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Ex-Gay Editor Has Something To Say

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Former Young Gay America editor and newly ascended ex-gay Michael Glatze has some serious daddy issues.

Consider this excerpt from his open letter, entitled “To My Friends Who Are Trapped In Homosexuality”:

God is right there, within you, whether you like to see Him or not. Can you humble yourself to Him? It’s a really nice feeling. I know that, in some small way, you want to. We all do. We don’t like being separated from our Father; it makes us sad and lonely, forcing us to be angry, to act out, to get vulgar…

Vulgar like butt sex or vulgar like proselytizing turn coat zombie?

Read the rest of Glatze’s letter, after the jump. Peter LaBarbera splooge not included…

To My Friends Who Are Trapped In Homosexuality
By Michael Glatze

Dear friend,

Thank you for your kind comments and keen observations regarding my
story and my revelation about no longer being homosexual and now being
heterosexual. I thank you for the time that you have spent in
considering this issue, deeply, and with great passion. God loves you.

God is right there, within you, whether you like to see Him or not.
Can you humble yourself to Him? It’s a really nice feeling. I know
that, in some small way, you want to. We all do. We don’t like being
separated from our Father; it makes us sad and lonely, forcing us to
be angry, to act out, to get vulgar… well, I won’t go on; many of you
have already demonstrated, on your blog comments, exactly what I’m
talking about. ☺

God love you, Yes! He does! And, He wants you to be free from
homosexuality. God made us men and women. Think about that; you could
– really – be a man or a woman! Not a strange creature… but, real!
That’s awesome… ☺

Change is very difficult and takes a lot of inner strength. Do you
have that strength? I promise you that the Gay Identity does not
exist, that it is a fabrication of mankind (look it up, if you don’t
believe me), and that you are not “trapped” in same-sex-orientation.
To believe that you are Gay is to be stupid. I’m sorry, if that sounds
cruel; it’s not cruel. To believe that you are a false identity,
created by man, unnaturally, to participate in social engineering, is
to be stupid.

It’s not the acts, as much as it is the Identity. No one ever told you
that, before, because they wanted to feed you with the lie that
homosexuality is a set thing. Any intelligent “homosexual” knows
there’s no fixed Gay Identity. If you don’t believe me, ask the
theorists or “intellectuals.” ☺

Gay Identity has been packaged and fed to you, and – if you believe
yourself to be “Gay” – you have eaten it, preventing you from further
growth and understanding of your true and real self.

Coming out from under this packaged lie requires strong
self-confidence and will and desire to know the Truth. Yes, Truth is
capitalized. It is that way for a reason. There is only one Truth.

That one Truth is the fact that you are beautiful, perfect, and
glorious, in the image of He who created you… God. There is only one
God. I know it may be hard for you to get your head around the
paradoxical nature of God… but, He is everywhere “out there” and – at
the same time – right inside your soul. He sees and knows you. He
loves you. ☺

He wants you to be free of homosexuality. I promise you that. He’s
rooting for you; He knows you can do it. Remember, He loves you! He’s
not judging you – those angry voices in your mind, planted there by
Satan, might scream and judge and ridicule – but, no; He’s not judging
you. He has patience. He’ll give you strength. All you have to do is
pray to Him.

Prayer and love – True Love, my dear friends – requires total
humility. Can you do that?

I know, in my heart, that all homosexuals desire to be free.

It is a new world, one in which the lie will not stand much longer.
The tide is turning. Be not afraid! It’s a good change! Jesus will
come. ☺ And, when that day happens, will you be – truly – yourself!?
Or, will you be a demon, trapped in a fabrication not your own,
lusting and hating and destroying your soul to hell? Consider this one
last thing: all the love you may believe you feel for yourself or for
someone else, while trapped in the homosexual mindset, is a grain of
sand on the beach of the love that you could feel. Healing is
possible. When you choose to go there, you know who to call on for
help. His name is Jesus Christ.

Michael Glatze

Question, where do the Jews, Islamists and other non-Christians fit into this Master Plan?

By:           Andrew Belonksy
On:           Jul 6, 2007
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  • 25 Comments
    • BillieXX
      BillieXX

      What is it with the ex-gays? They love their new straight selves, fine! However, they seem to lack the imagination to actually believe that a number of us queens have no issue with gueendom. Jeesh. Talk about arrogance and hubris.

