Alex Blaze

Wash Away the Gay

Filed By Alex Blaze | March 14, 2011 6:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Fundie Watch, Living, Marriage Equality
Tags: bath, Christian beliefs, ex-gay, Florida, homophobic behavior

Oh, this stuff is still going on. This is the latest from a Florida ex-gay ministry that's making powerful promises, specifically that a bath can wash away the gay if done correctly (I'm gonna wash that man right outta my hair... oops):

It's 2011, and we have same-sex marriage in all these states and a president who did an It Gets Better video and major films about gay people and corporations that are afraid to seem homophobic... and ex-gay ministries.

Plus ça change, and all that jazz.

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Annette Gross Annette Gross | March 14, 2011 8:00 PM

I find this video so offensive. First, it practically equates homosexuality with atheism. Second, as you said, it makes people think that all you have to do to "get rid of homosexuality" is to take the baptismal bath. I want to see where this guy will be 10 years from now. Trying to seduce men in bathrooms or in the park at night? You know darn well he's gay and it won't go away, no matter how much he scrubs himself!

Hey! What's wrong with a late night romp through a park looking for "love" or occasionally "charging your battery" with a t-room quickie? Some of us love that stuff and are unrepentant about it! ;)

OK now let's accept what Carlos says. He says he fell in love with Jesus. Last time I checked Jesus was a Jewish male. That makes Carlos a gay man does it not?

LOL! You read my mind, Deena!

Paige Listerud | March 15, 2011 2:45 PM

I noticed that, too, Deena. So often does the religious right paint spirituality as radically divorced from sexuality that they can't see their own Freudian slips.

I'm no stranger to the spiritual high but I concerned for Carlos when it wears off and he still finds guys attractive. Will that lead to a breakdown and possible suicide attempt? Let's hope Jesus is on hand once again to help him find himself and pick up the pieces.

The guy looks like a walking Dingleberry farm. Next time he climbs into a "friend's" bathtub he oughta use some comet and a scrubbing brush!

Note: He thinks he found Jesus because, when he walks around with those things clanging around down there, it sounds like "The bells of Saint Mary"!

It kills me that he said, "Jesus fix me," but according to scripture God is perfect so he wouldn't make something broken to start with. I'm just imagining the Big J replying, "Climb outta the damn tub & go do something worthwhile, you little snot. Stop bothering me with these petty issues." it's like asking him to change you from a blonde to a brunette.

Rick Sutton | March 15, 2011 11:17 AM

Careful, Bil. It's Lent. Pianos do fall from third-story windows. Just sayin'.

Deeana's point is funny and delicious food for thought!