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Ex-Gay Christian Leader Alan Medinger Dies

Alan Medinger, the ex-gay Christian founder of the group Regeneration, died yesterday. He is survived by his wife Willa (they met in elementary school and dated in high school), their children and grand children. In one of his many writings (and there are many) about eschewing his sexuality, Medinger wrote, “In a typical fantasy I would be a boy hero leading men into battle, and then when the fighting was over, the men would use me sexually. I both longed for my own manhood and for the manhood of other men. … Homosexuality is not an affliction like mental retardation or cancer; it is a group of problems, which together produce homosexual attractions and behavior. Each of these problems must be dealt with individually.”

By:           Ryan Tedder
On:           Jun 29, 2010
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  • 34 Comments
    • merkin
      merkin

      lemme get my dancing shoes on!

      Jun 29, 2010 at 9:43 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS
      PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS

      Hey Queerts: Can ya please from now on identify ex-Gay as “ex-Gay”????. It connotates the falseness of the whole concept of being “ex-Gay”.

      This sick bastard lived a tortured life, simply because he followed the wicked dogma of a vile reprehensive religon. And refused to acknowledge what he was born as……….He looks sooooo happy with his poor wife……

      Jun 29, 2010 at 9:48 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • KWil
      KWil

      “sick bastard” ??? he’s dead.
      Im sorry, but I do NOT sign for slandering the dead.
      A voice we dont need is forever silenced. I don’t believe we should revel in this fact, just move on.

      Forgive me for thinking it is NOT okay to flaunt picket signs saying “Fags Hate Lying Ex-Fag’s”

      Jun 29, 2010 at 9:59 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ogre Magi
      Ogre Magi

      Good riddance to bad rubbish!

      Jun 29, 2010 at 10:14 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Revemupman
      Revemupman

      Insane, I never speak bad of the dead. We all end up in that same position so why do it?

      I don’t care if he raped 20 women he’s still a human being worthy of some respect..

      Jun 29, 2010 at 10:16 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jeffree
      jeffree

      I won’t rejoice over anyone’s death, but I’m glad his sick, hateful voice is silenced.

      How many gay men & women believed his lies? How many hated themselves & found a thousand MORE reasons for that hatered in reading his poisonous prose?

      I won’t dance on his grave but I’d be tempted to spit….

      Jun 29, 2010 at 10:30 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS
      PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS

      @KWil:
      @Revemupman:

      So in you guys opinon all the evil deeds a person does throughout their lives is erased by simply getting their dead on.

      Epic Fail! How many Gay teens are brainwashed by this fucking garbage about being able to turn “ex-Gay” and realize they are born that way, and can not change their sexuality any more than they can change the color of their eyes? How many teens are thrown out into the streets and have to sell their cock for cash to survive? or commit suicide because they cannot conform to the wicked dogma these scumbags preach and many parents lap up like it was absolute fact????

      Damm, according to you guys I can’t say anything bad about Hitler any more either………….

      Jun 29, 2010 at 10:39 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • alan brickman
      alan brickman

      even though he is dead. Others will continue to use him as a symbol of successful gay cures….slander away…

      Jun 29, 2010 at 10:40 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Revemupman
      Revemupman

      @PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS

      I could careless, he’s not the only guy who’s done bad in their life. I’ve done some bad deeds my damn self. Does that mean I’m suppose to disrespect myself?

      If you disagree go head and try to clown a dead guy who can give 2 fucks. HE’S DEAD!

      He is not an enemy anymore, he’s just dead. RIP… Goodbye

      Jun 29, 2010 at 10:49 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Revemupman
      Revemupman

      And YES its dumb to hate hitler still. HE’S GONE AND USELESS NOW!

      Jun 29, 2010 at 10:52 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • j
      j

      @KWil: Hahah, you’re beginning to sound like those religious nuts that he associated with. Now that he’s dead, his brain has ceased to function and all of his memories are rotting away within it. He’s a biological husk and nothing else and someday you will be too. His ideas though, are very real and are diserving of your smug condemnation. I say this man wasted his life pitifully and deserves your contempt. Judge people by their works, not how many feet under the ground they are.

