Braian Rainey over at Deror writes of parents who force their children to attend “ex-gay” programs, like Love in Action / Refuge (LIA/R),
Some parents say they just want what’s “best” for their child when they put them through ex-gay programs. I don’t think so. I think it’s more about the parent’s sense of security, which they get from a rules-based, uncritical religious world-view. In order for the parents to hold on to this black and white world-view–that admittedly provides easy, simplistic answers in a tough, complex world–unfortunately, their child has to be sacrificed.
Hat tip to Mike Airhart at Ex-Gay Watch