What Gay Conversion Therapy Is Really Like

  • Опубликовано: 9 ноя 2018
  • WARNING: This video contains language about sexual assault.
    The new movie "Boy Erased" tells the true story of Garrard Conley - the son of a Baptist pastor who, after being outed to his parents at 19, was sent to a two-week long "gay conversion therapy" program. Conley talked about what the experience was really like, and discussed his efforts to make the practice of conversion therapy on minors illegal. It is currently legal to practice conversion therapy on minors in 36 states. Conley was joined by his mother Martha, who experienced a change of heart while Garrard was in the conversion therapy program and removed him before it was complete. "Boy Erased" arrives in theaters on Friday November 9.
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    What Gay Conversion Therapy Is Really Like

Комментарии • 5 734

  • Stillo Chillino...
    Stillo Chillino... 6 часов назад

    oooh.....this is _bad_

  • PrincipalShark0
    PrincipalShark0 6 часов назад


  • Steven Dobbs
    Steven Dobbs 14 часов назад

    Homosexual is a sin no one told him to hate anyone these people are lying

  • Steven Dobbs
    Steven Dobbs 14 часов назад

    No it was bad for you these people are sick they need help its not acceptable to God.

  • Ben S.
    Ben S. 23 часа назад +1

    I’m a Christian (Presbyterian denomination). I am openly gay (and sadly still single). If people have a problem with my sexuality and start rehearsing bible verses I tell them to leave me alone and walk away.

  • Ben S.
    Ben S. 23 часа назад +1

    So hold on, if it bothers anyone else at all that John Smid was abusing all of the young bi/gay men in order to “cure them” which was doing nothing more than robbing the parents blind, only to end up being a gay man himself then give this a 👍 please.

  • Lou Dort
    Lou Dort День назад

    Who else laughed when she said 84% cure rate?

  • Calvin Gillespie
    Calvin Gillespie День назад

    I hate that this has more attention then a video where queers beat down Christian beliefs

  • Sydney O'Bier
    Sydney O'Bier День назад

    The only sin in this video is his mother wearing bright red lipstick with a dark burgundy dress lol

  • Eliza Beth
    Eliza Beth День назад

    I am taught exactly what this mom was taught. I want to know how would she reconcile the issue with her son in her heart and with her faith

  • Paul 638
    Paul 638 День назад

    Thanks for your honesty! Most churches are still incredibly closed minded concerning homosexuality. I am, however I do not agree and/or like much of the agenda. Concerning this many churches teach intolerance and hate instead of love.

  • Oh Snap!!!
    Oh Snap!!! 2 дня назад

    In 100 years people will talk about how horrible a thing Gay Conversion Therapy is. What I hope they understand is that most of us NOW know it's a horrific practice. It's just a bunch of gullible holy roller evangelists who still buy into this bullshit.

  • Henrique Rodrigues
    Henrique Rodrigues 2 дня назад

    Did it work?

  • Nelson Gonzales
    Nelson Gonzales 2 дня назад

    This is so disgusting, the “cure” used is fear, abuse, neglect, and humiliation. There is no way to cure someone from being gay, the people who end up being “cured” are just scared and hiding.

  • The Void
    The Void 2 дня назад

    *hOmOsExUaLiTy Is ThE rOoT oF aLl EvIl*

  • stephen dillon
    stephen dillon 2 дня назад

    So is everyone going to ignore how he was raped and the other guy raped a 14 year old boy. IS HE IN JAIL. WHY DIDNT U TELL THE POLICE. TF?????

    MEH MEH 2 дня назад +1

    I was Muslim now Im atheist and I’m chill with LGBTQ+ I think it’s not about accepting LGBTQ+ it’s about understanding it because once you understand something your mind will accept it. If that makes sense (:

  • anthony reyes
    anthony reyes 2 дня назад

    It is truly impressive how evil people can be. Conversion therapy is absolutely disgusting, how can people feel it's okay to make people hate themselves and force them to do things they're disgusted by or not interested in?