      Jun 29, 2010 at 10:52 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS
      PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS

      @j: 100% Co sign. It never ceases to amaze me that so many advocate us turning the other cheek. These vile scumbags spend their lives spewing hatered against our community. Their wicked words, deeds, and works live on. And with the advent of the internets for eternity. Their words and actions have caused thousands of Gay teens to commit suicide, tens of thousands of Gays to be bashed and killed.

      @Revemupman: You don’t think Hitler hasn’t influenced millions in the years since his death?
      Nor has caused death and hurt on our community and others?? GMAFB!!!!

      They have blood on their hands and I for one don’t care if they are six feet below the earth or above it…they are vile reprehensive scumbags and I will continue refering to them as such…….

      Jun 29, 2010 at 11:03 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Revemupman
      Revemupman

      You don’t think Hitler hasn’t influenced millions in the years since his death?
      Nor has caused death and hurt on our community and others?? GMAFB!!!!

      EXACTLY, the more you speak of him the more his history will live on. Hitler is in the books and will never be forgotten.

      Jun 29, 2010 at 11:09 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Revemupman
      Revemupman

      There is no such thing as enemies in death. Death is death, respect the dead and move the fuck on. You will be 6ft under along with him one day. You will be forgotten, whereas hitler will still be talked about in history books. So who get the final laugh really?

      Jun 29, 2010 at 11:12 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • j
      j

      @Revemupman: Rofl, siding with hitler are we? Only makes your repugnant views on other threads all the more obviously. You say exactly at the beginning of your reply but miss the point of the post entirely.

      Jun 29, 2010 at 11:24 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Chris
      Chris

      That fantasy is kind of hot … uh hum

      Jun 29, 2010 at 12:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Revemupman
      Revemupman

      No ones siding with hitler idiot, hitler is dead there is NO SIDING WITH A DEAD GUY!

      I’m alive, hitler is not even of my generation……..

      Jun 29, 2010 at 12:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Revemupman
      Revemupman

      You idiots just take my words and pervert them easily. This is why I don’t follow any PC bullshit. Never once did I say Hitler is a good guy and worth love. I said the man is useless, he’s dead like sadam, elvis, james brown, Michael Jackson and all the others who are GONE.

      Jun 29, 2010 at 12:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • j
      j

      @Revemupman: You’re such a non conforming, conservitive radical, or something. I hope your life isn’t as empty as your opinions are.

      Jun 29, 2010 at 2:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • AlanReeser
      AlanReeser

      Hope it was slow and painful.

      Jun 29, 2010 at 3:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Revemupman
      Revemupman

      “You’re such a non conforming, conservitive radical, or something”

      Is this suppose to be a bad thing? And I’m whatever you want me to be, this is the internet. Make up who you think I am to satisfy your imagination.

      Jun 29, 2010 at 3:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jaroslaw
      Jaroslaw

      Revemupman – I’ll try to get through to you another way. If we can revere a person after their death for wonderful ideas and deeds, why is the reverse not acceptable to you?

      What is “sacred” or “special” about death that makes the dead worthy of respect simply because they died?

      Are you offended the dead aren’t here to defend themselves? That I could see, to a point. But not in the case of Hitler or anyone else like him insomuch as their ideas and evil are crystal clear and need to further clarification from the originator personally. And me talking about Hitler on this site doesn’t encourage a single person to convert to Nazism, those ideas have appeal on their own merits and are conveyed to the willing by other means, I’m 100% sure. Don’t you agree after thinking about it?

      Jun 29, 2010 at 3:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jaroslaw
      Jaroslaw

      sorry that was “need NO further clarification…”

      Jun 29, 2010 at 3:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Revemupman
      Revemupman

      “Are you offended the dead aren’t here to defend themselves”?

      WOW, It took that many posts for you to finally get it. Why kick a man when he’s down and out? THE FUCKER IS DEAD. No need to kick dirt in a dead man’s eye. He’s already under 6ft it!

      As far as views, anyone can pervert a good intention institution. We see this everyday with suicide bombers. So I’m not going to shoot a man when he’s already out of this game we call LIFE!

