ex-gays" are those who speak for and collect a paycheck from that movement?

In my past decade of openly gay, highly political, well-travelled life, I have met exactly one person who identified in this way (not counting the professional "ex-gays" I've met online). There are two things I know about this person, who I knew in my early twenties: (1) He identified as "used to be gay" and wasn't in any way anti-LGBT in politics, word, or deed, so I had absolutely no issue with his identity; (2) On more than one occasion, he grabbed my ass.

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