What the gay rights movement does is it makes the disease excusable. If Alcoholic were told by a certain segment of society that what they were doing was normal and healthy, many would have a lot more problem staying sober.
The lifestyle is so hard to escape from. Paulk was guilty of a minor indiscretion that was punished very firmly. Others just failed, and with the exception of Johnston have gone to the gay community which will be more than happy to use them as examples of failures. But there are also real successess out there.