  • n word
    n word 2 дня назад

    Lmfao lol

  • Heather Spoon
    Heather Spoon 3 дня назад

    I can't imagine being taken to a camp and trying to be turned gay you cant help what your "down stairs" likes. No amount of shock therapy is going to get me excited over lady parts. I dont know why anyone would think conversion therapy works.

  • Well, hello there, fellow human!
    Well, hello there, fellow human! 3 дня назад

    I have a feeling that homophobics are scrolling through the comments looking for homophobic comments but are getting angry that there aren't any😂

  • Mike Huntervich
    Mike Huntervich 3 дня назад

    Needs more of that Omar Mateen therapy it also works in the middle east

  • Party Poison
    Party Poison 4 дня назад

    If gay people are going to hell then let's like, throw a party down there.

  • michael kenny
    michael kenny 4 дня назад

    Because conversion therapy obviously doesn't 'work' we need to just stop doing it -- ?

  • Tiger Rose
    Tiger Rose 4 дня назад


  • Niki B
    Niki B 4 дня назад

    it is painful when family potentially won't accept you. It is a pain that shouldn't exist in this world.

  • cøsmo
    cøsmo 4 дня назад

    I'm super late for this, but who cares:
    At some point in the bible, it is mentioned that when Jesus comes, he will say He never knew the people who claim to have done good things in His name. I find it heart-wrenching that none of these people ever stop to realise that using Christ as a weapon of hate makes them one of those people.
    It's kind of horrible that people are starting to see Christianity as a bad thing because of all this hate, but frankly, I don't really blame them.
    Nobody ever mentions that nowhere in the bible does it say that being gay is wrong. Instead, every second page mentions the deviance of hate.
    In the words of a very wise kid: God gave us a choice, and I choose to love.

  • Anna Mariposa
    Anna Mariposa 4 дня назад

    He was raped!!! Raped and nothing was done to the attacker????!!!

  • Michael Reid Perry
    Michael Reid Perry 4 дня назад

    Churches can be disordered and need therapy.

  • Scarlet Bringuenti Bennett
    Scarlet Bringuenti Bennett 5 дней назад

    This is heartbreaking

  • P R little B
    P R little B 5 дней назад

    My mother tried to convert me herself. Don't blame me for not talking to her anymore. She won't find out when I die. She won't find out when I get married. My partner will never meet my family. I don't wanna know when she dies. (She might very well be dead by now actually, I Don't Carrrrrrre.

    • Doris Uhlman
      Doris Uhlman 5 дней назад

      I'm sorry she tried to convert you, but I also wish you cared about your mother. As wrong as it is, she still is your mom

  • - p•i•p•p•a -
    - p•i•p•p•a - 5 дней назад

    I respect the mother a lot, she was brought up to believe something so of course she believed it. What’s important is she began to understand conversion therapy is in fact wrong and sexually doesn’t matter

  • James Finn
    James Finn 5 дней назад

    death to the homophobes scree

  • Ariana
    Ariana 5 дней назад

    Wow......BE GAY AND BE PROUD!🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈

    HOPELESS ENTERTAINMENT 5 дней назад +1

    Geez I hope my parents never know about me being drowned in rainbow colors. Especially since they are Hispanic Christians. Homophobes...
    They haven’t done anything wrong but I know that it’s just too much for them to handle. Times are a changing and they are hard to accept that.

  • Azul Andrea Escalante López
    Azul Andrea Escalante López 6 дней назад

    Omfg was that Troye Sivan

  • Melvin J. Hernandez
    Melvin J. Hernandez 6 дней назад

    What a great plot twist loo

  • IsaThe Otaku_Potato
    IsaThe Otaku_Potato 6 дней назад

    I have entered the right side of RU-clip

  • Christina Chuang
    Christina Chuang 6 дней назад

    What happened to Sarah though???

  • Isaiah Skidmore
    Isaiah Skidmore 6 дней назад

    Everyone I encourage you to watch this film. It is incredibly made and written and prepare some tissues as well

  • lσfι αятιѕт
    lσfι αятιѕт 7 дней назад +1

    I’m a Pansexual. Twist is though, I’m Christian, my mom and dad are supportive of the LGBT+ community, and hold nothing against it! BUT, my uncle on the other hand, is a helper at the church, and HATES the LGBT+ community, so, I’m not going to come out till a long time. But, I’m so glad this guys mom realized her mistakes, and saved him before it was too late.
    (Also, to the people using the Bible or something against the LGBT+ community, wasn’t one of the famous verses “Love thy neighbor” Or something, also, isn’t God/Jesus supposed to love everyone! Stop being a homophobe, and look at your bible more closely. It’s supposed to be used for healing and etc. Not to be used as a weapon against innocent people.)

