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For over 30 years there have been organizations dedicated to spreading lies and false studies about our lives, our loves and our persons.

It's time to stop listening to and believing them.

Let's tell the world our truths and stand up to speak for ourselves instead.

Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself. ~Harvey Fierstein


Young and Gay in the Bible Belt: A new study By Bernadette Barton, Ph.D.

Bernadette Barton, Ph.D. has been conducting research on the experiences in the Bible Belt of this country lived by LGBT teens and adult, her findings are horrifying. Some exerpts from her article Young and Gay in the Bible Belt: "My mom came after me with a butcher knife!"

Barton has discovered what 10's of thousands of our youth already know; "Home is not a haven for many Bible Belt gays. Home may be more dangerous than the streets. A 2006 National Gay and Lesbian Task Force study found that of homeless teens, 42 percent identify as gay. If one
considers that the most generous estimates of the percentage of gay people in the general population is 10 percent, such a statistic illustrates an alarming over-representation of gay kids among the homeless....

After traveling around parts of the Bible Belt collecting the stories of lesbians and gay men, I believe that gay children and adolescents are the victims of institutionally sanctioned child abuse....

People in the Bible Belt, gay and heterosexual, learn that homosexuals are bad, diseased, perverse, other and inferior within a number of social institutions. Like a creepy, mirrored fun house, abusive language about and threatening actions toward homosexuals on the playground, from the pulpit, in the bar, at work and during family dinner amplify and reinforce one another.

Thus, parents who exclude gay youth and family members who ostracize gay relatives are only mimicking behaviors modeled in churches, schools and the military. Not only then do local officials and local institutions fail to protect gay children and adolescents from maltreatment, in their worst manifestations they teach homophobic families how to abuse their gay children."

The whole article is worth reading and can be accessed HERE!

Bernadette Barton (Ph.D. University of Kentucky 2000) is associate professor of sociology and women’s studies at Morehead State University. Barton’s current research project examines the experiences of gay men and lesbians, and is the focus of an upcoming book, Pray the Gay Away: Religion and Homosexuality in the Bible Belt.

FYI alert, the first comment to this post is from an Ex-Gay advocate. All the links he offers will only lead you to a site with nowhere to comment or respond. As the APA and the AMA both have clearly stated; the idea that one's sexuality can be changed is mentally harmful and often times when the "program" fails, it ends with suicide.
I personally am living proof that if one is truly LGBT, your nature cannot be changed, I tried for over 30 years and even subjected myself to assorted treatments including exorcism. Only until I was lead away from the lies and hate did I find true freedom, peace and happiness in my life.
I know, I do not "feel", we are all wonderfully created and will only find happiness and love when we accept ourselves as such.


  1. Please do visit The Truth Sets You Free ( http://thetruthsetsyoufree.wordpress.com/ ). It has both Christian pastoral articles and secular scientific essays which explain how and why a person might become homosexual and what can be done to change. We believe that change can come about through counselling and therapy --- a balance of religion and psychology.

    Here are some articles and essays that you must absolutely read:

    I'm Not Gay

    How Might Homosexuality Develop?

    Sexualization of Emotional Needs

    Why Me?

    Atypical Cases to Development of Homosexuality

    Here are more scientific articles and essays:

    A Scientific Examination of Homosexuality and the "Gay Gene"

    Is Homosexuality Really Unnatural?

    Is Human Sexuality a Reflection of Design and Purpose?

    Here are some psychoanalytical articles and essays:

    Can You Change Your Sexual Orientation?

    Homosexuality: An Overview

    The Meaning of Same Sex Attraction

    The Role of Free Agency in Sexual Identity Development

    Homosexual Drives

    Homosexuality: The Untold Story

    For the Christian who is struggling with homosexuality, you may be interested to read the following and find them helpful:

    Answers to the 20 Most Important Questions About Homosexuality

    Linguistic Grounds for Translating Arsenokoitai as "Homosexuals"

    Historical Grounds for Translating Arsenokoitai as "Homosexuals"

    For more information, please visit http://thetruthsetsyoufree.wordpress.com/

  2. I am afraid I am aware of these pseudo studies and harmful beliefs. The American Psychiatric Association, The American Medical Association and numerous other professional medical associations all agree that the Ex Gay movement is dangerous to the mental health of those they have attempted to treat.
    I would suggest you visit Truth Wins Out at http://www.truthwinsout.org/
    And Ex Gay Watch at http://www.exgaywatch.com/wp/

    Just so you know, for 35 years I tried to pray away the gay until the Holy Spirit led me out of the closet and away from my idolatry to the Bible.

    God does not wish us to hate that which He has so magnificently and wonderfully created.

    The best blog on this subject is actually Sister Friends Together an amazing Spirit filled fountain of truth.

    Gerard J.M. van den Aardweg, Ph.D. is a well known ex gay advocate from the Netherlands, he writes often for NARTH among others.
    His research is considered to have as much weight as the debunked Paul Cameron's.

    You may do well to check the back grounds of the people whom you are basing your beliefs on.

  3. Why should I change my sexual orientation for the comfort of a religion? If religion is all about tolerance, peace, harmony and love then you should not suppress gay people to change who they are. Accept them as who they are instead.



  4. You shouldn't change your orientation for the comfort of anyone for any reason JJ, you are exactly as you should be!
    Good to see you again my friend!

  5. jj the problem with your statement is religion does not teach tolerance, it should teach faith thru obedience. You dont obey, the penalty is written the story of Sodom and Gamorah.The word states in the last days men would become lovers of themselves. The enemy perverts every bit of GOD'S creation to make his on creation out of GODS creation. See GOD"S creation ADAM and EVE two that can create naturally the devil which is a spirit comes after cause he cant create and makes his same sex perversion afterwards.He wants to make his own but cant naturally crate thru perverted or same sex creation use whats been created confuse whats been created