Still think you can pray away the gay? Well, Barbara & Lester Leavitt will tell you differently. After four children and 25 years of marriage, Lester has come out of the closet. Barbara always knew (they usually do) and his coming out has actually brought them closer. Lester valiantly tried to be the perfect husband and father all the while denying his homosexuality until he couldn't do it any longer.
A video today on YouTube by the group Truth Wins Out showed this Mormon couple in a video and exposes how ex-gay ministries really do hurt people and families.
I have never believed in the ex-gay movement (Ted Haggard) and truly believe that being gay is something people are born with. Yes, people can deny who they are; people do it everday in a number of ways and they can even force themselves to do things in order to show that they are "normal" (i.e. have sex with the opposite sex, marry, procreate, etc. etc.....) but they do it at their own peril. You can't truthfully tell me that denying who you are inside is beneficial or not hurtful; I don't buy it.
Another site you might want to check out is www.faithinamerica.com This is a national organization that advocates the "emancipation of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people from bigotry disguised as religious truth."
Don't hide who you are for ANYONE.