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Amazon taking pre-orders for “This Is What Love in Action Looks Like”

Daniel Gonzales

March 2nd, 2012

If you haven’t been able to catch a festival screening of “This Is What Love in Action Looks Like” and wanted to see it then you’re in luck. Amazon just listed the film for sale with orders shipping on May 8th at a price of $24.99.

If you’re not familiar with the film you can read my review here, I’ve seen a lot of films about the ex-gay movement and this one is by far the best and most compelling.

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March 2nd, 2012 | LINK

When will it be available outside the USA?

Angelia Sparrow
March 2nd, 2012 | LINK

My daughter is the blond girl in the exact middle of the line on the cover.
She was 13 when that was taken and had just come out. This was our first participation in the community.

March 2nd, 2012 | LINK

Angelia, so how did Love In Action work out for your daughter?

John Smid was the Executive Director for like 20 years until he left in 2008 (I think that is when he left)
He has been repudiating the program on his Grace Rivers blog.

March 3rd, 2012 | LINK


It looks to me like the “blond girl in the exact middle of the cover” is one of those protesting Love in Action, not participating in the program.

March 3rd, 2012 | LINK

I thought Love In Action was a LOT bigger than it was. Here are a couple comments John Smid made to me on his blog

There were 461 total from 1987 through 2008. 185 were in California, the rest were in Memphis.

[I noted that this was only averaging 22 per year or about 2 per month]

John Smid continues: In California, out enrollment was 12 per year. They stayed for the entire year then some remained for a second year. We had housing for 36 people.

In Memphis, our program changed from a one year program to a “work until you graduate” program and during that time I believe it was about 12 per year as well average. There were groups at night and the residents worked a full time job during the day.

Then in 2000 we changed to a “non-working” full time program. The length of stay was one month, to nine months depending on the client’s program. So, the number increased quickly due to the shorter range of time.

There were only 185 during the years I was in California and the rest were from the Memphis program.

StraightGrandmother = Is anybody else surprised by how small these numbers are? No wonder there is no research done on the outcomes of the programs, there are not enough people to make a sample.

Regan DuCasse
March 3rd, 2012 | LINK

@Angelia: Wow, your daughter came out at 13? And you as her supportive mother is remarkable and wonderful in a place like TN.
I applaud you and HER. She’s an activist at such a tender age.
LOVE it!

I wish you the best!

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