  • Animetrash Trash
    Animetrash Trash 7 дней назад

    My grandma wants me too get my hormones checked

  • 2K Doctor
    2K Doctor 7 дней назад

    wtf is wrong with the mom, what an ass. It's not like he's transexual, I mean being gay is not that big of a deal.

  • Lynnë Røbinsôn
    Lynnë Røbinsôn 7 дней назад

    👀 And people think they’re born gay. But he clearly stated he was raped being touched can really mess up a persons mind to cause them to become CONFUSED.

  • Emma Pedersen (RIS 7Z)
    Emma Pedersen (RIS 7Z) 8 дней назад +1

    *The Mom:* "We believed exactly what the Bible said about homosexuality"
    *Me:* So NOTHING!!! The Bible said nothing!!!

  • Andrew Rannells is my mom
    Andrew Rannells is my mom 8 дней назад

    I’m reading the book right now and it’s a both heart breaking and wonderful experience

  • TheStigma
    TheStigma 9 дней назад

    I'd never even consider rejecting my child for this reason if I had one.
    I'd probably only feel guilt for him/her living though years of unnecessary insecurity before coming out. (it's never easy to talk to your children about these thins and it's almost anways too late). Thankfully I live in a society which is relatively acceptable of this compared to the US - even if there is still a ways to go.
    What the hell does it matter in the end? That you can't have a genetic descendant? That's not what love and family is about. If you can't love your children fully because they are adopted you're missing something as a human being.
    I just want to hug these people and tell them it's ok and there's nothing to be ashamed about. It's the shame and guilt that destroys people, not homosexuality. Exorcise that poison from your relationships as soon as possible.
    I say this as a heterosexual who never had any doubts about what I wanted. Just have some acceptance for people who are different from you for. That's not so much to ask.

  • Memeachu
    Memeachu 9 дней назад

    Wth West Coast

  • Christophe Abiel
    Christophe Abiel 9 дней назад

    Lose everything and have your life destroyed and wait to die. --Trash (American Hatred will always prevail.)

  • Rikidiki Now
    Rikidiki Now 9 дней назад

    People should be able to have their own opinion no matter what. If that opinion is hating lgbtq people then thats fine. You shouldn't try and change that.

    • Rikidiki Now
      Rikidiki Now 4 дня назад

      +Hemmo 1996 Thank you for understanding what i meant

    • Hemmo 1996
      Hemmo 1996 4 дня назад

      Rikidiki Now
      A better way to put it is that “if you have an opinion that could hurt others then it’s better to keep it to yourself” but you shouldn’t have to change your opinions for others.

    • James Aaron
      James Aaron 6 дней назад

      @Rikidiki Now
      "Well its hard to change somebodys views on shit."
      Not impossible, though, so worth trying every time. As I implied, if opinions hadn't changed over time, we'd be in a hell of a lot worse situation than we are currently in.

    • Rikidiki Now
      Rikidiki Now 6 дней назад

      +James Aaron Well its hard to change somebodys views on shit.

  • Aubrey Pace
    Aubrey Pace 9 дней назад +1

    People keep telling me that it says in the Bible that being gay is wrong
    I read the whole bible through and could not find where it said that
    And even if it said that I still wouldn’t call it wrong
    People should be allowed to love who they want to love
    And it bothers me that people get so upset about people being lgbtq when it is really none of their business
    LOVE WINS🖤💜❤️🧡💛💚💙🏳️‍🌈

  • swiggy boy
    swiggy boy 10 дней назад

    My birthday is in 55 days. I'm gonna come out to mom as bisexual.

  • laya Storm
    laya Storm 10 дней назад

    Holy shit wtf

  • Space Cat!
    Space Cat! 11 дней назад

    This interview is much better than the movie.

