Good As You: Ex-Gays Roundup

08/27/2007

'Mother Jones' examines 'overbearing mother made you jones for gayness' set

The folks at Mother Jones have put together an interesting piece on the ability (or lack thereof) for gay people to "change" their sexual orientation. Go check it out: Gay By Choice? The Science of Sexual Identity [Mother Jones] Did...

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You also can't use a Spelling book to teach Calculus

In a brief posted on Christian Examiner regarding an upcoming Love Won Out "ex-gay" conference, one of the movement's most outspoken proponents, Joe Dallas, gives the following sound bite: “This is one of the toughest subjects the church is addressing...

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08/21/2007

Those with a Clue: They suspect the ex-gays, with the junk science, in the Study

Both Wayne Besen and Ex-Gay Watch are sending out the warning signals about a forthcoming "ex-gay" study, saying such will likely rely on junk science: Update: More on Ex-Gay Study, ‘The Thomas Project’ [Ex-Gay Watch] TRUTH WINS OUT WARNS REPORTERS...

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08/20/2007

Well, Dr. Seuss' rhetoric was also unscientific

The folks at DormItem have discovered pics from Alfie’s Home, an "ex-gay" children's book written by "former homosexual" Richard Cohen. Here is but one page: Oy! And here this writer thought Where The Wild Things Are was scary as a...

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08/16/2007

Fan (of gays) Drescher

Noted American Psychiatric Association fellow Jack Drescher, M.D., has written an opinion piece for The Tennessean, wherein he speaks out against the misguided methodology and potential harms associated with the "ex-gay" movement. Check it out: Conversion attempts mostly lead to...

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08/07/2007

As if high school weren't confusing enough

Buckling under legal pressure from anti-gay activists, the school board of Arlington County, VA, has agreed to allow the PFOX organization to distribute their "ex-gay"-supporting materials to area high school students. And for an encore, we hear the school system...

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08/01/2007

Reading, writing, and reparative therapy? No way!

In a new WorldNetDaily piece regarding the on-going "fight" over sex-ed curriculum in Montgomery County, MD, Regina Griggs of the Parents and Friends of Ex-gays group says the following deceptive nonsense about homo-centric bio-genetic research: "The MBOE has taken the...

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07/31/2007

Careful before staking 'claims' on science, Les

In regards to Courage, a Catholic group that tries to lead gays to lead celibate lives, the Baltimore Sun recently said this: The group is different, however, from those such as Exodus International, an interdemoninational Christian organization that claims to...

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07/30/2007

Even on two-way street, we must report the trafficking of untruths!

In a short piece detailing a Love Won Out "ex-gay" conference that's coming to Portland, OR, professional "former homosexual" Melissa Fryrear uses this tired line to respond to her critics: "We ask that those who are skeptical give careful consideration...

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07/19/2007

Fasten your dance belts -- B'way gypsies are becoming 'ex-gay'

This comes from today's Page Six: July 19, 2007 -- A WACKO group claiming to "cure" gays of their homosexuality is running secret meetings for closeted Broadway stars, according to a new documentary, "Gay No More?" Bill Hussung - who...

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07/18/2007

Differentiating between God and Dr. Melfi

In regards to the APA's reconsideration of the decade-old policy regarding so-called "reparative therapy" and other attempts to "change" one's sexual orientation, "ex-gay" proponent Tim Wilkins says the following to Christian Post: "There are many men and women who have...

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07/17/2007

Video: Trisyllabic-named researchers discuss 'try to change yourself' research

So last week we briefly told you about the American Psychological Association's plans to review their decade-old policy regarding "changing" sexual orientation. Well today, that APA task force begins their study. And to honor the occasion, CNN aired the following...

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07/11/2007

Militant 'ex-gay' agenda forces APA to waste time

Next week, an American Psychological Association task force will begin reviewing that organization's policy regarding how they counsel those wishing to "change" their sexual orientation. There are several potential outcomes that could result from the endeavor: (1) They will change...

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07/10/2007

Sorry, but we have to say something else about Glatze

We want to minimize the attention we give to this obviously PR-hungry individual, so we're not going to say much. However, there is one point on interest we want to note: "Ex-gay" Michael Glatze has once written about his being...

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07/09/2007

Socio-politico-religo teams who live in glass houses...

How do the anti-gay folks at Focus on the Family view the gay community's reaction to Michael Glatze's recent "ex-gay" revelation? Well, consider this passage from their CitizenLink news site: Gay activists responded to the news with criticism and vitriol....

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07/06/2007

Video: Coming Out Cohen

Well he doesn't beat a pillow in this one, but it's still pretty "whacky": "You may hear about gay activists saying slanderous things about me, mocking my practice, and denigrating those who promote this wonderful possibility of change," Richard says...

