October Is Ex-Gay Awareness Month [AUDIO]

Ex-Gay Awareness Month is almost here and the Family Research Council is very excited. They write:

Defenders of the truth that change is possible for those with same-sex attractions will mark the Third Annual Ex-Gay Awareness Month by gathering in the Washington, DC area for a “Safe Exit Summit” on Friday and Saturday, October 2 and 3. Dr. Michael L. Brown, host of The Line of Fire radio program and author of the books A Queer Thing Happened to America, Can You Be Gay and Christian? and the just-released Outlasting the Gay Revolution, will be the keynote speaker. Attorney Charles Limandri of the Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund, who defended a Jewish ex-gay ministry in a New Jersey lawsuit filed by the Southern Poverty Law Center, is scheduled to receive an award. The Summit will also feature testimonies by individuals who have left homosexuality and entertainment by ex-gay Christian songwriter and singer Dennis Jernigan. The principal organizers of the Safe Exit Summit are Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays (PFOX); Voice of the Voiceless; and Equality and Justice for All. Family Research Council is a supporting sponsor of the event.

The lawyer who got destroyed by the SPLC is getting an award! That’s so sweet. As you might have noticed, the attendees and speakers at these things are always the same six or seven nutjobs.

AUDIO: Safe Exit organizer Christopher Doyle [photo], about whom I’ve written many times, appeared on Christian radio from the Duggar Fest to declare that one of the people attending the event will be a man who has had “10,000 partners.”

RELATED: The inaugural event in 2013 was a hilarious disaster in which fewer than ten people showed up after American Family Association radio shrieker Sandy Rios had predicted it would draw “thousands of ex-gays.” That failure came after they had canceled “Ex-Gay Pride Month” due to “anti-ex-gay extremism.” Several weeks later a massive crowd of tens attended an “Ex-Gay Awareness Dinner” held at a secret bunker deep under Washington DC. 

  • oikos

    What a great way to start my morning: laughing.
    http://media1.giphy.com/media/u36Ow6jBvWCFW/giphy.gif

    • vorpal

      And here I thought that that was a picture of Sandy Rios, far-right heterosexual Christian and biggest ex-gay supporter in all the land. (Those two things seem to bizarrely go together all the time. I wonder why that could be?”

      • oikos

        Have you ever seen Sandy and this shark together? Hmmmmmmm.

        • barracks9

          Strangely enough, this particular movie shark (Bruce, from Finding Nemo) was voiced by Barry Humphries – otherwise known as Dame Edna Everidge. Coincidence? I think not!

          • TheManicMechanic

            I loved the sharks in this movie.

  • TommyTune

    I can’t wait for Chris Doyle to get busted by the cops for sucking dick in the bushes somewhere. It’s going to happen – it’s only a matter of time. As for those 10,000 partners, how much you wanna bet that Doyle went straight home after that interview and beat off thinking about how much fun it would be to get laid by that many men?

    • Hardley

      I think he is in a state of shock that despite the guy being willing to fuck just about anything, Doyle still ended up going home alone.

  • Gustav2

    Can’t wait until they have a parade!

    • Anastasia Beaverhousen

      Of one?

      • vorpal

        Oh, be nice. The other two will probably show up as well, in addition to their entourage of 50 conservative heterosexual Christian predators supporters.

        And it’ll be the most drab and boring parade in the history of parades because we can’t do anything to risk exciting them and stirring their “former” same-sex attractions.

        • Bad Tom

          So, they will take fashion tips from Kim Davis?

          • vorpal

            It’s understandable why Christians are usually so freaking unattractive. There are no hair dressers or fashion designers in heaven.

          • Steve Karper

            you mean that swine Kim davis – oink oink

            no wonder shes been married 4 times when she flies somewhere she has to rent all the seats in a 747. Perhaps she should get a c5a- carries two M1Abrams tanks

          • vorpal

            It would make for some damned expensive honeymoons, no?

        • Steve Karper

          stopbaptistpredatprs.org

          Bishopaccountability.org (catholic)lists of religious leaders fcking little boys and girls

        • Timothy Kincaid

          Oh come on. It will be full of glitter and butterflies. Remember, this isn’t a parade of straight people we’re talking about. Just because you say that you aren’t gay anymore doesn’t mean that you’re not.

          • vorpal

            I am trying to imagine what a suicidal rainbow would look like.

    • they tried a rally outside of SCOTUS and that was a huge flop so now they only meet in private to avoid pictures that show just how few people show up.

