From the man who brought us Charlene Cothran's highly publicized "coming out" as a new heterosexual we have more ridiculousness from Pat Robertson's Christian Broadcasting Network.
In an effort to no doubt fan the flames of homophobia in the black church and spread false information, Robertson has found his latest gay to hetero success story in Brenda Burton.
Burton's story is filled with the usual discredited stereotypes about the origin of homosexuality in an effort to prove to CBN's audience that sexual orientation is indeed a choice or at the very least a by product of one's environment.
“At the age of three, I was molested by my female cousin,” Brenda said. “I was molested in college. I was raped in college. And I didn’t love me. I had vowed that I would never let a man touch me, that I would never open my heart to a man.”
She developed a tough personality and began to dress and act like a man.
“I used to go out there and I learned how to work on a car. Everything that boys would do, that’s what I wanted to do,” Brenda said. “I didn’t want to clean up. I didn’t learn makeup. I didn’t learn how to put makeup on. I didn’t know.”
In her early 20’s, Brenda began to desire women.
“I used to love women. I used to lust after them everyday, all day,” she said. “And I was like, ‘I was born this way.’”
The ridiculous reasons given by Burton for engaging in the "gay lifestyle"(whatever that means) would be funny if it weren't for the number of people who believe that homosexuality derives from an overbearing mother, abusive father, or childhood molestation. I also can't help but notice how Robertson always conveniently finds people of color to share their "testimony" of conversion. Incidental? I think not.
Watch Brenda Burton tell her story in the video here. Prepare to protect your keyboard.