Ed Team

This Little Boy Wasn't a Science Experiment

Filed By Ed Team | June 08, 2011 7:30 AM | comments

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Tags: ex-gay ministries, George Rekers, Kirk Murphy, Maris Murphy

"I want people to remember that this was a little boy who deserved protection, respect and unconditional love. I don't want him to be remembered as a science experiment. He was a person."

-- Maris Murphy, sister of Kirk Murphy, who was one of George "Rentboy" Rekers often touted "success" stories for changing a young boy from being effeminate (read: gay) to masculine (straight). Kirk later died of suicide.

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I saw this last night (the first segment at least) and I must say that it was very moving for me.

I too played a bit with dolls and spent a lot of time reading a series called "The Babysitters Club" as a kid, so I could relate very well with Kirk.