      • Steve Karper

        Reminds me of that brian brown anti scotus taking on marriage equality

        50,000 expected, 1000-2000 showed up – this was one of the first indications that the right wingers were losing the equal marriage battle

        brown btw was a quaker who became catholic, the church runs a fix gays program

        I met two of them – they both said “Matthew Shepards parents should have fixed him”
        thats just how these programs work sometimes – fill them full of self hatred and turn it around onto others who cant fight back

        Reminds me of how 500 years ago in Europe they determined if someone (mostly women but some males also) were witches

        put them on a boat – set it on fire and shoved it into the current

        if they burned to death they were witches. if they didnt usually they drowned

    • CanuckDon

      Everyone walks backwards.

      • DumbHairyApe

        While in a state of DEEP denial.

        • vorpal

          They’re likely to slip on their own tears and end up in a huge tiny pile.
          I imagine they’d like that… quite a bit.

        • barracks9

          So far in denial, they got their passports stamped for Sudan.

      • Austin Bennett

        And wear blinders

    • b

      I would love to watch a misery parade. Parade around the straight wives who could could have been eaten out by hot guys who dig that pus-meat, instead of the “christian” guys who want men.

      • Bj Lincoln

        Speaking of wives, I thought there was a show coming on ….”My Husband is NOT Gay” or some shit. Was that canceled?

        • Jonathan

          I think ti was cancelled after two shows. The “Star” was a mormon gay man married to a yearning, desperate unfucked wife. It wasn’t very riveting telvision, to say the least.

          • Steve Karper

            I know an ex gay who got rid of the x gay baloney – it was about 6 inches long, and inch across and smelled real bad, dumped it every day or so

    • vorpal

      Will anyone notice?!?!

      • Gustav2

        Would they even need a permit?

    • Snarkaholic

      After which they’ll all stop at Starbucks…for SIX jizz lattes.

      • RKitty01

        ick

      • Steve Karper

        ou dont need starbucks bet that the louder they protest re gay rights, the more their mouth looks round from that stuff that btw is heavily proteen and forms in the givers gonads

      • Ginger Snap

        I’m stopping at Starbucks today on my way to work. I have yet to try the “Semen Lattes” maybe today will be the day.

    • Gyeo

      What would they even do at an ex-gay parade? Carry signs saying “We’re totally not gay!” while wearing fifty shades of beige?

      • Marides48

        Maybe with a little bit of brown too?

    • JustDucky
    • Todd20036

      In summary:

      Events don’t last a month long

      No one is aware because they keep the meetings and events secret

      There is no such thing as an ex-gay

      And they wonder why their allies use them solely for grifting and everyone else views them as freaks.

      • Ginger Snap

        I just came out in my post as “ex-gay” I’m a faggot now. LOL

    • Paula

      The last time they tried to have a parade, drivers got annoyed because they thought 3 crackheads were high and walking in the road.

  • Wynter Marie Starr

    So, basically bisexuals who are reluctant to admit it are getting a whole month instead of a day.

    (Or self loathing closet cases. Isn’t there a mental illness awareness month? I think that’s much more important than “ex gay” month.)

    • They call it a month but this is the only event that happens so really it’s just an ex-gay propaganda weekend event and to make themselves feel important they declare that they have an entire month. also you got to love how it is supposedly an “awareness” event and yet it is closed to the media and general public.

      • Gustav2

        I doubt if they have one “still ex-gay” for every day of a whole month.

        • Nope, at least not ones that would actually show up to such an event. Indeed most of the people at that event don’t even claim to be ex-gay, it’s an ex-gay event filled with heterosexual anti-gay activists and a few others who are ex-gay for pay.

      • Wynter Marie Starr

        Huh, excellent point about the “awareness” part. I certainly wasn’t aware that it was a closed event.

        I feel sorry for the so called “ex-gays” in that they must be miserable and unhappy. But, I have a lot more anger about the damage they cause to LGBT youth.

        • Yeah they don’t want any media reporting on how many people are in attendance, or any pictures, or any reporting on the crazy stuff they say at the event. They want to make a lot of noise about the event to pretend that they are still relevant but they don’t want to show what goes on behind the curtain.

          • zhera

            And then they’ll complain about being ignored by MSM.

          • Wynter Marie Starr

            The people going in should be photographed and identified, especially if they are straight anti gay activists and ex-gays for pay.

            I think a lot of people are finally getting the point that you can’t change your sexuality, it’s just something innate like your eye color. All but the most die hard extremists that is.

          • Yes however they hide the info about where the event will be unless you register so the only way to get that info would be to give them money. So yeah, it’s not just a closed “awareness” event but it’s a hidden “awareness” event. That how absurd it is.

          • Wynter Marie Starr

            LOL. Anyone who wastes their money in this fashion deserves to be fleeced.