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For those not offended enough by his earlier words

Clearly enjoying the attention, "ex-gay" Michael Glatze is continuing to PR himself and his miraculous "change." This uber-offensive email just arrived in both our Inbox and in our comments section: To My Friends Who Are Trapped In Homosexuality By Michael...

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07/05/2007

Video: More and more are leaving the 'ex-gay' lifestyle

Because we know you love them so much, here are few more ex-"ex-gay" videos produced by Dan Gonzales at the recent "Ex-Gay Survivor Conference": A life is a terrible thing to waste. For four more videos, visit Box Turtle Bulletin.

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It's as plain as black and gay: Stephen slipped up

Okay, so we want to tread carefully with this one, so as not to accuse anyone of anything of being something they are not. However, we truly feel this is something that must be addressed, so here's the situation: Charlene...

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07/03/2007

He attacks our lives and loves, yet we are the aggresors?

Well, we knew when we heard Michael Glatze's "ex-gay" proclamations this morning that it was only a matter of time before the "pro-family" movement appointed him their new poster boy. However, we had NO CLUE the response would be so...

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Gay man now working to make turncoats trendy

Michael Glatze, founding editor of the now defunct Canadian magazine Young Gay America, has become the latest to be frightened by religious persecution into embracing the "ex-gay" lie. And like most other "ex-gays," he can't just be happy in his...

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07/02/2007

When it comes to desire, why rely on your stiffy when you can listen to 'Stith'y?

So the Southern Baptists have something called the Southern Baptist Ministry to Homosexuals Task Force, a body to which they have recently appointed Rev. Bob Stith (pic.) as the director. And for all you need to know about the committee...

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NARTH's 'Clift' notes

In their never-ending quest to blame homosexuality on family dynamic, the "ex-gay"-encouraging folks at NARTH (National Association for Research & Therapy of Homosexuality) are stealthily yet clumsily using a new biography of late actor Montgomery Clift to back up their...

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06/28/2007

Video: Paula's pre-Paris queer rendezvous

So last night, CNN aired a very important piece of journalism. Then after that, they went on to air a mind-numbingly boring interview with Paris Hilton. Well, for coverage of the latter, you're going to have to find one of...

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He may have stopped playing with balls, but he's obsessed with former team

Professional "ex-gay" James Hartline is organizing and promoting a protest of the July 8 San Diego Padres game. The reason: San Diego Pride will be holding an Out At Petco Park celebration at that night's game, and Mr. Hartline is...

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06/27/2007

Video: The father of all 'ex-exgays'

Over at Box Turtle Bulletin, Dan Gonzales has posted nine video clips in which Michael Bussee, one of the co-founders of Exodus international, speaks out against "ex-gay" ministries. Here is the first one: To watch the other eight, head over...

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06/26/2007

'Survivor: Irvine' -- the true reality show

This weekend, while Exodus International holds another of their national "ex-gay" conferences in Irvine, CA, another event will be held to tell people that they are fine just the way they are. Called the Ex-gay Survivor's Conference, this event will...

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06/22/2007

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's -- offensive dogma

The vehemently anti-gay folks at Americans For Truth, Mission America, and the Family Policy Network have announced that during this weekend's pride parades in Atlanta, Columbus, and Chicago, they will fly planes with banners over the outdoor events. And what...

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Chambers sheds light on those who've shed orientation

"Erstwhile 'mo" Alan Chambers is clarifying remarks recently attributed to him by the Los Angeles Times, wherein it was implied by the writer that he's no longer comfortable with the term "ex-gay." This from the American Family Association's One News...

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06/21/2007

Video: Charlene the 'Club' diva

Yesterday we delved into the world of "former homosexual" Charlene Cothran and posted a lengthy response to her newly adopted "ex-gay" ideas. But since we live in a visual world, we now want to show you her "700 Club" appearance...

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06/20/2007

Charlene: From gay club to other 'Club'

If you follow gay rights, you likely have heard the story of Charlene Cothran, the lesbian publisher of the African-American, GLBT-centric Venus magazine, who announced earlier this year that she was changing both her self and her publication into an...

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06/14/2007

Oh, is the 14th the 'condemnatory blog entry' anniversary? Who knew?

The following is a blog entry from professional "ex-gay" Stephen Bennett: 14 Years of Living a Lie... ...so they say. I want to wish my beautiful wife, Irene, a happy 14th Anniversary today, June 13th. The last 14 years of...

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06/13/2007

PFOX: Putting the 'PF' in 'PFLAWED'

So on Monday, we showed you how Regina Griggs of the PFOX organization was lashing out against gay groups for criticizing the pro-"ex-gay" stances of surgeon general nominee James Holsinger. Well, in a piece for One News Now, Griggs has...

