Say hello to Republican weirdo Jacob Schwab (pictured at center.)
According to Texas activists, he’s the actor (yes, really, an actor) responsible for the state GOP adding a “reparative therapy” plank to the party platform. That’s weird enough … but just wait, he gets far, far weirder.
Commenting on his ex-gay background, Schwab wrote, “I think in some ways food replaced sexual sin for me and now I can’t even get into my own pants.”
Oooooookay. So because this guy eats away his feelings, he wants to subject people to ex-gay abuse?
Let’s be totally clear about what “reparative therapy” really is: it’s fake. Not real. Doesn’t work. At best, it’s a form of torture that destroys people.
Schwab is also the founder of an ex-gay group called Joel 2:25 International. “Reparative Therapy and this type of ministry work played a significant role in saving my life and I have been blessed to help many others over the past four years,” he wrote.
So, how’d Schwab wind up trapped in the ex-gay lifestyle? Well, he apparently had a run-in with dangerous quack Joseph Nicolosi. Nicolosi is technically a “doctor,” in that he has a degree and patients, but he subjects people to unproven, made-up, junk-science, pray-away-the-gay abuse.
Schwab was referred to a camp called “Journey into Manhood,” which sounds like a double-entendre joke from 30 Rock, but is actually a real thing. Since we know that Nicolosi’s patients claim to be ex-gay but actually have lots of homo sex behind his back, we can only assume that Journey into Manhood is exactly what it sounds like.
As for Schwab, here is a picture of him with Golden Girls star Rue McClanahan. The end.