Leading ex-gay ministry leaders and reparative therapists often claim that they love gay people and are just trying to help them change from gay to heterosexual. They go to great lengths to say that they offer a message of “hope”, not hate. However, the truth usually lurks right beneath the surface, as these men and women occasionally let down their guard and reveal their true anti-gay biases.

The most disturbing part about the quotes of many of these leaders is that they claim to be people dedicated to science or ministry. But it is clear by their own words that they are more interested in perpetuating discrimination and persecution, than in furthering science and spirituality. While the majority of volunteers and people involved in the ministries are good, sincere people, the same can not be said about the actions of most of their leaders. The following are anti-gay quotes by key reparative therapists and ex-gay ministry leaders. Ironically, they all claim that they are not politically motivated or anti-gay and that they love gay people.

Alan Chambers, Executive Director, Exodus North America
“I believe the gay community is a good group of people but with groups like NAMBLA [a pedophile group] riding on their coattails.”

“But as a property owner of Orlando, I wouldn’t rent to someone who is gay any more than I would rent to a person who is a practicing witch.”

“I am opposed to special rights for gays just as I am opposed to special rights for heterosexuals or smokers. I can attest to the fact that sexual orientation is not immutable and I urge the city council to vote no on this amendment [barring discrimination based on sexual orientation in Orlando, Fla.]

“One of the many evils this world has to offer is the sin of homosexuality. Satan, the enemy is using people to further his agenda to destroy the Kingdom of God and as many souls as he can.”

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The Two-Faced Love Of Exodus International

Richard Cohen, President, Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays
“The penis and the vagina fit together. Two penises and two vaginas don’t work.”

“Oppositional behavior is an integral part of homosexuality.”

“I’m very certain that people who have same-sex attractions suffer from arrested development.”

“A man with same-sex attractions may have a chameleon-like nature.”

Andrew Comisky, Founder of Desert Stream
“Satan delights in homosexual perversion because it not only exists outside of marriage, but it also defiles God’ very image reflected as male and female.”

“Another related source of demonization is the homosexual relationship itself…That attachment and communion are indeed inspired, but their source is demonic.”

Joe Dallas, Speaker, Focus on the Family’s Love Won Out conference
“If someone as deluded as I was can be brought out of homosexuality then surely anyone can.”

Anthony Falzarano, Founder, Parents and Friends Ministries
“AIDS comes from the devil, directly from Satan. He uses homosexuals as pawns and then he kills them.”

Matthew Shepard is a “predator to heterosexual men.”

Jeanette Howard, Author, Out of Egypt: One Woman’ Journey Out of Lesbianism
“Choosing to leave the lesbian life brings us into direct conflict with the satanic realm.”

Michael Johnston
“Barney Frank is a pervert.”

Kevin Abrams and Scott Lively, Authors, The Pink Swastika
“The Pink Swastika will show that there was far more brutality, torture and murder committed against innocent people by Nazi deviants and homosexuals than there ever was against homosexuals.”

Dr. Joseph Nicolosi
“I do not believe that any man can ever be truly at peace in living out a homosexual orientation.”

“I think two male bodies are anatomically incompatible. The penis was not designed to be stuck up another man’s rectum….You can’t put the penis/vagina relationship and the penis/rectum on the same level.”

“I think the homosexual condition has certain limitations to it. I think that two men in a relationship have difficulty and two women would have difficulty where there is a certain compatibility between male and female.”

Dr. Charles Socarides, Former NARTH President
“Homosexuality is a psychological and psychiatric disorder, there is no question about it. It is a purple menace that is threatening the proper design of gender distinctions in society.”

John Paulk, Focus on the Family
“We say God did not intend anyone to be this way – to be gay or lesbian.”

Michael Bussee, one of the founders of Exodus International
One of the founders of the largest “exgay” organization in the nation is now a gay man who speaks out against Exodus. Here he discusses how his early involvement in a Christian crisis hotline lead him to learn of the existence of supposed “ex-gays.” While working at the hotline Bussee was shocked to learn many Christian counselors held bizarre views about homosexuals being possessed by demons. This led Bussee to found a small “ex-gay” ministry called EXIT. EXIT later joined into a coalition of other ministries which would become known as Exodus.

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