Yes it happened twice: once in Wales and now in
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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 )