          • medaka

            I think it might have been Doyle that Joe photographed at their luggage lifting event in Philadelphia a few years ago. At a hotel near the airport. And Chris kept yelling Thtop it! at Joe.

            Must check to make sure I’m not confusing Chris with another damaged “ex-gay.”

          • Wynter Marie Starr

            I’m really glad I put my coffee down. I can hear him yelling, “Thtop it!”

          • Jonathan

            You can change your sexual orientation but that sibiliant “S”? Stuck with it for life!!

          • Wynter Marie Starr

            Well, you could repress your orientation. Changing it? Not so much.

          • Reality.Bites

            Here, just pretend the drummer and lead singer change places.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfuFZfL7qps

          • medaka

            Found it! YAY! It was Chris Doyle.

            The tall bald guy is Christopher Doyle, an “ex-gay” who is on the board of PFOX and who is on staff with “ex-gay” whackadoodle Richard Cohen as a “Sexual Reorientation Coach” at the International Healing Foundation. If that wasn’t enough for this professionally “former” cocksucker, he writes newspaper editorials arguing against the Day Of Silence. Anyway, I don’t think pillow-whacker Richard Cohen has totally gotten Doyle in touch with his “natural masculine nature,” because when I kept taking photos, Doyle put his hand on his hip and hissed, “I don’t need this. Why don’t you just sssssssstop!”

            http://joemygod.blogspot.com/2010/11/douchebags-of-narth.html

      • Todd20036

        I think the “month” part is to counteract the Gay Pride Month of June where multiple cities have events, including parades, with massive amounts of press coverage.

        At Capitol Pride, I’ve seen ex-gays protest – Jesus will forgive, but if you don’t change you will burn in hell for eternity. That kind of crap.

        Funny, they will come to our events, but they sure as hell won’t let us protest theirs.

        You’d think they were ashamed of themselves. But that cannot be true.

        • yeah that was their thinking behind having a month, to say “see we are just like another sexual orientation”. But while pride month actual has events that last all month long and in
          multiple places their “month” only has this one tiny/ hidden event. They like to make it sound like they are bigger then what they are…its why they have multiple skeleton orgs that back this event, Doyle likes to make his footprint sound bigger then it is with these fake groups that are nothing more than a webpage run by Doyle.

          • WildwoodGuy

            I would bet he likes to make more than his ‘footprint’ sound bigger than it is! Dreamer!

        • RDnDC

          October in DC brings 17th St High Heel Race, perhaps a contingent of these Ex-Gays can all dress like Kim Davis.

        • RoFaWh

          Henceforth, the only approved response to anyone saying “Jeebus will forgive” or “gawd will smite” should be

          What? You actually believe that bullshit? Amazing! Ha ha ha ha.

          The concluding burst of laughter is important because laughter is the weapon against which there is no defense.

    • Beagle

      Coincidentally, the first full week of October (yes, next week, kicking off “Ex-Gay” Awareness Month, is Mental Illness Awareness Week. (Also known as Mental Health Awareness Week, but the other name seems to fit the likes of Doyle better.) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mental_Illness_Awareness_Week
      There’s also a Month, but it’s May.

      • clay

        And Coming Out Day is in October– we’ll get more people on one day than they can accumulate over an entire month.

  • M Jackson

    What’s that saying about a tree falling in an empty forest?

    • Todd20036

      Nice nature spot for a porno

  • Gustav2

    10,000 divided by 250 a year equals 40 years? Honey, no one is THAT cute for 40 years.

    • Yup and he claims that this story is about a young man he is working with, which at that rate and if he started at 10 would make the man 50. Math is hard for Doyle and of course we will never ever see this client

  • Michael Rush

    Two people who would never steer you wrong …

    • zhera

      Mat Staver is incapable of an actual smile. I think he’s a robot.

      • Michael Rush

        He looks like and ad for a place that does dentures and lobotomies .

        • Gustav2

          Or he is gritting his teeth being so close to even an “ex-gay.”

          • vorpal

            Chris Doyle is an ex-gay like an orange is an ex-apple.
            The proper term for him is heterosexual pedophile due the molestation of the little girls under his mom’s child services care.

            I have never seen a shred of evidence to suggest that he was remotely gay.

        • RoFaWh

          “Grimace” is the technical term.

      • Jonathan

        Why do they all have that really vacant christian stare? With forced smiles to show how happy Jesus has made them?

        • zhera

          While brainwashed, the empathy center in the brain is killed. True fact!

        • Todd20036

          Mostly because their happiness is forced. You can see that in their eyes.

      • DonnaLee

        Actually….where is Doyle’s other hand?

        • B Snow

          HAHAHAHAHA and ew!

