The phrase “what the fuck is wrong with you people” has never been more appropriate. Meet Zach. Sixteen. Gay. Just come out to his fundamentalist Christian parents.
Response? Forcibly enroll him in an camp for “ex-gay” adolescents run by a group called “Love in Action”. (As long is it’s married heterosexual Christian love of course). A bunch who’ve said, on the record, that :
“I would rather you commit suicide than have you leave Love In Action wanting to return to the gay lifestyle. In a physical death you could still have a spiritual resurrection; whereas, returning to homosexuality you are yielding yourself to a spiritual death from which there is no recovery.”—The Final Indoctrination from John Smid, Director, Love In Action (LIA), San Rafael’s “ex-gay” clan.
Thats right, better dead than gay.
Zach blogged about his upcoming incarceration and his discovery of the camp ‘rules’ that he wasn’t meant to see. Visit his blog by clicking here.
He’s still in there, who knows what’s happening to him. But from the number of messages of support the vast majority of people think this is just so wrong.
And so do I.
God Bless America huh? I’m so glad I don’t live in a place where religion has such a corrosive influence on society.