A new video from a Christian nonprofit, marketing itself as “Next Generation Evangelism,” called Anchored North (because North Star, we guess?) is presenting “evidence” that gay conversion therapy works.
The non-ironically titled video “Love is Love,” starts out with teens dancing to party music on a rooftop and two girls holding hands, like a progressive commercial for Claire’s, and features a woman named Emily Thomes, who is a reformed lesbian in all but her haircut. Prior to moving from darkness to “the light,” she was rocking a serious Bieber ‘do. So, she basically went from Belieber to Believer.
According to Thomes in the video, she left a “wild” life as a lesbian to marry a man, and is now totally happy and NOT AT ALL miserable and repressed and secretly drinking a fifth of vodka every night before she has sex with her husband. And she DEFINITELY doesn’t wait until he falls asleep so that she can spend the rest of the night masturbating to videos of Kellyanne Conway in the bathroom.
“People say to me all the time, ‘I was born this way.’ I say, OK, yeah, me too,’” says Thomes in the video. “You’re not born with right affections. That’s why Jesus had to come. You feeling a desire for sin just proves you need grace like me.”
So basically, Thomes is helping Anchored North spread the deadly message that gay conversion therapy is effective in bringing “grace” to a person and reversing his or her sexual orientation. The worst part is that the insidious message is being spread on Facebook, which means it’s reaching young people.
Conversion therapy, of course, has been discredited by ALL major mental health associations, and EVEN causes numerous mental health disorders by framing “the inability to change one’s sexual orientation as a personal and moral failure,” according to the American Psychological Association.
Thomes, for her part, has defended the video on Facebook, saying in a series of false equivalences:
“Should you stop beating your wife even if you really want to continue? YES. Should you not kill someone even if you’re really wanting to go through with it? YES. Should you get clean if you have a drug problem and are destroying yourself and those who love you even if you still like getting high? YES. Should you stop cheating on your spouse even if you like the attention you’re getting from someone else? YES.”
Should Thomes be banned from Facebook until she finally admits she’s still a raging homosexual? Heavens, yes!