      Jun 29, 2010 at 5:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Revemupman
      Revemupman

      “What is “sacred” or “special” about death that makes the dead worthy of respect simply because they died”?

      TAKE A LOOK AT HOW PRECIOUS LIFE IS NOW:

      Now this is why humans hold death sacred…….

      You should know this HUMAN!!!!!

      Jun 29, 2010 at 5:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Devon
      Devon

      Good. I hope he suffered.

      Jun 29, 2010 at 7:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Revemupman
      Revemupman

      @Devon

      I don’t know your mother but she might suffer as well. Email me so I can laugh ok….

      revemupman@gmail.com

      Jun 29, 2010 at 7:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B
      B

      No. 21 · Jaroslaw wrote, “Revemupman – I’ll try to get through to you another way. If we can revere a person after their death for wonderful ideas and deeds, why is the reverse not acceptable to you?”

      While ‘Revemupman’ is probably just being argumentative, if he is self consistent, he’d also object to revering a person after his/her death: he said people are useless after they die (regardless of what they did while alive, presumably).

      His attitude seems to be, “if you can’t do something I like or dislike, you aren’t worth any of my attention.” He may sound crazy, but I’ve seen people who are crazier.

      Jun 29, 2010 at 11:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • counterpoll
      counterpoll

      Revemupman sounds suspiciously like (drumroll) Ja-son.

      Same bigotry.
      Same nonsense.

      Jun 30, 2010 at 1:51 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jaroslaw
      Jaroslaw

      Thank you B, I was hoping someone would notice that.

      And Revman – #23 – I didn’t “get” or “not get” your post. There is nothing in your posts to indicate WHY you object to disagreeing with the dead and so I stated it clearly so that we’re on the same page. You apparently just like to argue or sound superior.

      And what YOU don’t seem to get is that it is not the dead we disagree or agree with so much as it is the IDEAS THEY put forth.

      And hey, a thought about consistency as pointed out by “B” – the Constitution was an idea by dead men, but me and a lot of others kind of like it. Don’t you? That is what allows you free speech to talk your stupid talk!

      Jun 30, 2010 at 8:16 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Revemupman
      Revemupman

      “And what YOU don’t seem to get is that it is not the dead we disagree or agree with so much as it is the IDEAS THEY put forth”.

      This guy did not bring the idea of Christianity? He’s just another sheep clown. Focus on the real situation at hand. ALIVE EX GAYS, he is just another man who’s dead. Pay respect to the dead and shut the hell up. Who cares what his ideas were or was. Its no longer lingering up there in his brain anymore.

      “There is nothing in your posts to indicate WHY you object to disagreeing with the dead and so I stated it clearly so that we’re on the same page”.

      Disagreeing with the dead?

      WTF are you talking about? THE DEAD IS DEAD,their not able to agree to anything.

      You apparently just like to argue or sound superior.

      LOL, this is queerty not terrorist camp……

      Jun 30, 2010 at 10:26 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Revemupman
      Revemupman

      If you allow talking bad about the dead then you idiots should allow the phelps family to cuss/condemn every soldier out at their families funeral. But no, we live in a PC society.

      Fuck society…….

      Jun 30, 2010 at 10:28 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • gilber
      gilber

      manhood is a double edge razor.poor man,but he deserved it.no pity for him.

      Jun 30, 2010 at 4:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mike in Asheville, nee "in Brooklyn"
      Mike in Asheville, nee "in Brooklyn"

      ABOUT REVEMUPMAN (and the others taking the “don’t talk ill of the dead” morons):

      Its easy to explain REVEMUPMAN and his ilk; they have absolutely nothing of themselves to speak of and realize that if there is any meaing to their own lives, its has to be the meager respect they want afford them by the fact they lived a life and then they are dead.

      From the wonderful friends of Dorothy: Ding dong the witch is dead! Which old witch? The wicked witch!” Instead of Munchkins, Alan Medinger was a witch to every confused soul looking for a way to understand their sexual identity differences from the majority of people. So yes, “DING DONG THE WITCH IS DEAD!” Lets celebrate.

      Jul 1, 2010 at 9:09 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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