      Jul 6, 2007 at 10:13 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jobradfield
      jobradfield

      hubris indeed
      I love when he says that he knows God would want us to be straight.
      wow

      Jul 6, 2007 at 10:17 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Allen
      Allen

      For a now straight guy, he sure uses a lot of smiley emoticons.

      Jul 6, 2007 at 10:18 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JB321
      JB321

      You know he found God during a meth trip gone bad. All that talk about demons and shiz… not cool. Clearly toxins are involved. Either that or he’s trying to go undercover for an article, and he’s trying out crazy the crazies

      Jul 6, 2007 at 10:44 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ash
      Ash

      “Question, where do the Jews, Islamists and other non-Christians fit into this Master Plan?”

      They don’t. They have to convert to Christianity. My (nineteen-year-old) brother is a hardcore Catholic fundie and spent the last year as a missionary. When I was working up the balls to come out to him last year, I asked him if he could be friends with someone who was gay. His response? “Well, Ashley, I have Jewish friends.”

      Well now it all makes sense!

      If you want endless entertainment from the mind of a naive, ignorant, brainwashed boy from CT who apparently knows all, you should read my bro’s blog at myspace.com/enjoytheparade. It is completely devoted to Christ, which is automatically hilarious, and I’m hoping to turn it into a play, if that’s legal.

      Jul 6, 2007 at 10:47 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Paul Raposo
      Paul Raposo

      This is what I wrote in response to the letter on the previous post:

      Michael, we may not be “gay,” but we are homosexual. It is a sexuality, just like the one the people who have clearly brainwashed you want you to believe you are now. Gay might be a manmade construct, but so is straight. Both have existed for a millenia. If homosexuality is in the identity and not the act, then clearly so is heterosexuality an identity–one you’ve decided to wear now–rather than an act.

      If God is perfect and faultless, why would he give so many people a different sexuality? Why would he give us the capacity for love; or any emotion, if acting on it is sinful?

      Michael, some of what you’ve written is similar to what you wrote years ago, about not labeling oneself. However, everything else is different. Your words, writing style, pacing and delivery. I don’t believe you are thinking for yourself any longer. And from past experience the person doing your thinking is not God. That worries me.

      Although this post states:

      “…desire to know the Truth. Yes, Truth is capitalized. It is that way for a reason. There is only one Truth.”

      which alludes to an email that I sent Mike and made the point about truth with a lower case “t.” Even though that is present, I believe Mike is sharing his emails with someone trying to do damage control and writing what are essentially press releases.

      Or maybe Mike is just jerking us off and doing some sort of expose on the “reparative” therapy scam. Who knows. All I do know, is that on another board, someone made the comment that they saw Mike walking hand in hand with another man in the gay district of Halifax just last week. I’m still waiting for an email from the poster to confirm this, date, time, exact location.

      Jul 6, 2007 at 11:14 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Paul Raposo
      Paul Raposo

      “I’m hoping to turn it into a play”

      Ash, I’d pay $80 a ticket to watch that!

      BTW–your brother makes over 250k a year? What the hell does he do?

      All in all, it looks like your bro is using is religion to get laid, which is probably all he really needs to mellow out. Remember you’re his older sis, you have the control in that relationship. Slap the punk down when he gets uppity.

      Jul 6, 2007 at 11:19 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ash
      Ash

      Ha, he doesn’t really make 250k, just thinks he’s being funny.

      I keep saying that as soon as he gets laid this will all go away. But he preaches about courting and chastity and the perils of masturbating. He even wears a chastity ring, and to quote him verbatim: “My chastity ring is branded into my skin, Ashley.”

      Jul 6, 2007 at 11:35 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ash
      Ash

      Also, make sure you check out the entry about homosexuality. It’s my favorite. For now, enjoy this quote from his brainwashing youth minister (the ‘her’ to whom he is referring is me):

      “Also, tell her that if she thinks one man sticking his penis into another man’s anus is healthy, please ask her not to become a doctor.”

      Jul 6, 2007 at 11:38 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Wolfie
      Wolfie

      Give me an hour with him. He’ll see GOD.

      Jul 6, 2007 at 11:46 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Paul Raposo
      Paul Raposo

      “just thinks he’s being funny”

      Hmm–religious and humourless. Sad.

      “My chastity ring is branded into my skin”

      If he wants to get branded, I’ll be happy to give him a red hot poker to the buttocks ]8^)

      “tell her that if she thinks one man sticking his penis into another man’s anus is healthy”

      Because as we all know, sticking a penis in a vagina is all wholesome and shit.

