Randy Thomas, Ex-Gay Superstar?

Jim Burroway

August 22nd, 2011

There’s a new web site that has popped up with an introductory video:

http://vimeo.com/27799497

I’ve clicked around the new web site Confessions of an Ex-Gay Superstar, hoping to find evidence that the site is some kind of a clever satire, but allas, it’s not. The former Exodus International vice president has yet another (!) blog.

TampaZeke

August 22nd, 2011

That is the most bizarre blog I have ever tried to read; and I’ve read some really bizarre stuff on blogs!

He actually talks about himself as a “superstar” and talks about others who have risen to dizzying heights (and some fallen) within the “ex-gay” industry.

It’s just bizarre what shame, guilt, self-hatred and fear will do to a person.

SteveInMI

August 22nd, 2011

Gee, that’s a pity. Always a shame when a young eligible cutie wastes his life on churches and closets.

Actually, in fairness, this could easily have been me. I am a queer boy who was raised in a church in a small town. There, we were taught two orientations: straight (normal) and gay/fag (flaming, disturbed, and 100% homo). I “knew” I wasn’t gay because I was attracted to girls. My church and its small town made sure nobody spoke terms like Bisexual, and they made it very clear that Queer could not coexist with Normal, Happy, Respected, Healthy, or Accepted.

I was well in to my 30s before I came to understand myself as a queer, bi, normal person. Our hero in this video looks like he could use a dose of the same.

mike

August 22nd, 2011

it’s amazing what people will do to themselves all in the name of getting a chunk of the religious communities money.

Ben In Oakland

August 22nd, 2011

A legend in his own mind.

TampaZeke

August 22nd, 2011

“There, we were taught two orientations: straight (normal) and gay/fag (flaming, disturbed, and 100% homo). I “knew” I wasn’t gay because I was attracted to girls.”

SteveInMI, I hope you’re just a sloppy writer and didn’t mean that to be as insulting offensive as it sounds. I hope that when you re-read that statement you will be able to see what the problems are within it without having to have them pointed out to you.

Maurice Lacunza

August 22nd, 2011

I read the blog about Gentleman J. Wow. It isn’t surprising that he only has two readers. But how did he get 494 people to like him on Facebook? That has me stumped.

Otherwise, this guy is in complete denial. His gayness is seeping from every seam and sentence.

Too bad he believes the lies.

Priya Lynn

August 22nd, 2011

The video is just a black rectangle for me, I can’t click on it. I just had my computer restored, is there something I need to download?

Richard Rush

August 22nd, 2011

Priya, if you right-click in the video window area, there are some options. Does that help? Also, when I right-click I see two players listed: Adobe Flash Player and Moogalover Player. I never heard of Moogalover, so I don’t know what that is.

Richard Rush

August 22nd, 2011

Confessions of an Ex-Gay Superstar. Seriously?

If Randy ever abandons his delusions and accepts his reality, the blog title could be easily updated:

Confessions of an Ex-Gay Superstarved for Man-Love.

William

August 22nd, 2011

I see that he gives you the option of donating anything from $5 to $500 monthly, as well as the possibility of making a single donation of any amount. Has anyone on here been charitable enough to donate yet?

Blair Martin

August 22nd, 2011

Why do most of the pictures of him in his opening video have him in close proximity, if not actual touching, with other men? And, don’t these “ex-gays” ever have speech therapy as part of their “cure curriculum”? (What’s that old “joke”? “Looks like Tarzan, talks like Jane”.)

mikeksf

August 22nd, 2011

This dizzy ka-weenie closet case having his photo op with fat cat Republicans and assorted right wing crazies make him a superstar? I hardly think so. Where are the pics with Santorum and Bachman?
That could be fun.

Tampa Zeke, you’ll have to explain to me your critique of SteveinMI’s comments. I thought they were pretty clear. What did I miss?

Priya Lynn

August 22nd, 2011

Richard, right clicking doesn’t list any players or any options that would appear to help, just “create short cut, print/ live blog,”, etc.

David Roberts

August 22nd, 2011

Richard, right clicking doesn’t list any players or any options that would appear to help, just “create short cut, print/ live blog,”, etc.

Probably need to install Adobe Flash.  Longtime no see, Randi.

Priya Lynn

August 22nd, 2011

I’ve change my name David, please respect my choice.

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