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More Interviews With People Who Once Believed They Had ‘Changed’

Daniel Gonzales

July 5th, 2007

Last week when I posted interviews with former Exodus leaders I noted strategically it has always been difficult to counter Exodus’ claims of change when they use the “I’ve changed and I’m living proof change is possible” argument. I believe highlighting the stories of people who once believed they had changed is an effective answer to Exodus’ approach. I shot a couple more interviews at the Ex-Gay Survivor’s Conference over the weekend and present them here:

Twenty-two years pedaling on a stationary bike: He was part of Australia’s first ex-gay program in 1972.
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Twelve years in numbness:
Until he realized that his ministry leaders weren’t “changing” either.
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Ten years, four ministries, time spent hoping: He finally realized that he was just “stuffing” those feelings more and more.
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Eleven years; “Like holding a candle to a bonfire”: He felt he was falling in love with a wonderful woman, until he really fell in love with a man in the church.
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Followed the rules at Love In Action: But as soon as he left, he realized that not much had changed.
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Assistant House Leader at Love In Action: But he saw too many failures around him, leading him to think there was something wrong with the message.
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Ex-Ex-Gays « Bloggernista
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[…] View more videos at Box Turtle Bulletin. […]

Barry
July 17th, 2007 | LINK

Thanks Daniel for making and posting these videos, and thanks to the men who were willing to go on camera and share their stories.

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