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.”