You read these articles about gay men and lesbians who say they are Christians, they profess that they can be changed from "unwanted" urges. To me, that isn't reality. They are living falsely in a belief that they can "change". What they are doing is making their soul live a closeted existance. And if you can live with a free soul, you can't live a fulfilling life. That's just the way I see it.
The statistics in the Ex-gay movement's success rate are not impressive at all. With such high profile scandales as Michael Johnson, an ex-gay leader who knowingly infected other men with HIV while pretending to live an ex-gay life, and John Paulk, who was photographed visiting a gay bar in Washington DC in 2000, are two of many examples of the failures of the so-called movement.
Ssome theologians profess that it is sometimes possilbe to live a life of chastity. But this is encouraging to read an opinion from a Catholic priest, quoted as saying, "It may not be God's desire that every single person be relieved of these "temptations"." I never asked to be relieved of that temptation, to love a man openly and deeply. So there!
I think these so called ex-gays want a group hug from straights, plain and simple. Somehow they have gotten hurt in a gay relationship, haven't we all, and are sulking and grasping at straws. But this does way more harm than good to pretend to be someone that you aren't, living the lie.
The so called "saviors" will stoop at nothing to say that you will die of AIDS, will do drugs and have all kinds of illicit sex if you don't change. Hogwash. How can anyone be so gulliable to believe such lies and misrepresentations?
I know you guys have opinions about this. I don't want to sound as if I am preaching from my soapbox, but I would like to read your opinions. Since you guys are really happy and well adjusted gay men, in my opinion, I would really respect your opinions and welcome you to share them with the rest of us.
It goes without saying that we are who we are. I can't change my ways and I won't. Big Hairy Muscle Hugs and Peace.