Greg Quinlan, the President of Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays and Executive Director of Equality and Justice For All, has come forward in support of Rep. Michele Bachmann and her husband, Marcus Bachmann. Quinlan, a self-described ex-gay, writes:
Apparently, Mr. Bachmann...operates several counseling centers which also offer services to homosexual clients seeking to overcome unwanted same-sex attractions. But because even one ex-gay proves that homosexual behavior is not innate or immutable, the gay lobby’s fear of their former members results in false claims and attacks aimed at preventing homosexuals from exercising their right to self-determination. They cannot bear to have even one homosexual leave homosexuality, hence their outrage at Dr. Bachmann.
I know because I am ex-gay myself. I suffer more harassment as a former homosexual than I ever did as an out and proud homosexual.
The ex-gay community includes thousands of former homosexuals like myself who benefited from counseling. We did not choose our homosexual feelings, but we did exercise our right to seek help to change those feelings. As a registered nurse, I saw hundreds of gay men die of AIDS before I finally left the gay lifestyle.
Quinlan goes on to describe the gay minority as "wealthy and politically powerful" and he laments the treatment he and others in the "ex-gay" community face. Click here to read the rest.