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With Ex-Gay Friends Like Janet Boynes, Who Needs Enemies?


Though she just signed The Family Leader’s odious traditional-values pledge, lately Michele Bachman has been too busy ramping up her campaign and readying for the August 11 Republican presidential debate to lash out at those terrible homos. Fortunately her good friend Janet Boynes is right there to pick up the crazy stick.

Boynes, who says she was “trapped” in the lesbian lifestyle for 14 years before finding Christ and returning to her natural hetero ways, has close ties to the Bachmanns and is used as an example by the power couple of how you can “pray the gay away.” Like Marcus Bachmann, she’s turned denying homosexuality into a money-making proposition, with the release of her book, Called Out: A Former Lesbian’s Discovery of Freedom (available at Bachmann’s clinic, natch!).

On Wednesday,  Boynes joined what appears to be a  premeditated letter-writing campaign, getting letters to the editor attacking the LGBT community printed in local Minnesota newspapers. (Minnesotans will be voting on a gay-marriage ban in 2012.) 

Here’s the text of Boynes’ miserable missive:

To the Editor:

I get so tired of the worn-out phrase that homosexual advocates like Melissa Thompson and the Gay Equity Team continually repeat — “Homosexuality is who they are.”

Let’s set the record straight. It is not who they are. It is what they do. No one is born homosexual. We are all born heterosexual. That is how our bodies were designed. It only takes two eyeballs to see what goes where.

Since “normal” is “that which functions according to its design,” homosexual acts — oral and anal sodomy — are not normal. And the misuse of our bodies is leading to oral and anal cancer, and AIDS (especially among homosexual young men).

Here in the United States, gay and bisexual men account for more than half of all new HIV infections.

According to the CDC, one in five men who have sex with men (MSM) has HIV. Think about this. If you knew that one in five people going off in a car would not come back alive, would you ride in that car?  I don’t think so.

No one is forcing anyone to commit homosexual acts, yet this is the risk that “gay” men are willingly taking. And then they proudly lure others into the lifestyle as well — especially young boys.

For some of us, things happen early on in life that cause our feelings and desires to get off track.

For me it was sexual abuse. As a result, I rejected men and for 14 years lived in lesbian relationships. It was a counterfeit to God’s plan for my life.

Oh yes, I believed the deception that I was “born that way.” No longer. It is a lie. I have now been out of the “gay” lifestyle for 12 years and have no desire to return.

My brother bought the lie as well—resulting in sexual confusion. He started stealing my clothes. During the day he was Robert, but at night he was Barbara. The world of transgenderism and cross-dressing soon led him to commit acts of homosexual sodomy. As a result, he paid the ultimate price for believing the lie—he died of AIDS.

No one should be promoting Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) behaviors. They are not born that way. There is no scientific evidence that proves they are. None.

If we really care about our young people, we will do everything to steer them away from homosexuality and transgenderism, and the unhealthy sexual acts that are a part of these lifestyles.

Parents, start telling your kids that homosexuality is unnatural, unhealthy, and changeable. As an ex-gay I am living proof that you are not born gay.

Janet Boynes
Para in District 11

Though filled with the typical circular logic—and the blending of statistics and talk of “God’s plan”—these hatemongers employ, Boynes’ screed is notable for saying “No one is forcing anyone to commit homosexual acts,” and then accusing gay men of  “proudly lur[ing] others into the lifestyle as well—especially young boys,” in the same sentence. Which is it Janet? Are we forced into it by older pedophiles or do we brazenly choose this horrid lifestyle ourselves?

For more well-reasoned information from Boynes, check out the video below, where she testifies at length about the dreaded “gay bowel syndrome.” It’s a thing—really!