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‘Curing’ gays

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Posted: Thursday, August 22, 2013 10:30 am

Dear Editor:

The recent wiltingly depressing heat-wave was eased somewhat with a little comedic relief offered up on Tuesday, July 30. An event took place in Washington. Despite being rejected and deemed dangerous by all major physiological organizations, it involved a march on Washington’s Supreme Court by the “scores” of ex-gays advocating the “curing” of gays of their gayness. We were about to be bowled over by this grand demonstration validating their “medicament.”

The major conservative sponsors were “American Family Radio” and the celebrants of “Ex-Gay Pride Month” who confidentially predicted that, “Thousands of ex-gays are descending on Washington” to display the validity, success and strength of their movement. Fewer than 10 showed up; so much for the “Pray Gay Away” faction.

Encouraging also, after 37 years, Exodus International, an organization whose mission was to “help” gay Christians become straight, is not only shutting down but offering an apology. The board of directors voted to begin a new and separate ministry called “Reduce Fear.” They say it is founded in John 13:34: “A new commandment I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.”

One must ask, why does it take so damned long for these professed God lovers to see what Jesus was all about, rather than being among of the most prejudiced, selfish and self righteous of people. Somehow labeling themselves, “Christian” seems to absolve them of doing unto others as they would have done unto themselves.

Nicholas Zizelis
Bayside and Amagansett, LI

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