John M. Becker

Peter LaBarbera to Michael Sam: Get 'Ex-Gay' Therapy

Filed By John M. Becker | July 10, 2014 10:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: conversion therapy, ex-gay myth, ex-gay therapy, Michael Sam, open letter, Peter LaBarbera, reparative therapy

"[S]ince "coming out" you are also modeling a lifestyle that the cost for those living it, has been unpublicized but appalling--as it has for society. The troubling fact is minorities are suffering most and in growing numbers...

"Believe it or not, no one is born 'gay'; molestation, emotional deprivation, parental or peer rejection, or other traumatic factors can foster same-sex attraction-but many men and women have managed it, diminished it, or eliminated it altogether. [See these heartwarming ex-'gay' testimonies.] Many accomplished this through Reparative Therapy [sic] and counseling, despite the relentless, unwarranted condemnation of and campaign against both by self-serving 'gay' activists.

"What we hope for from you, Michael, is that you don't make your feelings, well-publicized as they have been, your claim to fame. Your achievements on the football field will earn you a legacy you can be proud of; your 'coming out' as one celebrating homosexuality as normative can earn you only regret, as well as notoriety among millions of us."

-- International anti-LGBT activist and hate group leader Peter LaBarbera, in a publicity stunt very serious open letter to gay NFL football player Michael Sam.

h/t: Towleroad.

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