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05/01/2014

'Newsweek' covers the crumbling (already crumbled?) 'ex-gay' movement

by Jeremy Hooper

The "ex-gay" idea is one of the most horrible lies that people who claim to be acting of God have pushed into broader American culture. Thankfully, it's going down the tubes; Newsweek is helping it get there:

I would be in hotel rooms, and I would be on my face sobbing and crying on the bed,” [former Newsweek cover boy John Paulk] says. “I felt like a liar and a hypocrite. Having to go out and give hope to these people. I was in despair knowing that what I was telling them was not entirely honest. I couldn’t do it anymore.”
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Paulk left Exodus in 2003. He cautions against “speaking for everybody,” but says in his more than two decades of watching people undergo ex-gay therapy, the “large majority” of people he met “did not change one iota.”
FULL PIECE: Ex-Ex-Gay Pride [Newseek]

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