PENNSYLVANIA: Private Religious School Admits They Lied About Forcing Student To Watch Ex-Gay Video

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports:

A year ago, when a former student accused the Milton Hershey School of forcing him to watch a video meant to convert him from homosexuality, the school called the allegation “outrageous” and said it would never condone such behavior.

Now in court documents, the school’s lawyers admit that such a video was used by Hershey house parents and that it was shown to at least one student. The school maintains it doesn’t know whether the tape was shown to Adam Dobson, the former student who is now suing the private school in federal court.

Dobson contends that he was forced to watch the hour-long gay conversion tape as punishment, and that it was followed by a campaign of prayer sessions and other efforts to get him to change his sexual orientation.

“We would pray together to have God help me from being gay,” Dobson told his lawyers. Dobson said he was told by his house parents of “terrible things that happened to other gay people.”

There’s much more at the link. The video Dobson was forced to watch starred shrieking nutjob former Exodus International leader Sy Rogers. There are tons of his clips on YouTube.