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12 comments | Tuesday, December 09, 2008

"Homosexuality is spreading man. Everyone I know...besides the people in this room has either tried being with somebody of the same sex or is in a relationship or is curious. So the purpose of theses videos is to just expose the lies. Cause Satan is just taking homosexuality and just covering a whole generation. It's crazy! So ya'll please keep me in prayer"

These words were spoken during a testimony given by a woman from Los Angeles named Larrell who now claims to be "delivered" from homosexuality and proudly wears clothing identifying herself as an "Ex-Homosexual".

For the record I don't believe "ex-homosexuals" exist, celibate homosexuals yes, but "ex-homosexuals"...please.

I will refrain from dissecting Larrell's testimony(although I want to) because I want you guys to weigh in with your thoughts. But I will disclose the most troubling aspect for me of her testimony and others like hers.

Somewhere in America the parents of a gay child is watching this video and hanging on her every word.

Somewhere in America parents are doing more harm than good by trying to change who their child is as a result of this fallacy.

Somewhere in America a child is convinced that their is something demonic inside him that will ultimately separate him from God's love.

Somewhere in America another teenager is suicidal because he's worn an "Ex-Homosexual" shirt too only to find out it was a lie.

Sound dramatic? The numbers don't lie.


<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

She's blithely unaware of the fact that she isn't talking to God, she's talking to a specter of society's ignorance veiled in her own deep seeded insecurity.

that background music was the icing on the cake.

December 09, 2008 12:02 AM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

What a mess this world is in! I feel so tired inside each time I read something like this.

If a person feels that they were 'sick' and are now 'cured' of same-sex feelings, why can't they just go quietly about their business instead of spreading more confusion and pain and in the process harming others?

December 09, 2008 12:41 AM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

ok first of i am a new vistor and i like the site. second i agrre with you one hundred percent with teh fact that there is no such thing as a ex-homsexual... i think this woman has just learned to supress her feelings to the point where she feels thst God has delivered her from being homosexual.she keeps saying pray for her b/c she knows deep in her heart that she is still a gay woman. i hope she realizes the truth b/4 it is too late....

December 09, 2008 5:35 AM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

You know, I never under estimate the power of God. Through Him all things are possible.

However, I believe instead of being delivered, this woman has made a sacrifice of her sexual behavior to show her desire to be loved by God.

I don't believe that God is requesting this sacrifice, however just as monks and nuns choose not to participate in sexual behavior, God honors their sacrifice. Honors, not requires.

There is where I believe the danger is, the misguided testimony of "deliverance" vs "chosen sacrifice."

If she only knew that God loves her just as she is.

December 09, 2008 9:30 AM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

Homosexuality is a Sin. Just like lying and adultary and fornication. It is a sin and people do need to be delivered from it. This young lady is on the right track. God speed to her and her message.

December 09, 2008 9:47 AM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

The thing I hate most about the whole ex-gay thing is that people who try to change and fail are the ones blamed. "You didn't pray hard enough,"You didn't let go and let God," "You didn't believe enough."

How about entertaining the idea that God doesn't NEED to deliver people from homosexuality.

In my opinion the reason some folks pursue ex-gay therapy is usually to please people, not God. Or they attribute the unhappiness in their lives with being gay, and use that as a scapegoat.


December 09, 2008 10:09 AM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

Homosexuality isn't the problem. HOMOPHOBIA is the problem!

And notice how the only person who thinks being gay is a sin, posted anonymously. Hmmm...

December 09, 2008 12:26 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

I am honestly am conflicted regarding this issue. First, the literature indicates that ex-gay programs, whether secular or religious, are unsuccessful.

Second, what about ex-heterosexuals? We have all heard the stories of men and women who were married for 10, 20, 30 years just to leave their partner after discovering a same-sex attraction (and I am not referring to closeted homosexuals who masquerade as straight). In the same vein, couldn't someone, for whatever reason, live as a same-gender loving person only to later in life realize this is not who they really are? Particularly in situations of childhood sexual abuse which, if we are honest about it, could really mess with a child's head and cause confusion in a myriad of ways.

I'm not applauding this young woman. My heart actually goes out to her. But I do think it is imperative that we consider all the possibilities before coming to such concrete, and often times judgmental, conclusions.

December 09, 2008 12:50 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

People have a right to be whatever they want to be.

December 09, 2008 9:00 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

I should get some Ex-Ex- Homosexual T-Shirts printed to market to the members of her "movement" who won't be abl to continue lying to themselves.

December 10, 2008 5:06 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

There's a place where I never thought I would have been bruised, injured, maimed psychologically, hated,abused, misjudged as I have been 3 years ago: in my church. I read somewhere that the church is the only barracks where, when they bring in an injured soldier, they finish him. How true! I was close to depression, I got help from no one, and when I left no member asked me why I had left, maybe one. All this because of my homosexuality I didn't disclose to anyone and I tried to keep hidden and silent. I spent days crying silently in my bed, I opened my mouth to breathe because I was so anguished that I couldn't do it naturally. Who saw all that pain? No one except my GOD. As I'm writing those lines, tears keep on filling my eyes... after 3 years.

December 17, 2008 1:41 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

Sad..everyone talks about homosexuality being a sin but so is fornicating before you get married but complains about that...no sin is greater than the other...we should be uplifting one another not tearing each other down..

November 05, 2011 1:11 AM


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