Georgia Evangelical Treatment Facility Where Shooter Was Patient Also Promoted Ex-Gay Torture “Therapy”

The Washington Post reports:

The first spa targeted in the Atlanta-area killings this week was in an area very familiar to Robert Aaron Long. It is located within a mile of an evangelical treatment facility where Long, charged in the shootings, spent time as a patient for what he described as “sex addiction,” according to a former roommate.

The evangelical facility, HopeQuest in Acworth, Ga., sits in a secluded forest at the end of a residential street about 30 miles outside Atlanta and down the road from Young’s Asian Massage. HopeQuest has ties to major evangelical institutions and has promoted “ex-gay therapy,” the idea that people can become heterosexual through counseling.

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