    • That pic is all kinds of creepy…

      • Justin

        Indeed.

    • delk

      Uncle Fester and Festering Sore

    • Herald

      Matt Staver is just jealous because he is not getting awards for losing in court.

    • RoFaWh

      Staver’s photographs make it clear that he is NOT a happy man. He doesn’t understand the distinction between “Smile!” and “Grimace for the camera”. Of course, anyone who had to deal with the Davis bitch would have the same problem. Dealing with Kim is not a fun time.

      And what’s with that dire, flashy-sort-of tie that doesn’t go at all well with his suit? And he needs a haircut in that photo, too, while we’re pointing out various wardrobe, haircut, and facial expression failures.

      • clay

        Are they wearing the same jacket? Doyle’s shirt and tie are too casual for it and Mat’s doesn’t fit his shoulders correctly.

  • dp

    Oh, zip it Lex Luthor, no one cares or believes a word that comes out of your mouth…

  • I’m aware that there are exactly ZERO ex-gays. Thanks for the reminder.

  • bryan

    ‘Safe Exit’ to Suicide : They are just another christian fundamentalist death cult.

  • oikos

    😉

    • vorpal

      Doyle Drag.
      My ability to stick to my diet today now promises to not be threatened.

      • oikos

        The wig of the wigless.

    • Steven Leahy

      LOL that’s NOT an improvement.

    • Marides48

      That’s extra creeeepie!

  • Jan Wesselius

    I will have to wait until the ex-straight gathering.
    Ex-gays will always be men of quiet desperation.

    • Justin

      Not quiet enough.

  • I love how their keynote speaker and award winner both aren’t even people who claim to be ex-gay. Their movement is so small that they need to fill their event with heterosexual anti-gay activists who support the myth that “change is possible”

    Oh and then you have two “orgs” Voice of the Voiceless; and Equality and Justice for All which are both just small side projects by Chris Doyle.

    • vorpal

      The social awkwardness of Chris Doyle CANNOT be overstated. Watch him sadly wander around DC by himself preaching his “ex-gay” cause while making people profoundly uncomfortable and creeped right the fuck out.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EBQzKlZKio

      • Halloween_Jack
        • Bj Lincoln

          WTF?!

          • Halloween_Jack

            If there were a Gay Cabal, I’d swear that this guy was a deep-cover ratfucking operative assigned to make the XG types seem as ridonkulous as possible.

        • Jonathan

          Is a McNutt like a McDonalds version of an actual nut? She looks so sane in that photo.

        • Lumpy Gaga

          “I said I’ve had 10,000 COLORS on me….”

        • RoFaWh

          I am persuaded that fundagelical religion (and some others), while it doesn’t exactly drive people crazy, does have that effect on those with a predisposition toward certain forms of mental illness.

      • medaka

        Harassing tourists. Good work, Chris!

      • Bryan

        As his t-shirt reads, “Let’s get one thing straight, we’re NOT gay.”
        LOL

  • Baltimatt

    I’m sure we can get a lot more testimonies from JMG readers who have left Christianity or other religions.

  • WNY

    Clearly, Chris Doyle’s eyebrows wanted no part of this Ex-Gay Awareness Month and just left his face altogether.

  • TomF.

    As always, I can’t resist posting this picture.

  • Michael Rush

    from The Office …

    Angela: “If you pray hard enough, you can turn yourself into a cat person.”
    Oscar: “Those guys always turn back, Angela.”

  • I love the claim that Doyle makes re the supposed client with 10,000 sex partners. He says that if you do the math that comes out to 250 partners a year. Well at that rate it takes 40 years to get to 10,000 which means that even if this man started as young as 10 he would be 50. But Doyle claims that this is a young man so does a 50 year old now count as a “young client”?? the math doesn’t quite add up there Doyle.

    • Gustav2

      Fundies can’t do math or the real world.

      • Marides48

        Blame it on home schooling. There’s no algebra in the bibull.

    • zhera

      Ex-gay math is just like Catholic math.

      Doyle and his ilk are so pathetic there are really no words for it. I absolutely LOATHE tem for what they are doing to their victims. I hope there will be plenty of lawsuits against them in the future.

    • Bj Lincoln

      Maybe 2 per day?

    • jmax

      10,000 sex partners? He’s not ex-gay, he’s just resting.

    • Ginger Snap

      I’ve slept around a lot and still do and haven’t reached a number this high. I would like to meet a guy who has screwed 10,00 guys and then he’d have slep with 10,001 guys.

    • B Snow

      If he had 500 in a year (< 2/day) it would take 20 years to reach 10,000. From the ages of 16 to 36? It seems possible. Is Doyle old enough to think 36 is "a young man"?

