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Monday, January 9, 2012

They Are the 99.9%

Posted by Dan Savage on Mon, Jan 9, 2012 at 10:57 AM

They're not OWS protestors and this isn't a post about economic inequality. No, that figure—99.9%—is the percentage of gays and lesbians who've sought Christian "counseling" to change them from gay to straight and who are still gay. Whose put that figure out there? The American Psychological Association? Truth Wins Out? Human Rights Campaign?

Nope, that's Alan Chambers' estimate. He's the head of Exodus International, the ex-gay organization whose slogan is "change is possible," which is a lie and Chambers knows it and he's now admitted it publicly:

The majority of people that I have met, and I would say the majority meaning 99.9% of them have not experienced a change in their orientation or have gotten to a place where they could say that they could never be tempted or are not tempted in some way or experience some level of same-sex attraction. I think there is a gender issue there, there are some women who have challenged me and said that my orientation or my attractions have changed completely. Those have been few and far between. The vast majority of people that I know will experience some level of same-sex attraction.

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