One woman claims Bible study made her straight in a video watched over 1. In the beginning of the video, she seems to be an LGBT advocate, speaking frankly about her relationships with women, including getting engaged to another woman when she was in nursing school. But as the video continues, Emily Thomes talks about attending Bible study classes that led to her renouncing her lesbian "lifestyle" because, as she says: "It's not gay to straight.
Please refresh the page and retry. The app, created by US Christian group Living Hope Ministries, advises young lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender teenagers and adults to become heterosexual through prayer and therapy. Activist group Truth Wins Out started a petition online earlier this month demanding that Google remove the app from its online store.
The episode, hosted by Lingprofiles several people as they seek to reconcile their homosexuality with their Christianity. Speaking for those who believe that Christianity and homosexuality are incompatible was Alan Chamberspresident of Exodus Internationalan ex-gay organization. Also interviewed were Janet Boynes, a woman who states she "walked away" from lesbianism eleven years earlier and who now runs her own ex-gay ministry, a man named Christian whom Janet has been counseling for the last four years and another man named Ethan, whom Ling met at an Exodus conference.
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To polarize a crowd, bring up sexual reorientation. Religious fundamentalists who believe homosexuality is a matter of choice consider it obvious that gay people can reverse their decisions. The opposite camp argues that gays are "born that way," and thus that sexual reorientation therapy is ineffective, as well as cruel and demoralizing.
Then came the physical torture: forcing his hands into ice while showing him pictures of men touching men, wrapping his hands in coils that heated up painfully when he saw images of men hugging, showing him gay porn and giving him electric shocks. Several suicide attempts later, Brinton, the son of Southern Baptist missionaries, realised he had only one viable option if he wanted to carry on living. Brinton doubts he will ever completely be free of the trauma.
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At the time, I was executive vice president for Orlando-based Exodus International, the largest umbrella group for sexual-orientation change efforts. Our goal was to use the app to lead LGBT people to our programs that purportedly helped to turn them into heterosexuals through the power of Jesus Christ. Eight years later, I am an out and proud gay man who is imploring Google to delete a similar conversion therapy app, by Living Hope Ministries, at its Google Play Store.