12 Year-Old Goes “Ex-Gay” On YouTube

“I used to be gay but then I decided it was wrong and I stopped it. Now I’m very interested in girls,” says 12 year-old YouTuber ChristianU2uber in a clip posted two weeks ago. He says he learned that being gay was a sin on the news. Christianist site WorldNetDaily has taken an interest in the kid and yesterday posted an outraged opinion piece because some YouTube commenters have been abusive, telling the kid to kill himself.

A self-described Christian 12-year-old boy who dared post his views on same-sex marriage on the popular Internet video site, YouTube, has since been ridiculed and insulted by tens of thousands of comments that attack the boy, his sexuality and his faith. “Kill Christianity, and then kill yourself,” responded a YouTube community member identified as greenacidfusion. A commenter calling himself WizzyBoy 520 added, “How do you know the Bible isn’t full of lies? You, just like everyone who is against gay marriage, is a mentally retarded bigot. No exceptions. Now go to h—.” Thousands of others have simply slammed the boy by calling him a “homo” or making comments like the one from chao129: “You are against gay marriage because you are a fag in denial.”

Interestingly, WorldNetDaily fails to mention that the kid says he used to be gay, but has been tortured away from that self-realization by anti-gay news reports. Nor do they question the wisdom of his parents in allowing their child to be subjected to the vulgarities typical for YouTube.