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Posted on 01/30/2004 10:15:52 AM PST by chance33_98
Former Homosexual Testifies for U.S. Congress
1/30/04 12:29:00 PM
To: National Desk
Contact: Regina Griggs of Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays, 703-360-2225 or firstname.lastname@example.org, Web: http://www.pfox.org
WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays (PFOX) congratulates Mike Haley, a former homosexual and Manager of Gender Issues at Focus on the Family (Focus), on his testimony before a congressional subcommittee addressing faith-based organizations. Haley coordinates Love Won Out conferences, which present information on the causes and prevention of homosexuality and are sponsored by Focus, a non- profit Christian organization. Love Won Out travels to the nation's largest cities speaking with a life-changing message to tens of thousands of people. PFOX is a national grassroots organization that supports families affected by homosexuality and advocates for equal rights for the ex-gay community.
The House of Representative's Government Reform Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy, and Human Resources held a hearing on January 23 to determine what qualities and practices make faith-based organizations effective and unique providers of social services. Although Focus does not accept federal funds, Mike Haley explained to the subcommittee that he offers a unique insight into the causes and recovery of the homosexual condition because he lived as a gay activist for 12 years.
"As the mother of a son in the homosexual lifestyle, I am pleased to see that testimony on sexual orientation from an ex-gay perspective is being presented to Congress," said Regina Griggs, PFOX Executive Director. "Our PFOX family members support the right of homosexuals to choose change. This choice must be respected by everyone. The irrational phobia against those who have overcome unwanted same sex attractions perpetuates misunderstanding and harm against the ex-gay community. It also demonstrates a disregard for diversity and a refusal to respect a basic human right to dignity and self-determination."
Gender-affirming therapy is advocated by the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality, a scientific organization of medical professionals who practice sexual reorientation therapy. Dr. Raymond Fowler, CEO of the American Psychological Association (APA) and Dr. Ronald Perloff, prior APA president, agree that gender-affirming therapy should be available to those who wish to explore developing heterosexual feelings or behavior as part of every client's right to self- determination. A Columbia University study of former homosexuals by Dr. Robert Spitzer showed that same-sex attractions may be overcome. Ironically, Dr. Spitzer is the psychiatrist who initiated the removal of homosexuality from the psychiatric diagnostic manual in 1973.
Explained Griggs, "Other groups insist that parents love their children only on the condition that parents affirm the child's homosexual lifestyle. PFOX believes that parents should love their children unconditionally and without any stipulations. We must respect the dignity of all people, gay or ex-gay."
... this woman. <|:)~
I was at a large family wedding a few years ago. One of my wife's cousins is openly gay. He was at the wedding with his boyfriend, who is flamingly gay. A heterosexual friend of the groom had far too much to drink, and was hitting on anything and everything that moved, including my 80 year old mother-in-law (I am not making this up!) Shortly after the old lady chased him away, he ended up outside with the gay cousin, swapping spit, much to the disgust of the flaming boyfriend.
Several of us noted that we'd all been drunk enough, from time to time, to take home a girl that was coyote ugly. But none of us had ever, ever, remotely had the notion to take home an ugly guy. Or, even a good-looking guy. The expression, "He drank himself gay" has been added to our family lore. This doesn't answer your question, but I thought it might be a fun story to share.
Add that to the reasons for not drinking.
The expression, "He drank himself gay" has been added to our family lore.ROFL!!! An instant classic!
LOL! An hour, anyway.
LOL! What are the other reasons? :)
Seriously--I don't even remember this guy's name. Any time someone wants to talk about him they just say, "You know--the guy who drank himself gay."
I never believed the "born gay" psychobabble in the first place.
Like you and other normal people, getting drunk never lessened my heterosexuality. Your wife's cousin was probably already a butt-pirate, no matter how much he drank.
The same way someone with mental illness gets better, about a third of the time
Back in high school, I had an aggressively heterosexual female friend who would kiss women if she was drunk enough.
Like someone once said: "You're not a lesbian if you did it once with your best friend after eight martinis in the Bahamas."
Heterosexual or not, I'd say that guy has (or had) an attraction to men. The previous poster was right...I doubt anyone could "drink" themselves gay.
Someone else once said (about men):"You can date a thousand different women and have sex with all of them. But, suck one c**k, and you're just another [fill in whatever derogatory term for a male homosexual is currently in vogue].
You are absolutely correct! Of course, as drunk as this guy was, he was ready to dip his wick into a woodpile, on the off chance he'd luck out and find a snake.
That's what one of my friends said. "A guy cannot be 'experimenting' or 'bisexual.' Once he has sex with another guy, he's proven gay."
I would never consider sleeping with another man, but I don't know that I agree with her. I knew some, to say the least, *very* confused young men in the course of my high school career, and I don't think any of them had a blinking CLUE who they were or where they were headed. (Actually, judging by what some of them did after we graduated, I'm still not sure they have a clue.)
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