‘Former Homosexuals’ Desperately Trying To Get Obama To Acknowledge Their Existence
President Obama has been the most supportive president in history regarding LGBT rights.
However, there’s one group who is sad they haven’t been invited to the White House to visit with the president — “those who have left the homosexual lifestyle.” They have now even gone so far as to create a petition to let the president know that they consider him ignoring their existence an affront to their plight.
Janet Boynes, an apparent “ex-lesbian” who allegedly changed the path of her life after 14 years
living her truth as a lesbian, thinks by finding Christ, she was able to stop being a homosexual. Now, she’s writes a petition titled, “Hear the voices of those who have left the homosexual lifestyle.”
In your victory speech on 11.5.08 as reported by the New York Times, you stated, “And for those Americans whose support I have yet to earn, I may not have won your vote tonight; but I hear your voices. I need your help, and I will be your President, too.”
Sadly, Mr. President, you have not carried out your promise. For those of us who have left the homosexual lifestyle, you have never listened to us.
Countless people who are participating in the homosexual lifestyle have visited with you at the White House, and you have supported them on numerous occasions.
What about those of us whose compelling stories you have chosen to ignore? We also have voices; and when you were first elected, you promised to listen to us. That has not happened yet.
Mr. President, when will you take the time to sit down with us and let us share our experiences? We the undersigned humbly ask you for this opportunity.”
You want to know why President Obama hasn’t invited you to the White House? Because the reason you think you should be invited isn’t legitimate. There’s no such thing as reparative therapy. There’s no such thing as being gay and then not being gay. You can choose not to be involved romantically with the same gender, but that doesn’t mean, just like magic… poof! Not Gay!!
Apparently, there’s a group of people who call themselves “Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays.” (How sweet!). They even have a nifty website that says “change happens”:
Ex-gays are everywhere!!
No, they’re not. However, people who can’t live with their truths are seemingly “everywhere.”
Being gay is not a disease. It’s not something to be cured or reversed. There’s no vaccine, and there’s also no therapy to make you change your sexual orientation. Love is innate. Who you love is innate. It cannot be learned. Gay people can’t choose or learn to become straight, just as straight people can’t choose or learn to become gay. And if you naturally change desires across gender then your sexuality is fluid and you may, in fact, be bisexual or fall somewhere else on the Kinsey scale. Which is also perfectly fine.
Let’s clarify something — one cannot leave “the homosexual lifestyle.” One may choose not to follow through with same-sex attraction, sure. That does not mean they aren’t gay. One may even legitimately be attracted to the opposite gender after being with the same gender. However, there is no such thing as conversion therapy, or rather reparative therapy (therapy that claims to turn gay people straight). According to the Human Rights Campaign:
“So-called “conversion therapy” is a range of dangerous and discredited practices that falsely claim to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Such practices have been rejected by every mainstream medical and mental health organization of decades, but due to continuing discrimination and societal bias against LGBT people, some practitioners continue to conduct conversion therapy. Minors are especially vulnerable, and conversion therapy can lead to depression, anxiety, drug use, homelessness, and suicide.”
President Obama is not about to invite a group to the White House that thinks an entire subset of human beings is living their life incorrectly. Not in the land of the free. Where people are free to live as they are, not as society defines them to be.