Skip to comments.My Ex-Gay Friend
Posted on 06/19/2011 7:01:10 AM PDT by Pride_of_the_Bluegrass
One Saturday afternoon last winter, I drove north on Route 85 through the rolling rangeland of southeastern Wyoming. I was headed to a small town north of Cheyenne to see an old friend and colleague named Michael Glatze. We worked together 12 years ago at XY, a San Francisco-based national magazine for young gay men, back when we were young gay men ourselves.
Though only a year removed from Dartmouth when he arrived at XY, Michael had seemingly read every gay book ever written. While I was busy trying to secure a boyfriend, he was busy contemplating queer theory, marching in gay rights rallies and urging young people to celebrate (not just accept) their same-sex attractions. Michael was devoted to helping gay youth, and he was particularly affected by the letters the magazine received regularly from teenagers who were rejected by their religious families. Christian fundamentalists should burn in hell! he told me once, slamming his fist on his desk. I had never met anyone so sure of himself.
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Heh... another easy one in the can for the Almighty God. With Him of course, all things are possible. ;)
It’s free to register at the NYT and only takes a minute. The synopsis is that he found God and the truth that God is love not another man. He has moved to Wyoming and is pursuing a life of faith although he is still struggling to find a church that supports his views. It’s basically the story of the prodigal son.
“In a WorldNetDaily article, Michael wrote about why he believes he mistakenly took on a gay identity: When I was about 13 I decided I must be gay because I was unable to handle my own masculinity. He went on to blame his father for that, which is consistent with the ex-gay narrative that same-sex attraction among boys is often a result of a deficit of masculinity, usually caused by a fissure in the father-son bond.”
The breakdown of the traditional family is so tragic for children, yet “gay activists” continue to promote it. This is an amazing story and really pulls the layers off of homosexuality.
I’m not experiencing that. Clicked it and got the NYT article on the first try.
The article is about a gay activist going straight.
My mistake. I failed to notice who you replied to.
I found some insight at reading the article. The gays bandy about that phony “homophobia” label because that’s how they rationalize their own nagging misgivings about their deviance.
“tall, lean, blond, BOYISHLY handsome”
There you have the essence of this creep’s sexual demons.
“My old friend, it seems, has picked the perfect place to go straight.”
Wyoming makes more sense than SanFran.
Good read but yeah, I got the impression that Michael could not stay in the SF area due to his same sex attractions, if he wants to try to be straight now.
There’s a lady in Atlanta, with a similar story. She started a gay magazine early in life and then was saved. Now the magazine is devoted to ministering to gays. I don’t remember the name of the mag but the website now tells her story. Truly uplifting.
Has anyone ever met a Gay person that hadn’t gone through some horrific life trauma as a child? Ever single gay person I know has confessed to me they were molested or abused as a child.
"unapologetically pursued what the writer Paul Monette called the uniquely gay experience of 'flagrant joy.' But unlike some of our friends who rode the flagrant joy train all the way to rehab, Michael and Ben rarely seemed out of control."
Now, think about how different that is from heterosexuality in the first place. How many times do we look at a heterosexual and say, "that guy's in rehab because he liked dating women too much and couldn't handle it?"
Homosexual activists will claim that the prevalence to addiction and other psych problems are the result of persecution or lack of acceptance, but I'll believe that when they show me data that proves gay guys living in the heart of the Castro are just as stable as heteros living in the 'burbs or Wyoming.
Great story. Glad to hear Michael Glatze is doing well.
Arghh! That’s frustrating. Everybody else clicks on and gets the article...me, it asks to log in, lol. Must be because I they can detect my computer address as Knoxville, TN. They KNOW how backward we East Tennesseans are, lollll!
This throws water on their dogma that they are born that way. If one can be delivered from homosexuality, then that should tell the propagandists that they aren’t born that way.
That's Charlene Cothran with Venus Magazine, which is yet another great ex-gay story: http://www.venusmagazine.org/
I think Cothran is in Florida.