Monday, January 01, 2018

'Ex-gay' video hit with much deserved Facebook dragging

In its heyday, the "ex-gay" movement was a somewhat successful tool used by the anti-LGBTQ industry to undermine our rights and equality. Today it's slowly but satisfyingly dying as people see the lies that it encompasses, particularly many of those who were its loudest soldiers.

 However, some folks just can't get the hint, as the above video featuring a young girl who is claiming that she is no longer a lesbian shows. It is from one of those "Oh look! we are contemporary and hip Christian" organizations" Anchored North.

Anchored North, however, is getting the hint as many viewers and responders are making it their first mission of 2018 to drag the group and the video all over Facebook.

 From Raw Story:

The video has racked up more than 1.3 million views on Facebook. But many of the top comments on the video are critical of its message.  
 “This little video is enough to push gay kids over the edge to suicide. If God changed her, why didn’t the prayers of my daughter count? So so wrong,” one Facebook user said. “I’m willing to bet good money that she is on the bisexual spectrum, or else she is really doing an injustice being in a relationship with that young man. Let me tell anyone who is gay and watching this video that God created you just exactly as you are.”  
 “This is Christians using a fear tactic to make this girl question everything and become brainwashed into their thinking and it sickens me to no end,” another user commented. “I had to break free from the toxicity of the church to be able to be who I am today. I’m not perfect but I know I’m a lot happier than I was before and I feel free. Being a Christian was living in fear and always feeling bound and a slave to a deity.”  
 “This is inhumane and brainwashing. Truly disgusting. Born gay, born a sinner? What in the world. No one should feel ashamed for who they are,” another wrote.