      But so what? What does the number of partners have to do with anything, as long as everything is consensual and safe?

      We see again and again in these stories that ex-gays equate being gay with having a lot of sexual partners and with taking drugs. They don't like the promiscuity and drug use, but instead of stopping THOSE behaviors, they say they have to stop being gay. Does that "logic" make sense to ANYONE?

  • Sam_Handwich

    i’m so behind – haven’t even unpacked my ex-gay yard decorations! so much to do, so little time!

    • Gustav2

      Were you issued your “ex-gay” flag?

      • Sam_Handwich

        yes, and a Christopher Doyle snowglobe!

        • Gustav2

          A Christopher Doyle snowglobe is a bobblehead, right?

          • DumbHairyApe

            Yes, it’s made by Fleshjack.

          • greenmanTN

            It has plucked hair in it instead of snow….

          • Chuck in NYC

            Shaved eyebrows, ex-gay? Really?

          • greenmanTN

            I think Doyle has trichotillomania, an irresistible compulsion to pull out his own hair. Hmmm, I wonder why a self-loathing “ex-gay” might be so anxious that he feels the need to do such a thing? Gee, it’s such a mystery!

          • Todd20036

            Actually, I’ve seen this condition before. Some people are literally allergic to body hair, so it all falls out, including eyebrows, underarm hair, etc.
            It’s not dangerous, but it does make one look odd.
            Doyle’s real issue is that he’s a self hating bigot, but his skin condition makes him very recognizable.

  • Ed Burrow

    ok…i’m not going to address the “meat” of this clip just yet. i’m going to address the guy who had 10k partners. did you hear their revulsion when that was brought up? here’s the thing….if someone is enjoying having multiple partners, so what? as long as all persons involved are consenting, who am i (or anyone else) to judge?

    • Well they love to push the line that “gays are just sex obsessed promiscuous people who have non-stop sex with everyone”. Since we never see their supposed clients they just make up stories that fit with the narrative that they want to push and this is an example of that. Doyle doesn’t actually have a young client with over 10,000 sex partners he just made that up so say “see my clients can’t find love and aren’t happy and need my help to “change” all their stories about their supposed clients involve people who had huge numbers of partners were sexually abused, and had some form of substance abuse in their life.

      • Ed Burrow

        i’m no where near 10,000, and i’m 37. time’s seriously wasting..

        • Talisman

          I’m sure Doyle would gladly help you increase your number.

          • Ed Burrow

            i’ll pass.

        • WNY

          I’m willing to help you ‘make your numbers’ if you want to try to catch up. haha

    • Todd20036

      Well I can judge.

      Technique:
      Variety
      Performance, including performance issues
      Kinkiness
      (Intended) cleanliness
      Interaction
      Attire (if not completely nude)
      Quality of poppers
      Quality of lube

      Plenty of categories to choose from.

      I’m missing your point, aren’t I?

      • Ed Burrow

        no todd. i don’t think you are.
        let’s do….lunch…
        )

      • RoFaWh

        If they’re completely nude, manscaping (if any) should also be judged.

        As should decorative elements like tats and piercings.

    • RoFaWh

      In the latter part of the nineteenth century, the cops in Paris would ask prostitutes they’d arrested why they sold their bodies. In many cases (something like 30%) the answer was that they liked sex a lot, and what better way to have lots of sex than to sell your everlovin’ bod?

      NB: That 30% figure is a stab in the dark; it’s been a l-o-n-g time since I read this and all I can remember is that the fraction of sex-lovers among whores was not a small number.

  • Richard Rush

    We need to hijack Ex-Gay Awareness Month and inject it with some honesty by renaming it Ex-Gay Fraud Awareness Month.

  • vorpal

    “Ex-Gay Awareness Month is almost here”

    No, it isn’t. Just like “Murder a Kitten for Kim Davis” month isn’t almost here, and no matter how many times you declare October to be that, sorry, pedo-Doyle, but if you can’t muster up at least one member of your “group” for every day of the month, you don’t get a month.

  • Blake Jordan

    What a bunch of fucking losers, just cease to exist already.

    • The anti-gay movement wants to keep the “change is possible” myth alive that way they can say “we aren’t anti-gay we just want to help people to go get the help they need to be cured”. So with that in mind the anti-gay movement tosses just enough money to the ex-gays to keep them afloat. They don’t do much but they do keep the “change is possible” flag flying. And so that’s why they are still around even as their client base has all but completely vanished.