      Why is it anti-gay religious people know EVERYTHING about gay sex and next to nothing about straight sex, or women in general? Use that on your bro, Ash!

      “How are you suppose to find a woman, if all you do is talk about gay sex?”

      I’d love to hear his answer. Hey, maybe the chastity is just a ruse! Maybe he’s all mo’d up and using God as an excuse to avoid girls!

      Jul 6, 2007 at 11:56 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ash
      Ash

      “Maybe he’s all mo’d up and using God as an excuse to avoid girls!”

      That’s so funny that you say that, it’s my dream! My friends are all convinced he’s a closet case, and even my physician, who’s gay, always asks me how my gay Christian brother is doing. I wish he were gay, it would be sweet, sweet vindication. But alas, I seriously doubt it, when he was in middle school he stupidly downloaded a bunch of lesbian porn to the family computer and got caught red-handed.

      (Luckily, he (unknowingly) took the fall for the lesbian porn I downloaded too. No one ever suspects the 13-year-old girl).

      Jul 6, 2007 at 12:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Wolfie
      Wolfie

      I’s like to ammend my earlier post.

      before I get him for an hour he’ll need to be ina straightjacket becasue he’s freakin fruit loops.

      Jul 6, 2007 at 12:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BSM87
      BSM87

      he doesn’t have AIDS or a meth addiction and nobody wins if he was walking hand in hand in the gay district last week.
      I live in Halifax and there’s no gay district, its gay everywhere here.

      Jul 6, 2007 at 1:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jack Jett
      Jack Jett

      Look at that mouth really close….as you will be seeing it at a glory hole near you soon.

      His love of gawd may be real, but his love of the penis is an undeniable love.

      Religion is the root of all evil.

      Jack Jett

      Jul 6, 2007 at 1:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Paul Raposo
      Paul Raposo

      BSM87, I didn’t claim that we’d “win” if Mr. Glatze is seen holding hands with other men. I simply pointed out what I read and correlated that with my thinking that this might be a ruse, or some kind of “Ex-Gay Like Me” plan on Michael’s part.

      I can’t believe one of the people who produced, “Jim In Bold” would become so voraciously anti-gay.

      Here’s the comment I read:

      “It seems as though Michael has been sinning again already, hallelujah! After reading about this story a friend of mine thought it all funny because just last week he saw Michael holding hands with a hunky boy walking down Spring Garden Road- the busy street here in Halifax…”

      Posted here:

      http://www.bilerico.com/2007/07/fdsafdsa.php

      Considering someone is spamming the above article on every site that mentions Michael, one must wonder who he–or they–are trying to convince.

      Jul 6, 2007 at 2:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Paul Raposo
      Paul Raposo

      BSM87, I didn’t claim that we’d “win” if Mr. Glatze is seen holding hands with other men. I simply pointed out what I read and correlated that with my thinking that this might be a ruse, or some kind of “Ex-Gay Like Me” plan on Michael’s part.

      I can’t believe one of the people who produced, “Jim In Bold” would become so voraciously anti-gay.

      Here’s the comment I read:

      “It seems as though Michael has been sinning again already, hallelujah! After reading about this story a friend of mine thought it all funny because just last week he saw Michael holding hands with a hunky boy walking down Spring Garden Road- the busy street here in Halifax…”

      Posted here:

      [Link available for those who request it]

      Considering someone is spamming the above article on every site that mentions Michael, one must wonder who he–or they–are trying to convince.

      Jul 6, 2007 at 2:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • underbear1
      underbear1

      Michael,

      First one supposedly converted queer really isn’t high on my priority list.

      Second queers are a patient people, we’ll wait 3 years, 5 years, a decade…until you are found on a camera phone or video tape knee deep and red-handed chasing some twink through the bushes or bath houses, or bars…and we will LAUGH and LAUGH, and LAUGH…not with you….at YOU!

      Jul 6, 2007 at 2:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • underbear1
      underbear1

      and another thing….Michael

      If you were questioning your orientation, and where you might find yourself on a Kinsey 1-10 scale, that could have been done privately, and no other queer would have said anything,(except maybe an ex-boyfriend for a week or two after you dumped him.

      But that’s not how you chose to do this, you decided you needed a big audience and friends of those who base their ENTIRE discrimination on what they claim is a mutable factor (orientation.) If they can change one, then they can change em ALL.

