Skip to comments.Homophobic Christian pretends to be gay for a year, writes book about experiment
Posted on 06/19/2012 8:09:51 PM PDT by presidio9
A self-described homophobic Christian posed as a gay man for an entire year, even coming out to family and friends in the process, all to reform his beliefs.
[I wanted] to see if there was any justification in the fear I had, Timothy Kurek, of Nashville, told MSNBC.
Kurek, 26, who says his religious upbringing taught him that homosexuality was a sin, launched the experiment in January 2009 after a close female friend broke down in tears and admitted she was gay.
She had just come out to her family and been brutally disowned, Kurek said. She had been excommunicated from her entire life and two words changed it all. Two simple words. Im gay.
His friends plight caused Kurek to question his faith, and so he began his journey as a fictitious homosexual, beginning by telling his family members he was gay.
My family was very supportive initially, he told MSNBC. They treated me with the love and respect I expected. I dont think they quite knew how to react to having a gay family member, but, you know, that was the religious barrier there that we are all kind of captive to.
Kurek began to spend less time with his religious circles and hang out in Nashvilles gayborhood, mingling with the LGBT community at bars, coffee shops and bookstores.
All the while, he was writing a book about his experience, to be released in October. Kurek is currently running a campaign to raise money through pre-sales of the untitled book, at Indiegogo.com.
He told the Daily News the book will include details about how he interacted with the LGBT community, whether anyone could sense he was actually straight, and what his parents said when he admitted to them that he wasn't really gay, and that his "coming out" was only an experiment.
Kurek admits his less-than-authentic journey cannot match that of an honestly gay man.
I will be the first one to say that my experience is severely limited, he told MSNBC. There is no way I could possibly understand what its like to be actually gay.
And the book itself is not at all about what it is like to be gay, but only about how the label of gay impacted my external life and how those things kind of altered my faith and challenged my beliefs.
Timothy Kurek posed as a gay man for an entire year for research for his upcoming novel.
Kurek said he changed his lifestyle by hanging out at bars and coffee shops in Nashville's 'gayborhood.'
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/homophobic-christian-pretends-gay-a-year-writes-book-experiment-article-1.1096307#ixzz1yIcXWOpf
Homophobic or homonaseous?...there is a difference.
He’s afraid of mankind?
Sodom and Gomorrah is a pretty stark demonstration of how God views the practice.
I don’t think so. Just a liberal kool-aid drinker.
In the words of Rodney Carrington, “One might try a new flavor of ice cream, but no one just tries d@$&!”
“Meidareal” like real only all screwed up.
ain’t buying it
he came out, wishes he hadn’t and is now saying he isn’t gay
Next he should try to pose as a Christian and see what happens when he refuses to attend a course in “diversity” at work!
Yeah, he “pretended.”
Just because you beleive that homosexuality is the sin that it is in no way translates to an irrational fear of homosexuals.
This sound to me like, I was taught that stealing is a sin, then I hung out with a bunch of thieves and found out they’re human beings too
Wow, from your lense to my ears to my lense! Didn’t see until I read.
Right, and the undercover vice cop never did a line.
“Homo (who claims to be ‘Christian’) ‘infiltrates’ the homo ‘community’ to report that he’s OK with the homos.”
The mere use of that word indicates someone with an agenda.