Patrick of western New York has what neither Exodus International nor any other premium-priced exgay-for-pay organization can offer:
A cure for fear of one’s sexual orientation — for just $12.99!
Blogger Norm!, a critic of the ex-gay movement, writes:
I followed a Google ad link from a gay blog to this hilarious website entitled “Cure HOCD with EFT”. It seems too ridiculous to be true, but yes for a $12.99 payment I can receive an electronic book from an anonymous author/publisher Patrick to cure my HOCD. The website doesn’t explain what HOCD is (Homosexual Obsessive Compulsive Disorder?), but makes bold promises about how EFT (emotional freedom technique) will cure HOCD. Patrick is even certified and has an impressive 100% success rate:
. . . So I decided to use EFT on my remaining programming. Within a matter of a a couple weeks my inner and outer behavior had been cleared of HOCD. I was free to be me. Free to flirt and date girls. Free to fall in love, and most of all free to enjoy my life. I decided when I was finally free of this that I would share it with the world so everyone else with these struggles could release and overcome them. I became a certified EFT practitioner, and have healed 7 of 7 HOCD sufferers. The longest client took 3 weeks.”
The domain record for hocdfree.com is only a month old, so the site seems to be brand-new. Let’s hope PayPal shuts this scam down pronto.
People who are acting out unwanted sexual behaviors — or who are obsessed with whether they’re sufficiently “heterosexual” — don’t need to pay Exodus boot camps hundreds of dollars per week, and they don’t need to pay $12.99 to down-on-their-luck anonymous dudes from suburban Buffalo.
Effective professional treatment is much less costly, financially and spiritually, than the quackery of Exodus and NARTH — and celibacy doesn’t cost a penny.