  • vorpal

    I guess that I am:
    = An ex-Christian and not an atheist
    = An ex-university student and not a university graduate
    = An ex-37 year old and not a 38 year old
    = An ex-child and not an adult

    • Ed Burrow

      i’m an ex-ex-fellatio artist.
      oh, who the hell am i kidding?

    • Reality.Bites

      You’re also an ex-36 year old, 35, 30, 25, etc. So be like Chris and pick one no one will believe in a million years!

    • Todd20036

      I’m an ex-virgin, and not slut.
      I’m ex-under endowed
      I’m ex-unemployed.
      I could have fun with this.

  • 10,000 partners eh? well, get her.

    • Sounds like everyone already has.

      • Reality.Bites

        This reminds me: last night I was returning home and passing through customs and immigration. I was asked if I’d been in contact with anyone with Ebola in the last 30 days and replied, “Gosh, I sure hope not.” The officer said, “Me too.”

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Nobody likes a braggart.

  • j.martindale

    It is a sign of success that their gatherings have few comers. They have repressed their attraction to one another, and now demonstrate their success in ridding themselves of same sex attraction by never approaching one another. See.

    • vorpal

      But change IS possible.

      You could always feel more and more guilty through predatory and manipulative therapies run by far-right heterosexual Christians until you hang yourself in your closet, thus curing those pesky same-sex attractions once and for all. Success!

  • dcurlee

    They are expecting a big turn out compared to last year……11

  • johnn

    *SIGH* if only i could have changed…

  • StSean

    Powder will certainly have a busy month not going to the Midtown Spa.

  • Mark McGovern

    Ok, let’s just put this out there. I don’t give a shit about FRC policy. I tried to be straight, but it didn’t work. I was always gay and will always be gay.

    Furthermore, even if the FRC somehow actually (against all odds) embraced science and found a “cure” for gay, I wouldn’t take it in a million years. You know why FRC? I LIKE being gay. I am GLAD I am gay. I am PROUD to be gay. I LIKE gay sex. I LOVE the beautiful relationship I have with the kindest man in the world. I am NOT depressed, suicidal, or fascist. I am a happy well adjusted gay man married for 18 years.

    Please FRC, go FUCK yourself.

  • Michael Rush

    Todd Courser claimed he was caught having sex with a male prostitute to help hide an ongoing romantic fling with fellow Republican representative Cindy Gamrat . Is this ” ex gay ” ?

    • Beagle

      No, just garden variety douchebag.

  • Sean

    Nope.

  • Dramphooey

    It is indeed. Just the other day I was visiting the Spirit store and was enjoying some of the ex-gay animatronics, some of which looked a lot like Christopher Doyle. Get some for your yard!

  • Should be quite a shindig, if all six of them show up.

  • leo77

    Dr. Michael L. Brown.

    Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages and Literatures from New York University.

    So no qualifications in therapy what so ever.

    • Rebecca Gardner

      When you mention his Ph.D. I think of this famous, awesome, scene from “The West Wing.”

      https://youtu.be/S1-ip47WYWc

    • clay

      He’s an expert on Leviticus.

  • leo77

    Charles Limandri, wins an award for mounting a first amendment defense in a consumer fraud case. The bar is low.

    • Beagle

      And losing. Don’t forget that part.

  • Silver Badger

    I am aware that ex-gay doesn’t work. There. Case closed.

  • Ken McGee

    Would someone please start a GoFundMe page to raise money so this man can buy some eyebrows!

  • Greg B.

    October: The month we all dress up and pretend to be someone we’re not. How fitting.

    • B Snow

      You win this thread. 🙂

  • Tosufai

    Powder shouldn’t have left that basement.

  • Dagoril

    They’ve announced the dates! I wonder which undisclosed location they will use this year? You know, because Big Gay continues to terrorize them by mocking their stupid asses.

    • Bj Lincoln

      1000 ^

  • Michael Senesac

    Hip, Hip Hurray for the x-gay.

  • Tony Prost

    “a man who has had “10,000 partners.” I never got my invitation!!!

    • Reality.Bites

      It got lost in the male. (After 10,000 he wasn’t the tightest guy in town).

  • Reality.Bites

    10,000 partners. So in other words, he’s been with every ex-gay in America. And 9.999 other people.

    • Jonathan

      That would take some serious work to fuck 10,0000 people. How exhausting. No wonder he’s ex-gay, he’s too tired to suck another dick!!

    • DonnaLee

      That would have to be a star, and if they had an ex-gay star, there would be no glue strong enough to hold their mouths shut.

  • Bj Lincoln

    My mind saw the headline and thought I had to be on the lookout for dangerous ex-gays.
    Not enough coffee…….

