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BTB Original Video Interview With Michael Bussee, Co-Founder Of Exodus

Daniel Gonzales

June 27th, 2007

Last September hundreds of gays and lesbians from around So Cal gathered in Palm Springs to speak out against Love Won Out. Included in those who came to Palm Springs was Michael Bussee one of the co-founders of Exodus who later left the ministry realizing it didn’t work. USC film student Esteban Rael pulled Bussee aside and shot a video interview with Michael for his upcoming masters thesis film me & god. Esteban and I have collaborated frequently on our respective projects/interests and he and Michael were both kind enough to let me publish nine clips from that interview here.

The first two videos below tell the story of what led to the founding of Exodus and Michael’s eventual shift to speaking out against exgay therapy. The remainder of the clips are on a variety of exgay issues.

The Creation of Exodus International
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Two Of Exodus’ Founders Come Out As ‘Ex-Ex-Gay’
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Gay Therapist On His Religious Clients’ Inner Conflict
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“Exgay” Conversion Therapy For Gay Youth?
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Am I Gay? Will God Change Me?
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Growing Up – What The Culture Taught Me About Being Gay
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Are ‘Gay’ and ‘Christian’ Incompatible?
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A 12 Year Old Boy Struggles To Find Out What ‘Gay’ Means
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“Exgay” Organizations Oppose Hate Crime Protections
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See also:

BTB Original Video Interviews With Former Exodus Leaders



Stacy Harp
June 27th, 2007 | LINK

Thanks for sharing these. They are very informative. The last video didn’t have any sound though.

Stacy Harp
June 27th, 2007 | LINK

Hmmm…I just tried it again, and it worked. So nevermind :)

Ex-Gay Watch » What 'Change' Is Possible? Former Ex-Gay Leaders Challenge Exodus
June 28th, 2007 | LINK

[…] further video recorded last September by filmmaker Esteban Rael (Me and God) and aired this week by Box Turtle Bulletin, Bussee explains […]

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