Yes it happened twice: once in Wales and now in France
We often hear uneducated and ill-informed religious people sprouting the theory straight can be turned gay. And that's why it's best to keep homosexuals in the closet, out of our schools and that diversity/anti-bullying programs should never be taught in schools as they promote the 'hoooomosexual lifestyle'. The Rev Fred Nile called these programs brain-washing.
|If only it was that easy|
Over the years, religious conservatives created fear-mongering campaigns with titles such as 'Save our Children' or 'Protect our Children from Homosexual Recruitment' believing that all it takes to turn a straight person over to the dark side is a gay man or lesbian......and this occurs supposedly through sexual abuse or seduction. Whist some might have one or several same-sex experiences, it never actually flicks the switch.
God knows, for four decades, Christian gay conversion therapy organisations have told endless stories of the opposite; people who say they were once gay but are now straight. The problem with those stories is that the people have not really changed their sexual orientation; they have basically suppressed it and in a heterosexual marriage become nothing more than situational heterosexuals. Over time they eventually realise that their 'unwanted same sex attraction' hasn't really changed and they come out at 40, 50 or even 60. Some spend the rest of their lives wondering about the wasted years as they face the reality that half or more of their lives were a lie. Others have never fully accepted their orientation but only reluctantly resigned themselves to the fact they are gay. These are some of the saddest people on the planet as they know they can't be straight but wish they weren't gay. Spending your life wishing you were someone you're not is not living or even existing, it's robbed you of your very existence.
Research has shown that there is no sexual orientation switch that flicks people over from DC to AC or vice versa; by the individual or by another person. If that was possible then I would have definitely been straight. Everyone in my world tried to make sure my switch was on straight.
|That Prince looks a bit gay to me|
It began in kindergarten where all I ever heard about was fairy stories about the handsome prince and the beautiful princess. There were no fairies in my fairy stories. The indoctrination continued, through my teenage years where all that was ever talked about was sex with girls. The straight mould was reinforced by speaking disparagingly about men who had sex with men and the consequences for those who did were horrendous. And I tried hard to make sure the straight switch was kept on during the 16 years of marriage. Trying to hold my orientation on the straight switch was like trying to hold down a basketball in a swimming pool....you can do it for a while but eventually the natural force is too strong it pops up to the surface. Poof....I'm gay.
Can a straight person turn gay. Yes. Two examples have been recorded. The first one was when a 26 year old rugby-loving Welshman, Chris Birch, had a stroke and became a queer hairdresser .The second was when a French man, Didier Jambart's, Parkinson disease medication turned him into a raving, gay sex-addict.
So if you are straight and you want to become gay......sorry.....you have a fat chance. Unless of course you have a stroke or take the drug Requip. The down side though is that the stroke might not turn you gay and you're left spending the rest of your life only able to use one side of your body or that you have to have Parkinson disease before a doctor can prescribe you Requip.. Not good odds either way.
Note to Christian conservatives. If you're straight, you're safe. Safe from the homosexual menace and conversion to the 'hoooooomosexual lifestyle'.
Anthony Venn-Brown is the co-founder and former leader of Freedom 2 b[e], Australia’s largest network of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) people from Christian backgrounds. He is also an educator and consultant on LGBT/faith issues and leader in deconstructing the ‘ex-gay’ myth. Anthony’s autobiography 'A Life of Unlearning', details his journey from married, high profile preacher in Australia’s mega-churches to living as an openly gay man. Anthony has been twice voted ‘One of the 25 Most Influential Gay and Lesbian Australians’ (2007 & 2009) and this year was one of four finalists for the ACON Community Hero Award. He is also the founder and director of Ambassadors & Bridge Builders International ( www.gayambassador.com )