I noticed the other day that there were reports that a young gay man had decided that he had Jesus and was no longer gay. Well, to tell you the truth I have no problem with that (and I have said that before). Good luck to him. His name is Michael Glatze. He was heavily involved with the gay rights movement. He writes about his conversion in WorldNetDaily. And as you can probably already tell, Michael Glatze is about to try and make a name for himself on the ex-gay showcase tour.
Here are some words of the young gay activist who now is not-quite straight, but is definitely an ex-gay (I’ve removed any link that came along with the original):
Homosexuality, delivered to young minds, is by its very nature pornographic. It destroys impressionable minds and confuses their developing sexuality; I did not realize this, however, until I was 30 years old.
…Knowing no one who I could approach with my questions and my doubts, I turned to God; I’d developed a growing relationship with God, thanks to a debilitating bout with intestinal cramps caused by the upset stomach-inducing behaviors I’d been engaged in.
(I guess God can work in mysterious ways)
…It became clear to me, as I really thought about it – and really prayed about it – that homosexuality prevents us from finding our true self within. We cannot see the truth when we’re blinded by homosexuality.
We believe, under the influence of homosexuality, that lust is not just acceptable, but a virtue. But there is no homosexual "desire" that is apart from lust.
Now his own bad choices have become all of our choices: "I" becomes "we", which is typical for those in the ex-gay movements.
…Homosexuality allows us to avoid digging deeper, through superficiality and lust-inspired attractions – at least, as long as it remains "accepted" by law. As a result, countless miss out on their truest self, their God-given Christ-self.
This is a major clue on the bad behaviors of Michael Glatze. He claims that it was his ‘homosexuality’ that kept him from ‘digging deeper.’ Like many ex-gays, they blame their ‘homosexuality’ on all their problems. They do drugs. Why? Because their homosexuality made them do it. They have anonymous unsafe sex. Why? Their homosexuality made them do it. And so on. You can see how someone who believes this could easily slip into pseudo-religious language. They are bad and evil. Why? Because Satan made them do it. Instead of taking responsibility for their own actions, they have to blame it on someone or something else. It means they never take responsibility for what they have done.
…Part of the homosexual agenda is getting people to stop considering that conversion is even a viable question to be asked, let alone whether or not it works.
I don’t know what part of the homosexual agenda he was familiar with, but that isn’t my agenda. I think conversion is a viable question to be asked. However, with people like Alan Chambers, the president of Exodus, you seriously have to question what is changed and how deep the change goes.
…Homosexuality takes us out of our normal state, of being perfectly united in all things, and divides us, causing us to forever pine for an outside physical object that we can never possess. Homosexual people – like all people – yearn for the mythical true love, which does actually exist. The problem with homosexuality is that true love only comes when we have nothing preventing us from letting it shine forth from within. We cannot fully be ourselves when our minds are trapped in a cycle and group-mentality of sanctioned, protected and celebrated lust.
Clearly Glatze could not handle rejection. And he, in my opinion, will be a dangerous force in the anti-gay movement. Look at that last sentence–"we cannot be ourselves when our minds are trapped in a cycle and group-mentality of sanctions, protected and celebrated lust." You can bet that Glatze will become (or at least try to become) a person who will fight to take away the rights of gays and lesbians. I can hear it in what he reads. Like other professional ex-gays, he thinks that that will prove his straightness by clubbing gays and lesbians. He goes on to talk about the freedom that gays and lesbians have in Europe, as if that is a bad thing (maybe he can hook up with Ken Hutcherson–since both seem to be obsessed with gay and lesbian Europe).
One more thing to mention here–like many ex-gays, he does not say that he is attracted to women. The former editor of Venus magazine, who like Glatze, spent years taking money from gays and lesbians and finally ‘changed,’ claims she is not attracted to men or women–just to Jesus. Is that a change? Does that make someone straight? I don’t know. But according to Alan Chambers, it certainly doesn’t.
Good luck to Glatze. It is unfortunate the he couldn’t get the real help he needed. But one has to make a buck and since he spent so much time milking gays and lesbians out of their money, he probably doesn’t know anything else other than going on the ex-gay roadshow.
Glatze, before he makes a total break, should watch these videos from the Ex-Gay Survivor’s Conference that just took place last week: