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  1. FYoung
    July 29, 2014

    I read parts 1 and 2. It was a great read. Thanks for posting this, Timothy.

  2. Steve
    July 30, 2014

    She is bisexual. So it was easy for her to pretend to be “ex-gay”.

    And surprise, surprise, she has a book out. The money most flow. These people just can’t get a real job.

  3. Jay
    July 30, 2014

    Just another huckster. Why do you fall for such nonsense. She has a book to sell and will say anything that will gain her attention. GLAAD originally was established to counter the defamation of gay people in the media. Not it seems to specialize in “rehabilitating” actors and others who want to make a buck off gay people.

  4. Paul Douglas
    July 30, 2014

    Fascinating story. I am glad Ms Cantu Schneider has had an awakening from crazy christianism. The insights about patriarchal religion she acknowledges should be obvious to any 25 year old, and it always amazes me how bright, thoughtful women get suckered into fundagelicalism. Listening to clips of her speaking about gay people though is pretty upsetting. I haven’t read her book and the interview was incomplete, but I’m not sure if Ms Cantu Schneider is really aware of how much injury she has caused to a not insignificant numberof gay and lesbian folks. I don’t think that the full gravity of her years of anti-gay animus has dawned on Yvette. I hope it does and I hope she actively makes amends.

  5. Ben in oakland
    July 30, 2014

    “I don’t think that the full gravity of her years of anti-gay animus has dawned on Yvette. I hope it does and I hope she actively makes amends.”

    I read both interviews, and I got very little of “I was dead wrong” and “I realized that in my wrongness, I had harmed a great many people” and none of “I have a lot of amends to make”.

    What I did get what “I got a book to flog.”

  6. Steve
    July 30, 2014

    It’s insane how she fell into the Christian lifestyle. She was out in the late 80s/early 90 and appears to have accepted her sexuality since then. But then she got somehow involved with a church and they quickly managed to instill shame and self-hatred in her.

  7. pierre denerome
    July 30, 2014

    I fell out of the Christan lifestyle when I was ten years old.
    Happy ever since;with my (new) husband of fourty-one years.

  8. Ben in Oakland
    July 31, 2014

    This is my official apology to Ms. Schneider. she just signed on to the statement by nine former “ex” gay leaders, denouncing this monstrosity and admitting they were wrong, wrong, wrong.

    I’m sorry. Thank you.

  9. Timothy Kincaid
    July 31, 2014

    The bemusing thing about all the patriarchy in the Christian Church (and there certainly is a lot of it) is that at the time that Paul wrote much of the instruction to the new church, his views on women were fairly progressive. But much of the church has decided that rather than follow the natural course of that progression, they’ll freeze it in place and act as though God said “this far, and no more”.

    Perhaps it’s no coincidence that those who hold most strongly to (their idea of) constitutional originalism also hold to (their idea of) Biblical originalism.

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