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Nutcase NC Congregation Tried To Beat The Gay Out Of A Member And Covered It Up (VIDEO)

Nutcase NC Congregation Tried To Beat The Gay Out Of A Member And Covered It Up (VIDEO)

For the better part of two decades, a fringe charismatic church in western North Carolina has faced accusations that it subjected its members–including kids–to horrific and even criminal abuse. Well, at long last, the bill may finally be coming due for this so-called church. A former member who is due to be tried later this year […]

Pat McCrory Spits On NC’s Transgenders, Says Trans People Don’t Exist (WITH VIDEO)

Pat McCrory Spits On NC’s Transgenders, Says Trans People Don’t Exist (WITH VIDEO)

We’ve seen some pretty outrageous legal briefs filed in defense of anti-LGBT laws. But last week, my state of North Carolina may have made one of the most outrageously homophobic and transphobic filings ever seen in an American courtroom. As far as Governor Pat McCrory is concerned, transgender people don’t deserve any legal protection because they’re merely […]

WTF? RNC Is About To Officially Endorse ‘Pray Away The Gay’ Therapy

WTF? RNC Is About To Officially Endorse ‘Pray Away The Gay’ Therapy

We may be about to learn part of the price Donald Trump paid for getting the support of the religious right after his hostile takeover of the Republican Party. Thanks to the handiwork of a veteran culture warrior, the GOP is about to give formal sanction to the utterly discredited and fraudulent practice of conversion therapy–better […]

Help Supergirl’s Best Friend Save His Cousin From Abusive ‘Pray Away The Gay’ Home

Help Supergirl’s Best Friend Save His Cousin From Abusive ‘Pray Away The Gay’ Home

It’s been amply demonstrated that attempting to turn LGBT kids straight doesn’t work. It’s also been demonstrated that this “therapy” is, by definition, incredibly abusive, and can actually cause lasting harm in the long run. Well, a number of parents still haven’t gotten the memo. Actor Jeremy Jordan–best known as Supergirl’s best friend, Winn Schott–found that […]

Video Deposition Reveals ‘Pray Away The Gay’ Outfit’s Degrading Idea Of ‘Therapy’

Video Deposition Reveals ‘Pray Away The Gay’ Outfit’s Degrading Idea Of ‘Therapy’

Last week, a New Jersey jury found that Jews Offering New Alternatives For Healing (JONAH), one of the most notorious “conversion therapy” outfits, violated the state’s Consumer Fraud Act by telling people they could be “cured” of their homosexuality. JONAH has said it will appeal a decision that may have the effect of making the […]

WATCH As A SC Megachurch Pastor Attempts To ‘Pray Away The Gay’

WATCH As A SC Megachurch Pastor Attempts To ‘Pray Away The Gay’

Personally, I had never heard of Ron Carpenter, Jr. until today, but now that I’ve seen this charlatan in action, something tells me I won’t be forgetting him anytime soon. On Wednesday, at one of his services in South Carolina, Carpenter told the gathered congregation that homosexuality is caused by demons. Near the end of […]

New Jersey Jury Finds ‘Pray Away The Gay’ Outfit Committed Fraud

New Jersey Jury Finds ‘Pray Away The Gay’ Outfit Committed Fraud

Believe it or not, today’s historic Supreme Court declaration that committed same-sex couples have the right to legally marry was actually the second major victory for gay rights in 48 hours. Yesterday, a Hudson County, New Jersey jury delivered a verdict that has the potential to be as earth-shattering as today’s ruling in the long […]

Pat Robertson To Parent: Send Your Lesbian Daughter To Camp That Will ‘Straighten Her Out’

Pat Robertson To Parent: Send Your Lesbian Daughter To Camp That Will ‘Straighten Her Out’

One of Pat Robertson’s viewers, “Lillian,” wrote in to say that she’s at her wit’s end with her lesbian daughter. On Monday’s edition of “The 700 Club,” the Virginia Beach Ayatollah suggested that Lillian send her daughter to a Christian summer camp specializing in conversion therapy. People for the American Way’s Right Wing Watch got […]

President Obama Calls For End To ‘Pray Away The Gay’

President Obama Calls For End To ‘Pray Away The Gay’

We’ve seen story after story about how conversion therapy does more harm than good. As the harm done by “pray away the gay” has become more apparent, there have been calls to ban the practice of trying to turn gay and lesbian youths straight through so-called therapy. Well, that effort gained a major supporter on […]

New Jersey Judge: ‘Pray Away The Gay’ Group Can’t Call Homosexuality A Disorder Or Disease

New Jersey Judge: ‘Pray Away The Gay’ Group Can’t Call Homosexuality A Disorder Or Disease

Back in 2012, the Southern Poverty Law Center filed a lawsuit on behalf of four gay men–Michael Ferguson, Benjamin Unger, Sheldon Bruck, and Chaim Levin–who had been clients of the more notorious conversion therapy outfits, Jews Offering New Alternatives For Healing (formerly Jews Offering New Alternatives to Homosexuality). The suit alleges that JONAH’s “therapy” amounted […]

An Interview With David From Kidnapped For Christ

An Interview With David From Kidnapped For Christ

Last month, I told you about “Kidnapped for Christ,” a powerful documentary detailing the goings-on at Escuela Caribe, a horribly abusive “Christian” boarding school deep in the mountains of the Dominican Republic. for tuition that exceeded that of Harvard, the school’s operators, New Horizons Youth Ministries, promised to put wayward kids back on the right […]

Supreme Court Turns Down Challenge To California’s Ban On Use Of “Pray Away The Gay” On Minors

Supreme Court Turns Down Challenge To California’s Ban On Use Of “Pray Away The Gay” On Minors

It may not seem like it, but there was actually some very good news from the Supreme Court yesterday. Early yesterday morning, the Supreme Court refused to hear a challenge to California’s ban on the use of conversion therapy on gay and lesbian minors. Back in 2012, California became the first state to ban the […]