      This puts a BIG target on your back to scrutinize your EVERY date/trick…and with millions of sets of eyes on you, we’ll find out when you trip yourself up with a man. We don’t like to scrutinize other’s sex lives…but YOU started this dance. TIME IS ON OUR SIDE, AND WE’VE SEEN HUNDREDS OF OTHER “EX” GAYS FAIL!

      Jul 6, 2007 at 2:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • larrybob
      larrybob

      This attention-seeking and political flip-flopping reminds me of Luke Sissyfag.

      Jul 6, 2007 at 4:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mozzer13
      mozzer13

      God is “within” me?

      Jul 6, 2007 at 4:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • GirlyG
      GirlyG

      Wow. Mike, you’re losing your mind.

      He’s really caught up with language – he’s somewhat correct, the gay “identity” is a construction of language, but it’s still giving voice to a desire that is within people. ‘The heterosexual’ is as much a construction as ‘the homosexual’ (or ‘the bisexual’)- they’re labels, and they’re limiting, but language is limiting in general. But the construction of the heterosexual hasn’t been questioned because, as always, those in power or majority do not consider themselves The Other, and must set apart what’s different. There is no one identity that will fit all people – to want to jam them into one is a losing battle. You can’t hem people in because you’re ashamed of yourself.

      And, also, Michael Glatze, if you’re truly so devout and humble, don’t you dare speak in the place of God. You’ll be fighting same-sex desires your entire life, because it’s normal and natural for you to have them. So, if you’re in for a lifetime of torture, I wish you luck. Just don’t take other people down with you. :(

      Jul 6, 2007 at 6:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • grey_sea
      grey_sea

      To My Friends who are Trapped in Ex-Gay Movements
      By Matt Tracey
      I agree with Mike Glatze that all “homosexuals” desire to be free. We desire to be free of oppression. I put quotations around the word homosexual to emphasize the disadvantages that burden us. The word “homosexuality” has its root in the medical literature as a label used to describe symptoms of gender and sexual non-conformity; just another attempt to marginalize those who do not meet social requirements. I do not identify as homosexual because I am not sick.
      I agree that all sexual minorities desire to be free because I have faith that all people who identify as non-heterosexual, whether they identify as bisexual, lesbian, transgender, gay, queer, butch, dyke, genderqueer, genderfucked, want to live in a society that doesn’t (in the words of Beth Dito) stand in their way of control over their own identity.
      Furthermore, to talk of a God who is singular, who is constant, and who is removed from historical interpretations is questionable. A little investigation into religious history will show that God is a concept that is in constant negotiation, never removed from the zeitgeist of the time. To quote Carter Heyward:
      “We are born in relation, we live in relation, we die in relation. There is, literally, no such human place as simply ‘inside myself’. Nor is any person, creed, ideology, or movement entirely ‘outside myself’.”
      I cannot believe in a literal interpretation of the Bible because I agree with Carter Heyward’s argument; it is not removed from the politics of humankind. If you disagree, ask yourself why some gospels, such as the Gnostic gospels, were not included in the traditional canon.
      And because God and the Bible cannot be taken out of the context of the historical period, neither can the concept of sin. Are all canon law’s followed today as they were at the time they were recorded? No. Who decides what law is followed and what law is not? Who decides what are naturally a man and woman? The current western construction of a TRUE woman is very different than it was three hundred years ago before the romantic period. While today, women are seen as opposite to men they were once considered to be the same – only of an inferior quality; gender is not as stable as we might think.
      Religion is a discourse open for interpretation and I argue that any inhibition of queerness as a valid identity is based not on canon law but on the current power dynamics. It is up to all those who are somehow against the tradition, who feel left out to stand up and fight for their right for equality in religious institutions. God is not the property of oppressive Christian theology. Faith is for everyone. We should not/will not accept salvation only on the condition that we change ourselves to assimilate into a cohesive group to appease those in power. So stand up and question the bible, the religion, and the idea of absolutes. Too often absolutes are presented with nothing to back it up.

      Jul 6, 2007 at 7:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Rowen
      Rowen

      I’m suprised no one has picked up on the whole “God wants you to be a man or woman.” line. Does this mean transgenders are ok, but fags and dykes aren’t?

      Jul 8, 2007 at 9:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mr. B
      Mr. B

      No, Rowen, according to these clowns transgendered people don’t exist. They’re just fags and dykes who are SO gay that it’s overflowed into their physical being.

      Jul 9, 2007 at 2:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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