  • Read Sparks
    Read Sparks 11 дней назад +1

    Wait Memphis I live here

  • Destiny Ellison
    Destiny Ellison 11 дней назад +3

    Yes because putting a bunch of LGBTQ+ children in a room and making them say they hate their parents is totally gonna fix them! Like who came up with that idea? You can’t fix a sexuality...

  • Sumida Ryogoku
    Sumida Ryogoku 11 дней назад

    Im so glad that my parents and family are super chill about me being gay.

  • Fernando Valles
    Fernando Valles 11 дней назад

    why is being gay such a big deal... people that hate make no sense and people that are make just as big a deal. Do we really need pride parades still? They are such a dated concept. Now it seems like fragile people that need a reason to feel good about themselves and their lifestyle choices.

  • CrystalEarth
    CrystalEarth 12 дней назад

    :D hAha i can tell you how it is - they switch the place your gay father and your lesbian mothers places :D hahahahah what a bunch of nonhumans

  • G G
    G G 12 дней назад

    We are all equal in the Lords eyes.

    • James Aaron
      James Aaron 11 дней назад

      Appreciate the sentiment, but actual equality needs to be separated from religious concepts. Anybody can make Lord-claims and nobody will ever have anything to show for them.

  • ADudeWithALife 456
    ADudeWithALife 456 13 дней назад

    Ladies and gentlemen, we didn't get him.

  • problematic loner
    problematic loner 13 дней назад +2

    2019: the future
    Gay conversion is still alive and active

  • human rat
    human rat 14 дней назад +4

    i’ve never understood “gay conversion.” i mean first of all, love isn’t a choice. second of all, why would they put a bunch of gay men in a room with other gay men?

  • Digital Cyclone
    Digital Cyclone 14 дней назад +3

    trying to convert gay people into straight people is like trying to convert black people into looking white.

  • Ad Dom
    Ad Dom 14 дней назад

    it goes back to the bible and what it says about homsexuality end of story and if you dont believe in god loook at the back of the doollar bill

    • Ad Dom
      Ad Dom 9 дней назад

      +James Aaron just goes to show you your in denial. god told us this 1000s of years ago once your gay (been decieved) you will try and drag everyone else down with you, straight to hell. when you die where do you go? out of here to be judged , and you knew the rules at birth this is a test simulation but death is very real stay true to yourself and humble and follow your heart not your flash dersires

    • James Aaron
      James Aaron 13 дней назад

      "if you dont believe in god loook at the back of the doollar bill"
      That's just as meaningless as telling someone to read the Bible. Words don't mean anything if you have nothing to back up the foundational claim. And there is nothing. And the "In God We Trust" on the back fo the "doollar" bill was added by McCarthy only in the 1950s as a reactionary measure against Communism.

  • Freya Westergård
    Freya Westergård 14 дней назад

    Let's not mind other people's business when it's not harmful. Is it so difficult to understand fuckers?

  • Marisa Suangka
    Marisa Suangka 14 дней назад +1


  • Random Person
    Random Person 14 дней назад

    Some people believe that being gay is something you are born with and some even see gaiety as a disease, but from what I've found, it's a choice you make. Think about it; if you had feelings for someone of the opposite gender, isn't it your decision whether you act upon it or not? The same principle applies to having feelings for someone of the same gender. True, you don't decide whom you have those fluttery feelings around, but it's your choice whether you act upon them. Personally, I'm not one to date someone of the same gender, but if other people want to do it, that is their choice. I may not agree with that person's decision, but nonetheless, I will respect that decision.

    • 1 subscriber without any videos
      1 subscriber without any videos 14 дней назад +2

      Hey, this comment was pretty respectful, but you are wrong. Sexuality is not a choice. Neither is gender identity. It’s good that you respect their choices, but it is still hurtful to be told that your sexuality is a choice, and not just part of who you are. I myself am straight, but you should still respect the lgbt community by accepting their sexuality, not concluding it was a choice and unnatural.

