AmericaBlog has a post about a CNN story on therapists trying to convert gays to being ex-gay. I can’t get the video to work, but the description is hilarious:
1. Where the gay guy in “therapy” says that the reason he turned gay is that he had “emotional incest” with his mom. Uh huh.
2. The wacky “ex-gay ‘therapist'” showing that one way to cure yourself is to take a tennis racket and beat the crap out of a pillow while screaming your mother’s name (it’s totally freaky). This will help you release “hidden memories in your muscles.” Yes, your muscles store memories that make you gay. And don’t forget, this “therapist” is pretty much the top guy in this “field.” He’s one of their “best.”…
If you read the ex-gay literature, their OWN literature, and I’ve read most of it doing research, they tell you outright that you will NOT become heterosexual from these treatments. You very likely won’t even be really sexually attracted to women, and you most certainly won’t stop being attracted to men 100%. The goal isn’t to become heterosexual, it’s to become closer to Jesus. Seriously, that’s what they say.
But if being gay is just a “choice”, why don’t these guys just “choose” not to be gay? I don’t see why hitting a pillow should be required.