  • Raising_Rlyeh

    Let them commence with the ceremonial sucking of cock at the bookstore glory-hole.
    10,000 partners, really? That’s a new partner every night for almost 28 years. That would be rather impressive.

    • Reality.Bites

      I’m all young and innocent. Is it true there really used to be places where you could go and buy books?

  • Curly Sue

    Christopher Doyle and that handicapped girl from Gummo – separated at birth?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n88eAEYjHY4

    • Bj Lincoln

      That was too much with no coffee…..

  • vstill

    …attending the event will be a man who has had “10,000 partners.”

    So, after 27+ years of fucking every single day, he’s decided that enough is enough? I think he’s just tired. Give ‘im a few days to recover.

    • Azima Khan

      That’s the real secret to ex gay therapy. Fuck till you’re tired of it and then do something else

  • Jonathan

    Wacthing these “ex-gay” videos on Youtube, these are the craziest people I’ve ever heard.

    “casting out my gay demon” ???? Does that consist of throwing out your dildo collection and plugging your favorite bookstore glory hole so satan doesn’t tempt you? Most are hopelessly dumb and damaged and they all sound like they’ve had lobotomies. How sad.

    • RoFaWh

      It may be that the only issue ex-gays actually have is that they never remember to soak their dildos and buttplugs in a sink of hot water before use.

  • RKitty01

    why doesn’t he have eyebrows

    • Ben in Oakland

      Eyebrows are so…Gay!!!!!!

    • clay

      he has alopecia– he also lacks nostril hair, body hair, and eyelashes– not a fun condition in hot, dusty areas.

    • Tor

      Ex-bear.

  • sw42

    Love the screen cap, “Voice of the voiceless”. You assholes are pretty loud from where I’m sitting.

  • Necessitas

    There is REAL hope and healing for those suffering from the malady of religionism!
    Every year TENS of THOUSANDS of people leave religionism behind and become decent people when they lose the hatred, bigotry, and superstition of religionism.

    The trend is gaining enormous traction with the world becoming less and less religionistic every year! At the present rate, all religionism will be eradicated from the world in under 200 years and humanity will finally be free from the insane judgementalism, hatred, insanity, and violence it spawns.

    Together we CAN find the cure!

    • Reality.Bites

      Not only to they leave it behind, they’re willing to actually show up in public and talk about it. We’ve had lots of people come here and talk about how they left religion. Not even the trolls have been stupid enough to claim to be ex-gay and expect anyone to believe them.

      • clay

        Not only do they leave it behind, they’re willing to actually show up in public and NOT talk about it.

        Okay if they want to be ex-gay, but must they insist on shoving it down our (youths’) throats?

  • Paula

    Their cotillion might actually have 20 people attending this year.

    • Reality.Bites

      Cotillion? More like a middle school dance – girls on one side of the room and boys on the other side, no one willing to crossing the divide.

      • Macbill

        No, these are experienced self-deniers, they wear their breads well. they will pair up, male and female.

  • TJay229

    Is this his father..?

    • Chris Larosa

      Hot!

  • Jeffrey

    I am aware that there are gay men who put their dicks in lady holes so they can go to the Wonderland In The Sky after they die. Is that aware enough for you?

    • Lumpy Gaga

      TMI!

  • geoffalnutt

    Why don’t we just start with ‘awareness’. You have none.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    November is Ex White Month
    December is Ex Human Month

  • YakHerder

    WHAT a load of HORSE SHIT!

  • mikeinrkfd

    Hereafter October will be known as the month of Denial.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    One man’s Exit is another’s entrance.

  • delk

    The Summit will also feature testimonies by individuals who have left homosexuality and entertainment by ex-gay Christian songwriter and singer Dennis Jernigan.

    Nice comma usage.

  • Austin Bennett

    Is it too much to go undercover? It would really put my acting skills to the test.

  • prjoe

    Guys, guys, guys, you’re being much too harsh on him. When I was 25, I was a brunet. Now that I’m 64, what little hair I have left is gray. I’m an ex-brunet so maybe he IS an ex-gay. Maybe.

  • jomicur

    They’d need an “Ex-Gay Awareness Century” to turn up even one or two people who take them seriously.

  • Tom G

    I understand it’s also Loch Ness Monster awareness month.

  • Guess

    WIT OF THE WITLESS

  • Octavio

    What color are we supposed to wear for Ex-Gay month?

    • Guess

      “DONATE NOW!” Green.

  • Steve Karper

    btw re fixing gays

    at the 2011 NGTLF convention here in baltimore, two youth who had been thru this pure BS spoke

    out of 12 kids in their class, 5 committed suicide within a year

    fortunately this fundi BS is also dying When Exodus ( the unbrella group for this anything but xtian closed down, Allan chanbers appologized for all the pain it had cause

    Ontario and England are banning this garbage.

