When a person stands in front of a congregation and proclaims,
God saved me from homosexuality!
The congregation assumes that the person no longer has any same-sex attractions, has been transformed, the old is gone behold all things have been made new.
But what the person is almost always really saying is,
I no longer identify as gay or engage in same-gender sexual activities, and if I do, I immediately repent and get back on that ex-gay pony
And in order for us to survive in our anti-gay churches, we had to resort to this sort of deception.