How excellent that we get to hear more and more from lesbian ex-gay survivors. Darlene Bogle was not only a “former lesbian” but also served as an ex-gay leader with Exodus. She recently submitted her survivor narrative, (My Exodus from Exodus) and two articles to BeyondExGay.com. In the article Healing from the Broken Truth, Darlene writes:
I had been part of the Gay community for many years, but with my connections to ex-gay ministry, extensive prayer healing sessions, and a strong will to not be rejected by the God who loved me and gave Himself for me on the cross; I thought I was free from homosexual desire. That was the truth I spoke out on national television and wrote about in articles and several books. I proclaimed that truth, and shared that pathway to every caller, offering hope for them to share in the promised land of freedom.
There was only one problem. Many of the calls were repeat calls from gays and lesbians who followed the prescription to sexual freedom and were still stuck in the land of broken truth. They wanted to be free from same sex attraction, and had read their Bibles faithfully, but they still had the desires. The dreaded question always came into the conversation.
You can read more here.
As I mentioned in a previous post, my partner in justice, Christine Bakke, appears in the May Glamour magazine, on new stands now. The full text is actually over at Glamour’s site. On Monday they will have an on-line “chat” with Christine. Anyone can sign-up for free and get involved in the conversation. Go for it. I know Christine would love to hear from you.
So where are the other lesbian survivors??? Your stories are so valuable and essential for the discussion. Visit bXg and see about submitting your narrative or an article.