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06/12/2007

'Ex-gay' ex-plores political options

"Ex-gay" activist James Hartline has announced that he's running for a City Council seat in San Diego's third district (a seat that's been held in recent years by two different lesbian Democrats). Though keeping with the theme, we hear those...

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06/11/2007

Refusing to embrace an illusion does not make one intolerant!

Sometimes, when dealing with the "ex-gay" movement, we literally feel like we are playing pretend with our toddler nephews in their lil' fake plastic toddler house. Except unlike those joyful trips to the land of make-believe, the "ex-gay" version generally...

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06/05/2007

Reader mail: Why do we celebrate ex-'ex-gays'?

In regards to the testimony from an ex-"ex-gay" that we posted earlier, we have recieved this response from our pal Phil Magnan: Dear Jeremy, Regarding the ex gay missionary…Video: Another 'ex-gay' non-success story…I watched all of the “you tube” videos...

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Video: Another 'ex-gay' non-success story

Peter Toscano of the Beyond Ex Gay group has traveled to Madrid to meet with Jose Luis Maccarone, a man who formerly served as a pro-"ex-gay" missionary with Exodus International. But now, after living ten years as a re-closeted gay...

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Video: Besen issues a Surgeon General warning

"Ex-gay" rival Wayne Besen has fired up his video camera yet again, this time challenging Bush's nomination of James Holsinger for the role of U.S. Surgeon General: And be sure to look for a future video from Wayne, where we...

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06/04/2007

We just don't want a Surgeon General's warning slapped on our unchangeable behinds!

You know what's often funny about the "pro-family" groups? They like to leave out pertinent information. Latest case in point: Over on Focus on the Family's CitizenLink "news" site, they are addressing the controversy regarding the nomination of University of...

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05/31/2007

Wherein an 'ex-gay' offends more than just the gay community

Attention all adoptive parents, straight or gay: Despite the fact that you are the legal guardians of your child, you are not and can never be the real parents. That honor goes always goes to the biological ones. Or at...

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05/23/2007

Video: And at Sears, what sort of tools were you seeking?

This is Shawn O'Donnell, a man who spent four years in New Hope, a part of the Exodus International "ex-gay" ministry: Yea, this writer? Very gay. Like GAY gay. Never have I truly doubted and never have I tried to...

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05/21/2007

Video: Why must 'ex-gays' recruit?

Do you remember a few weeks back when we showed you a video of a couple standing in front of school bus presenting the idea that "gays can change" as if it were an undeniable fact (despite the actual fact...

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04/26/2007

Video: Like shooting re-closeted fish in a still-gay barrel

This just in from the folks at This Just In...: And just for comparison's sake (and because the lunacy that is "beating a pillow with a tennis racket" never gets old): Parodiable, thy name is "ex-gay." New TV Spot Aims...

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04/05/2007

Going 'Beyond' the dangerous fallacy

We want to take a brief second to turn your attention to Beyond Ex-Gay, a new online community dedicated to those who have survived and/or are healing from their experiences with the dangerously misguided "ex-gay" movement. Featuring personal stories, poetry,...

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03/26/2007

Because when it comes to evaluating your child's truth, who the hell needs reasoned studies, scrutiny, or professional credits?

So Stephen Bennett, a man who has carved out a career as a professional "former homosexual," is now touting a new endeavor which he describes as "a worldwide support community for parents, family members, friends, and loved ones of homosexuals."...

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Video: 'Boston Legal' vs. Arkansas Judgement

In response to this... ...comes this (*warning: audio gets annoyingly loud in parts): Oh, that Gay Mafia™ and their clever reason, fancy intellect, and militant embrace of rational analysis. They're always using such strategies as: - Culling their knowledge of...

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03/21/2007

'Ex-gay': The kind of 'normalcy' that requires therapy, conferences, and internal battles

In a piece regarding the possibility that science may find a biological link to the homo-gay, Baptist Press quotes professional "ex-gay" Tim Wilikins (pic) as saying (highlighting our own): "...[F]or the sake of argument, let’s assume for the moment that...

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03/15/2007

Video: Those who try and 'Park' gay desire finally go 'South'

For those who didn't see last night's "ex-gay"-centric "South Park," here's a brief, "Comedy Central" sanctioned clip: Oh my. We laugh/ gasp in disbelief so as not to cry. Technorati Tags: ex-gay, puppy

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03/05/2007

Video: One gay, one 'ex-gay' -- both Canadian

From the CBC show "The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos": ::sigh:: Why is that someone who FULLY ADMITS to being sexually attracted to folks of the same gender can refer to his opposite-sex marriage as "happy," yet this writer -- who...

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02/26/2007

On 'ex-gays', the APA, and pressure

So once again, Focus on the Family's Family News in Focus is staunchly supporting the "ex-gay" notion and chastising those who oppose the dangerous movement. This time their support for the "gays can change" idea comes in light of the...

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