  • Arka Siddique
    Arka Siddique 14 дней назад +1

    This is so gross the parents are so stupid

  • Tomislav Belak
    Tomislav Belak 14 дней назад +2

    Im so upset
    Thats too fucked up

  • CatMan
    CatMan 15 дней назад

    These church going people are nothing more than a bunch of brainwashed,contradictive hypocrites!

  • MannyVic Gaming
    MannyVic Gaming 15 дней назад

    "Religion poisons everything." - Christopher Hitchens
    I would like to know if the people still consider themselves "Christian."

  • i am the big gæ
    i am the big gæ 15 дней назад +7

    I just love how the mother isn't denying the terrible things she did and that she owned up to it. And showing us how she changed and how she became more accepting

  • Aris Arifin
    Aris Arifin 16 дней назад


  • Aris Arifin
    Aris Arifin 16 дней назад

    gay is wrong

  • Torry Jobe
    Torry Jobe 17 дней назад

    Another reason why I quit ALL religion and now just chill with nature.

  • Larry Mick
    Larry Mick 17 дней назад +1

    It's not gay---it's sodomy!A sexual mental dysfunction at best.The anus is a exit point, not a entry point.Perverted inner feelings do not supersede biological facts.You need not be religious to recognize sexual feculence.The government embracement and sanctioning of sexual deviancy is Evil.

  • Birch Animations
    Birch Animations 17 дней назад

    I'm so scared this will happen if I come out to other family members...

  • Birch Animations
    Birch Animations 17 дней назад

    I know this is serious... but I'm just focusing on how there's a person named Jared... **cough cough JARED KLEINMAN**

  • Audrey’s Animals
    Audrey’s Animals 18 дней назад

    **Whispers*: I’m an atheist...*

  • Mohammed
    Mohammed 18 дней назад

    This sad, as young gay Muslims guy I know the struggle...

  • Your friendly neighbourhood nobody
    Your friendly neighbourhood nobody 19 дней назад

    Y'all should become pagan. Mother earth doesn't hate us even though we treat her like shit.

  • chocoholic 476
    chocoholic 476 20 дней назад

    the Bible has ONE line on homosexuality! It has a lot more on mixed fabrics and eating shellfish. don't use your religion as an excuse to hurt people. White Christians love saying this to Muslims but how many of them actually follow their own advice?

  • Philip McNiel
    Philip McNiel 20 дней назад

    I just saw this, and it looks to me like many people nowadays (particularly in the South, but to some degree you can find this all over the country) confuse Christianity with the very Phariseeism that Jesus spoke out against.
    I say this even as a Bible-believing Christian who believes that God really did intend to forbid sex between two people of the same gender (though not without mercy toward those who are attracted to such things).
    When you look at a religion there are three things you should look at: Its beliefs, values, and priorities. Many people (believers and unbelievers) make the mistake of looking only at a faith's beliefs but not its values or priorities. This is unfortunate, because it's not enough to have the right beliefs if you have the wrong values or priorities (like that "conversion therapy" group, though they had some weird beliefs as well), nor it is enough to have some good values and priorities with wrong beliefs.
    For example, here are some of the core beliefs, values, and priorities of Christianity as I believe Jesus and his original followers would've understood them:
    Beliefs: Center around Law and Gospel. God has a moral Law that is separate from the civil laws made by human governments. This Law does three things: Curb evil ("thou shalt not murder," etc.), show us how sinful we are and how much we need God's mercy, and teach us to live righteously. The Gospel deals with the 2nd of those three uses of the Law by answering the questions, "What is that aforementioned mercy that we need, how does it exist, and how do we get it?" That's the part that deals with Jesus' atonement for our sins through His death and resurrection.
    Values: Informed by God's attributes of love and justice, Christians should love and value people (since God made them in His image and loves them) and righteousness since it is an essential declaration of God's character.
    Priorities: Gospel at the top of the list, Law immediately below the Gospel. Not that either of those are given a low priority, but read John chapter 8, the story where Jesus saves an adulterous woman from being stoned by saying, "If any of you has not sinned, let him cast the first stone." When Jesus gets around to talking to the woman herself, He says two things, and I want to draw your attention to the order in which He says them: "Neither do I condemn you; now go, and sin no more." God's mercy--lack of condemnation--comes first, and then the admonition to live righteously.
    This is one critical place where many "fundamentalist" churches go wrong: They prioritize the Law first and then the Gospel. Some even preach Law only, and figure they'll get around to the Gospel once they "win" the discussion about the Law! But this is *exactly* what the Pharisees of Jesus' time did--they got their values and priorities out of whack by prioritizing their religious system (good as it had been) higher than God's values, and certainly higher than the people. They aren't evangelizing people to the Gospel the way Jesus said to; they are evangelizing people to the Law, which by itself is not Christianity at all!
    Many "progressive" churches (e.g. the ELCA and the PCUSA) make a different mistake: They value the people, but don't prioritize the Gospel *or* the parts of the Law that they don't like. At first, this looks good, since they're being nice to all kinds of people, but part of the reason we need to follow God's Law is that it saves us from hidden consequences of ways of life that look fine on the surface. Not once but twice the Bible says, "There is a way that seems right to a man, but it leads to death." Telling people that it's fine to be on any way that "seems right" to them is really a cruel thing, regardless of how loving it looks. But it's no less cruel to prioritize the Law, which shows us our guilty status, higher than the Gospel which cleanses us from it, or to look down on other people when in fact we are all identically guilty before God, which is also something I got a sense of from many of the "conversion therapy" stories I've heard.

