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Happy day Exodus International will close.    Ex-gay is a mythical creature that never existed.   Repressed homosexuality is an alive and well beast.   I hope with Exodus' closing more in the LGBTQ community can develop healthy self views.  

I have been amazed at the number who insisted I chose to be gay.   I often ask,  " You believe I have dome sado masochistic desire to live in fear?"  I did not choose to be gay. I choose to hide it for years in order to make high school less abusive.   However the hiding created another set of issues.  I am thankful this pseudo ministry is closing.  After ruining lives for 37 years they close.|+OTB)


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