    USA info (banned in CA and NJ

    http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2015/04/where-the-states-stand-on-gay-conversion-therapy.html

  • BobSF_94117

    Wait?!?! They get a whole month? That’s like 2.33 days each!

  • Fyva Prold

    Glans-head

  • KnownDonorDad

    Well, Halloween is in October, and we celebrate non-existent things like ghosts and zombies, so I suppose they’re trying to get in on that.

  • Queequeg

    Maybe they are hoping for a record crowd of a dozen people this year.

    • Next year they should hold it on Krispy Kream Pirate Day and the treats will be free!

      • B Snow

        I’m sorry; what? There’s a Krispy Kreme Pirate Day???!!??? How did I not know about this?????

        • Yup on “Talk Like a Pirate Day” if you go into Krispy Kreme and talk like a pirate, you receive a free doughnut! However, here is the biggie, if you not only talk like a pirate, but come dressed like one as well, then you get 1 dozen donuts free!

          http://www.talklikeapirate.com/piratehome.html

          • B Snow

            But threatening the employees with cutlass and pistol is probably taking it too far, right?

            Awesome. Thanks!!

          • Yeah, you know how funny folks get when one waves around a pistol and cutlass yelling, “You’ve just been boarded by the Dred Pirate Snow! Arrrr!! Give me all your golden donut treasure me beauty!”

          • B Snow

            Why, no, I have no idea what people’s reactions are when–I mean if, IF! that were to happen……

          • hahhahaahhahahaaaaa!

  • Jeffrey

    What month is Eyebrow Awareness Month-oops, sorry. You wouldn’t know.

  • Humans also used to believe in sorcery and magic, demons possessing innocent beings, virgin births……oh wait, this group believes in all of this. Ok, carry on with your dark ages sensibilities.

  • Ginger Snap

    I’m coming out as ” ex-gay” today on JMG. I’d like everyone to know I am now a Flaming Drag Queen Faggot. Feels so much better to be “ex-gay.” I’m Ginger Snap and I approve of my post.

  • Chris Larosa

    I attended no less than 6 ‘ex-gay’ groups and various personal ‘ex-gay’ counselors for over a decade. yep – it’s all 100% total bullshit fueled by wishful thinking, self-loathing, fear, junk science, primitive ‘psychology’, a total misuse of Romans 1, and most of all self-deception. In spite of the very public collapse of Exodus Intl and the huge parade of ‘ex-gay’ leaders and counselors that have thoroughly rejected their past lives, the miniscule and very vocal ‘ex-gays’ continue to provide hope to fundamentalist parents and those ‘suffering’ from SSA to convince the masses that ‘change CAN happen’. Even as long as there is just ONE person who claims to be ‘ex-gay’, that’s all they need to be convinced. All those ex-‘ex-gays’ decrying the deception? Just a bunch of lost heathens who are serving the devil. And this defines the movement: self-deception cajoled by those that embrace their self-deception. And then there’s the ex-spouse and kids that suffer in the end…

  • Timothy Kincaid

    And just in time, former president of Exodus International, Alan Chambers, has released his book about rejecting the fear-based theology behind the ex-gay movement.

  • TheManicMechanic

    We are unfortunately aware of dipshits.

  • Jack M.

    I witnessed the first Ex-Gay Awareness event. It was amazing. It was in Washington DC. There were so many people there! As far as the eye can see, the streets were filled with people. Of course, those were just DC residents and had nothing to do with the event. But on one park bench, the ex-gays totally ruled!

  • GanymedeRenard

    An ex-gay person is as real as a Martian unicorn.

    A couple of questions, love: “Ex-gay”? Why don’t you call yourself straight?

  • finally a “holiday” for my ex

  • EqualityForAll

    Instead of Ex-Gay Awareness month, let’s declare a Gay-Ex Awareness month. We could celebrate all the ex’s that we’ve dumped over the years.

  • Gerry Fisher

    I’m aware that they don’t exist. I like to get my work done ahead of time. [yeaaah, RIGHT!]

  • Gianni

    I don’t see the need to be aware of ex-gay people. Good luck to them. Been changed? That would mean you are now str8 and one of the wonderful majority of the normals. Why do we need to be aware of you? We, here, all know that it is a lie and that most of you won’t admit that to yourselves until years later after you’ve married (to prove your str8 bona fides) and struggled for years trying to pretend those desires for male company are gone. They never go away. Just like a str8 man can never get rid of his desire for women. It’s a scam to remove your money from your wallet.

  • Yes, gentle gays and gayelles, be aware there are crazy people out there among you.