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Famed 'conversion therapist' now plans to 'pursue life as a gay man'

https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/426864-famed-conversion-therapist-says-he-now-plans-to-pursue-life-as
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This is just weird.  The dude STILL doesn't condemn conversion therapy.

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Re: Famed 'conversion therapist' now plans to 'pursue life as a gay man'
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2019, 01:55:37 pm »
How many lives have been destroyed by "conversion therapy" and "pray-away-the-gay?"

Meanwhile, this guy just walks away from all the damage he has done to get on with the next "phase" of his life.
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Re: Famed 'conversion therapist' now plans to 'pursue life as a gay man'
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2019, 03:06:53 pm »
How many lives have been destroyed by "conversion therapy" and "pray-away-the-gay?"

Meanwhile, this guy just walks away from all the damage he has done to get on with the next "phase" of his life.

That's an odd twist. Finding a date may be a challenge. Oh, the seeds we sow in life.

Talk about a mark someone doesn't want to have in life.

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Re: Famed 'conversion therapist' now plans to 'pursue life as a gay man'
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2019, 09:35:50 pm »
It appears to me that Mr. Matheson was in denial and his advocacy of conversion therapy was his own personal experience. It obviously did not work for him, so why expect conversion therapy to work for anyone else?

I am not trying to find fault here, just thinking out loud.




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Re: Famed 'conversion therapist' now plans to 'pursue life as a gay man'
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2019, 09:49:08 pm »
How many lives have been destroyed by "conversion therapy" and "pray-away-the-gay?"

Meanwhile, this guy just walks away from all the damage he has done to get on with the next "phase" of his life.

Seek not vengeance for vengeance is the lords.

Don't worry. He is infamous and practically an exile. Now his past and every judging thing he has ever levied against another will be thrust upon him a multitude over.

Do not allow him to claim another victim by filling you with bitterness.

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« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2019, 11:45:01 am »
i guess it all depends on what his approach was. the article hinted at him advising people on how to live with it.

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Re: Famed 'conversion therapist' now plans to 'pursue life as a gay man'
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2019, 11:52:09 am »
Interesting action on his part.

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Which confirms my suspicion about many of the more outspoken anti-LGBT voices out there. Maybe that whole LGBT "thang" hits a little too close to home.  People don't generally get that worked about things which don't personally impact them.  I've always thought Fred Phelps was likely a closet case.
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I wish I could say I'm shocked by this, but it's always the most viscious that turn out to be acting like that over shame of their association with whoever they're attacking.

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In many cases, it is about trying to deny their inhibitions, and prove how straight they are. Sadly, with others, (like with my husband's brother) it is about hiding the fact that they had gay tendencies as a child, but don't want the world to have any clue about it not that they are adults.

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