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Peterson Toscano: Why I went Ex-Gay

Jim Burroway

January 12th, 2009

Peterson Toscano has been thinking lately about some conversations he had last October with other ex-gay survivors about why they tried the ex-gay route. In an email, Peterson further shared:

In sharing ex-gay survivor narratives, I see the importance of digging up the many non-religious reasons people go ex-gay. For too long Focus on the Family, Exodus, etc, have been hiding behind a religious curtain. Similarly many ex-gays and former ex-gays I meet express that their ONLY reason for going ex-gay was their faith. Warren Throckmorton capitalizes on this sort of thing claiming that the struggle is an incongruence between faith and sexuality, when in reality for many it is primarily a conflict between society and sexuality.

Here’s Peterson in his own words:

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Shane
January 13th, 2009 | LINK

I love you Peterson.

Devlin Bach
January 13th, 2009 | LINK

Peter,

Your video was very touching. I really see that you now own all your sexual power, and are not giving it away to baseless endeavors. Bless you brother, you are a success to be revered.

Warren Throckmorton » Can we believe ex-gays and ex-ex-gays?
January 15th, 2009 | LINK

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