    • Philip McNiel
      Philip McNiel 16 дней назад

      ​+James Aaron Well, I'm not muting this conversation; I don't feel the need to feel "safer" by avoiding viewpoints that might cast doubt on my own (and let's face it, I'm unlikely to encounter any viewpoint that *don't* at least seek to cast doubt on my own around here). But we can't go around just calling everything "counterintuitive" when in fact our current observations point nowhere except to the fact that it couldn't have happened that way.

    • James Aaron
      James Aaron 16 дней назад

      "My argument is not an argument from ignorance; it is an argument from obvious design."
      Sorry, no. You don't get to do "obvious" just because you say the word.
      In fact much of what we know as fact is counterintuitive.
      I'm muting you, as you are only babbling from confirmation bias.
      It makes you feel safer, likely, and now you can believe in your own eternal afterlife.
      For me, painful truths and the discomfort of not knowing are still better than make-believe.

    • Philip McNiel
      Philip McNiel 16 дней назад

      But none of this is to the point of my original comment, which was that even within a conservative Christian framework, this sort of conversion camp (or any other outworking of the same mindset, such as Teen Mania's now-defunct "Honor Academy") comes from disordered priorities that result in its teachers being essentially the same as aggressive versions of the same Pharisees against whom Jesus spoke, who spent their lives judging people's righteousness by the works of the Law and ignoring God's words, "I desire mercy rather than sacrifice."

    • Philip McNiel
      Philip McNiel 16 дней назад

      ​+James Aaron My argument is not an argument from ignorance; it is an argument from obvious design.
      If I saw a repica of the Saturn V rocket, but had never heard of Wernher von Braun or his team of aerospace engineers, I would not default to thinking that there was no engineer involved. I mean, you could claim that there wasn't, but I would hesitate to treat that as the default explanation. Even as things are, I don't know everything about how the Saturn V or any other rocket was engineered, but that ignorance is not the *cause* of my insistence that there were intelligent engineers involved in its production. I'm not sure why you'd think any different of my insistence that nucleic acid polymerases and ribosomes (both of which are necessary for life to sustain itself, and also for each other to perform their functions) were clearly engineered.
      I don't know whether you've studied organic chemistry, particularly as it relates to the reaction mechanisms that take place within enzymes and utilize coenzymes, but as I studied those things, the stories I was told in biology about these macromolecules (or at least their precursors) arising from a primordial soup, and even the slightly-less-far-fetched-sounding stories of the innovation of new enzymes and other proteins through long-term evolutionary adaptation, just sounded more and more like wishful thinking despite the fact that my classes were absolutely not being taught from any sort of creationist (or even intelligent design) perspective.

