John Paulk, an icon of the “ex-gay” movement who long claimed to be “cured” of his homosexuality, has officially announced he is still gay and is “truly, truly” sorry for the harm he caused.
In a formal, public apology Wednesday, Paulk said, “For the better part of ten years, I was an advocate and spokesman for what’s known as the ‘ex-gay’ movement, where we declared that sexual orientation could be changed through a close-knit relationship with God, intensive therapy and strong determination. At the time, I truly believed that it would happen. And while many things in my life did change as a Christian, my sexual orientation did not.”
Paulk’s new view that so-called “reparative therapy” is harmful echoes the opinion of every major medical and psychiatric association in the U.S., which view “gay cures” as “inappropriate, unethical and inhumane.” Read more at PolicyMic.com