Video Highlights from the Montel Williams Show

A friend of mine captured video clips from the March 15, 2007 Montel Show episode, Homosexuality: Is there a Cure?

You can read a little bit about what did not air here.

Also available on Google Video.

And here is video of my portion of the program.

I think the highlight of the taping of the show was meeting Leslie Chambers briefly backstage. She is a strong communicator and I wish she had been given more time to speak.

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  1. Noa Resare on March 17, 2007 at 8:07 pm

    Chambers describing the problems in the beginning of his marriage: “it had nothing to do with heterosexuality”. Is that what you call a freudian slip?

  2. PW on March 18, 2007 at 12:06 am

    I tell you what I saw on the show: I didn’t see a tired, puffy-eyed nervous wreck, instead I saw a man of courage telling his story with heartfelt honesty. A man willing to be vulnerable about something deeply and profoundly personal. Well done.

  3. Joe Brummer on March 18, 2007 at 1:08 am

    It puzzles me how the Exodus line is that “Change is Possible” and then watch Alan. I don’t get it.

    I wish more people could hear your story!

  4. Jerry Maneker on March 18, 2007 at 2:21 am

    Peterson: It’s so important for the Alan Chambers and Albert Mohlers of the world to have a public forum where they are confronted with the underpinnings of their twisted, distorted, often sanctimonious, rhetoric and actions that have caused untold suffering to so many people! By you doing what you do, and do so well, you are helping those who in any way seek to deprive LGBT people of civil rights and dignity come to realize with whom they are aligning themselves; are helping to empower LGBT people to live authentic lives without the encumbrances of messages derived from others’ ignorance masked as “science,” and masked as “Christianity.” Great work!

  5. Daniel C on March 18, 2007 at 9:39 am

    I love your talk about gay lifestyle.
    I am currently so angry at some gay paper and even some academical “gay rights” people that talk all the time about one gay culture.
    The only problem is not the way you described gay lifestyle as something “depraved” (I couldn’t care less)
    Thing about the “gay life style” is that it is so upperclass white western male.
    There is no room there to think about something else there.

  6. KJ on March 19, 2007 at 8:28 pm


    You come across as fully authentic and transparent. How refreshing is it to wear no mask?

    When it comes to the “lifestyle” question, I like to use Ralph Blair’s division — Gospel lifetstyle and not. Very, very simple.

    Thanks for being our representative and calming Montel down!

  7. meeyauw on March 20, 2007 at 12:06 am

    You are a wonderful speaker. I can understand your anxiety about your appearance but you did an eloquent job. I found you through the Straight, Not Narrow blog. Your blog is excellent.

  8. Peterson Toscano on March 20, 2007 at 12:38 am

    Hey thanks for all the kind words and affirmation.

    daniel c, as always you make a good point. Of course since the vast majority of people watching the Montel Show are straight, I think they needed to hear how I spoke about lifestyle. Of course when I am in a majority gay audience, I try to put something out there to get them thinking about their assumptions.

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