    • James Aaron
      James Aaron 16 дней назад

      These words-""counting backwards" to see where things were at any given point in deep time actually presumes the lack of divine intervention"-are extremely telling of your mindset.
      The only thing that "presumes a lack of divine interventions" is that there's simply nothing to show for it.
      If a deity interacts with the physical world, then that is a physical phenomenon that is discoverable by science. You can read Victor Stenger's "God: The Failed Hypothesis" for more on that.
      "However, the assertion that life came from non-life without any sort of deliberate engineering involved requires a great deal of wishful thinking."
      No. That's where you say, "we don't yet know" if you don't know, not, "God must have done it! You know, _our_ god, Yaweh!" Sorry, you don't get to insert your default explanation, "God did it!" whenever you're ignorant of something. Scientists are still working on it (phys.org/news/2015-03-chemists-riddle-life-began-earth.html) but you may be long dead before we know the answer. Tough.

  • crjetpilot
    crjetpilot 20 дней назад

    It didn’t take me long to figure out that the ex gay movement was BS. Most of the guys and gals in the group I went to were suicidal and deeply depressed. It did take years though to reprogram my mind! I wish I had those years of my life back that I wasted away in christianity!

    • James Aaron
      James Aaron 17 дней назад

      Consider a lawsuit? is it even possible? ACLU, maybe?
      And don't you just love it when homophobes argue for discrimination against LGBT people by citing depression as a symptom of homosexuality while attempting to remove _themselves_ from the equation?

  • TonyQuackston
    TonyQuackston 22 дня назад

    It seems to be equally if not more about making a lot of money on these families and not so much about genuinely helping anyone.
    I wouldn’t be surprised if the “therapists” themselves don’t even believe they can convert these kids. Learn to love your kids for who they are!

  • MaKayla Ann Hagy
    MaKayla Ann Hagy 22 дня назад

    Heart warming!

  • Otaku Demon
    Otaku Demon 23 дня назад +1

    I like how the person who was running this conversion therapy ended up being gay himself 😂

    • The Black Eagle
      The Black Eagle 18 дней назад

      What a plot twist. It must've been really awkward being in a group with a bunch of gay men, talking about how they shouldn't be and then realizing you're gay too!

  • Mhm Mhm
    Mhm Mhm 23 дня назад

    I saw Boy Erased with my mom and my best friend, me and my friend cried our eyes out the entire time.

  • Paul 638
    Paul 638 24 дня назад

    I saw 'Boy Erased' three times. The man's parents were extremely naïve. The mother woke up however the father remained being an idiot. In the movie the father 'relied' upon more knowledgeable men in his church for guidance! What the hell did they know?

  • Russ
    Russ 25 дней назад

    Tears* Thanks for getting the word out. Be nice religion! Love that neighbor, love thyself.

  • B I N G B O N G
    B I N G B O N G 25 дней назад +1

    aaannnnnd this is why i’m afraid to come out : /

  • ElizaDay08
    ElizaDay08 25 дней назад

    I'm bisexual, and a Christian. I have lived a double life at home/church vs outside/college. Slept around and flirted around regardless if male or female, and I kept it a secret for more than half of my life. I came out to them one time, and they (my parents) loved me still. Sure, they do not approve of my lifestyle, but they loved me and continued to show me love like how Jesus did. Taking this, I began to slowly open up to my closest churchmates, and they loved me too, regardless of what I have done, who I was, and who I am today. I was afraid to come out because of the fear of being hated and judged, but who would have thought that there are actually Christians who are not judgemental? Real love really casts out fear. I don't know how it happened but looking back now, I was a completely different person. Gone are the days when I would put on a holy mask whenever I went to church. It's really a miracle for me. I learned to love God, whom I thought was so full of hate and rules, and all the not-so-fun stuff. Little by little, I began to have joy in following His commands. It's not a religion for me anymore. It has become a relationship. Gosh, it's a beautiful thing. Pleasing Him makes me the happiest. Sure, I turn away from certain desires and addictions which is physically a pain, but I at the same time get so much peace and satisfaction from it. It's like finishing a tough workout at the gym or making through months of healthy eating and you see yourself looking better and better, feeling healthier than before, and you want to continue doing it... The love of God changes you, as how it did with me. Now, I serve God through music. Yes, I am still bisexual and my desires are still alive, but God's love is much stronger than those desires that I find joy in not acting on them anymore, in body and mind. I feel.. free.. I never understood what that "freedom" was before, but now I do, and I have never felt this joyful in my entire life before. I have never felt so accepted and loved by God and after all this time, He had just been waiting for me to open myself up to Him and let Him in to my heart 😍

