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9 comments | Friday, February 06, 2009

I don't think this is the kind of change Obama had in mind, and it's sure as hell not the kind of change I voted for. FYI: The Obama Administration does not approve this message.

You may remember a post I wrote towards the end of 08 about an "ex-homosexual" named Larell from Los Angeles and her testimony of being "delivered" from homosexuality(i.e. google Donnie McClurkin for more background info). Larrell and her Los Angeles based cult...I mean "church" Passion for Christ Movement have taken to social networking sites like Myspace to spread their brand of deliverance from such "abominable" acts as man on man and woman on woman love through videos and merchandise.

The latest Ex-tee to hit the market is the "Ex-Masturbator" Tee. I shi* you not! And to think I was almost convinced years ago that my homosexuality was going to send me straight to hell. Please. I've had more sex by myself over the years...I know-TMI.

Make no mistake about it, these people believe in "praying the gay away" and with charismatic people like Donnie McClurkin, Charlene Cothran, and beautiful Larell spewing this nonsense from the pulpit and on t-shirts some black folks are going to eat their message up faster than they can take off their shirts and sneak into the nearest gay bar.

Towleroad reader Zeke came up with a few suggestions of his own for t-shirts.


and my favorite


Feel free to add your own "Ex" t-shirt slogans in the comment section.

h/t Towleroad


<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

Oh lord. It's 08:22 on my side and what a way to start my morning! I swear this world is getting ridiculous by the day. LOL

February 06, 2009 1:22 AM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

How about Ex-Ex Homosexual? Or Ex-Closet Church Queen? And if everyone were honest those ex-masturbator tees would sell out in one day lol.

February 06, 2009 1:42 AM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

Why, Darian?

I find the tee-shirts distasteful and I don't agree with their shirts. When it comes to their message of hope, deliverance, salvation or healing, I CANNOT dispute that God can't bring someone out of homosexuality. However, why must the gay community always react to what they do? Why must the gay community be the "effect" and always have to fight and respond? Let God deal with this...we all are given choices to make and do as we want to. God will judge in the end. You don't have to go out and make tee-shirts to counter their campaign, that is too much.

February 06, 2009 10:11 AM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

Please. I wouldn't waste my time or the t-shirts on these people nor did I suggest a counter protest. But please feel free to speak up instead of being passive when your life is being demeaned.

February 06, 2009 12:21 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

This makes me sick... right down to my gotdamn stomach. These t-shirts are repulsive and offensive to me in so many ways that I can't even begin to fathom. I understand exactly how you feel about this. Now one thing is that I do believe God can deliver people from certain things... but it is God's discretion, something not to be imposed upon by man. As far as I'm concerned, NO ONE can deter me from the love that lies in the depths of my heart.

(sigh...) If I ever see anyone in my presence wearing any one of these shirts and think that they can speak to me, I will cuss them out and tell them to get the fuck out of my gotdamn face. That shit makes me angry.

February 08, 2009 8:06 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

Side Note: btw... I like your blog. =) Lots of love.

February 08, 2009 8:07 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

That's the thing Darian...I don't feel demeaned though. (maybe something wrong with me? I don't feel angry or anything) I respect peoples right to their choice of belief and expression. I think the shirts are just distasteful in the sense they are trying to please God by furthering the message of hope. It sends a bad message in the marketing mix.

February 09, 2009 12:05 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

I respect peoples right to their choice of belief and expression.

Anonymous - I think that most gay people respect the right of others to hold the beliefs they do. It's just that many of the people who wear these shirts seem to think that their rights are inherently more valid and important than ours. That's what annoys me. When their belief in a book of stories (The Bible - until any of it is proved, that's what it is)starts to interrupt my life as a law abiding citizen, then it's not enough to ignore; you need to stand up, make some noise and defend yourself.

We've seen too many times what happens when one group of people think that they are right and others are wrong. 1930's Germany was an extreme example of how distrust and dislike left effectively unchallenged can turn into something truly hideous.

February 09, 2009 6:40 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

I just simply will say that they have a right to wear what they want on their shirts just like we have the right to wear what is on ours. I may not agree with yours and you may not agree with mine but that is ok as long as we respect each other as individuals. Who knows, there may actually true ex-homosexuals out there. Who am I to say otherwise? Not to say, "I'm not skeptical". LOL

February 13, 2009 1:38 PM


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