Video Clips About the Ex-Gay Movement

Why does someone go ex-gay? The video clip below helps uncover the external pressures that drive someone into the arms of Exodus programs. Anti-gay messages layered over and over as we grow up, messages from churches, parents, religious leaders, and society created an inner conflict that many of us sought to resolve through gay reparative therapy and ministry. Hat tip to David Roberts at Ex-Gay Watch

And from the Australian Broadcasting company here is a 22 minute clip from a TV program that visited the Ex-Gay Movement in the US.

Hear Mike Haley talk about the male and female packets they sell at Love Won Out. See Richard Cohen at the family dinner table right after he whacked the snot out of someone’s past family trauma. Witness John Smid playing with his poodle.

Wayne Besen, former Love in Action client Lance Carrol and Soulforce’s Mel White counter the ex-gay claims. Oh and gay cowboys!

You can view a transcript of the program here.

This post has 2 Comments

  1. Scott on October 9, 2006 at 6:35 pm

    Thanks for these video clips. It’s strange to see Mike and John, and I haven’t seen them since I departed LIA in 1994.

    Hope all is well,


  2. Willie Hewes on October 16, 2006 at 6:20 pm

    That is probably the most expressive stick figure I have ever seen. 🙁

    I’m catching up on the multimedia side of your blog P, watch out for comment madness.

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