  • Zsahari
    Zsahari 25 дней назад

    I’m struggling with being a Christian because truly I don’t believe gays are bad or an abomination and it makes me so mad knowing that Christians are doing crazy irrational things to lgbtq just because they were born that way. If you’re gay don’t try and change man

  • Yosho
    Yosho 25 дней назад

    *scott the woz quote*

  • Dani Lundqvist
    Dani Lundqvist 25 дней назад

    I find it funny how homophobic assholes only comment in the replies of comments because they are too afraid to make their own points and cannot for the life of them be reliable.

  • Oscar Cruces
    Oscar Cruces 26 дней назад

    I need someone to help me out I’m a catholic I believe that being gay lesbian bi an especially trans is wrong. But I feel for these people I know I sound like a hypocrite and it true is but I don’t know it’s just like. Oh here’s and example I was telling my wife who is very progressive on this subject she’s very pro lgbt rights. And I was telling her that people who are lgbtq are cool like that’s good for them and I accept them but I wouldn’t accept if my son was gay. I have those types of feelings I need help to change cuz I would want to accept my child if he did but my conscious says no knowing that would hurt my boy which I wouldn’t want. I swear I’m not a bad person

    • Mateo Luque
      Mateo Luque 25 дней назад

      +Oscar Cruces That's good, accepting your kid as what they are is important

    • Oscar Cruces
      Oscar Cruces 25 дней назад

      Mateo Luque that’s not true I think that my religion has beautiful and peaceful teachings. If my son or daughter ever grew up and said they were gay I would never put them in a religious camp it. I know that’s nonsense I know that they didnt chose to be that way but in the background that I come from if you were gay you were weak, scared, etc and it’s a mindset that I have instilled that I’m trying to get away cuz your right I want my son and I to have a healthy and loving relationship

    • Mateo Luque
      Mateo Luque 25 дней назад

      You sounds like a bad father if your let a religion get in the way of your child living a happy and healthy life

  • TheGanjaIguana
    TheGanjaIguana 26 дней назад

    If i had a list of all the gay conversion therapy camps id go like yestersay to go get all the gays out and burn the places to the ground. No place that does that is a house of god.

  • Robert Cece
    Robert Cece 26 дней назад

    This just doesn't fit my definition of "therapy" in any way. When I think of therapy or a type that converts gays... I think of putting gay men in front of women with gradually decreasing levels of them being clothed... until they are naked... so they can gradually face their fears (the whole point of therapy).. and even if my therapy didn't convert people at least it would be 1) extremely accurate and 2) not cause long lasting psychological damage. All you need is a blood flow meter on their penis... repeat the exposure a dozen times and if blood flow doesn't increase as the woman gets more naked then you don't even admit them into the main therapy sessions which is when the lap dances would obviously start. You'd also think most fathers would trust something like this better... like hey, we put 50 naked super models in front of your son and no boner, sorry dad. But the good news is I don't have to beat him with a bible now you're welcome.

    • The Black Eagle
      The Black Eagle 18 дней назад

      What if they're bi? Also, this would only reveal the ones who were fakers (or, as I have said, bi) which I SUPPOSE could be your goal?

  • Francisco Fuica
    Francisco Fuica 27 дней назад

    In my opinion being gay is a problem, I'm not homofobic but if something can be done I thing it should be done

    • julie Wallis
      julie Wallis 23 дня назад

      Francisco Fuica hate to bursts your bubble, but... *you’re homophobic, small minded and a bigot* being gay is not a problem, and you are a shitstain.

    • Francisco Fuica
      Francisco Fuica 25 дней назад

      +Mateo Luque No u

    • Mateo Luque
      Mateo Luque 25 дней назад

      Every time someone says something like "I am not racist but" or "I am not homophobic but" it always shows that they are those things they say they aren't, you are a homophobe, accept it and change