The intrepid Matt Baume is back with a new video highlighting the ludicrous history of the ex-gay movement and some of the methods used then and now.
Over the course of of the 5:40 video, Baume shows the worst and… even worse forms of treatment once used to “cure gays.” Everything from electroshock treatments to lobotomies like the days of yore. From yelling at a pillow, pretending its your mom, to aversion therapy by inducing vomiting while watching gay or lesbian pornography.
He even touches on a treatment made famous back in 2012 by a Virginia pastor and his Cowboy Church.
According to Cowboy Church’s chief pastor Raymond Bell, his use of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) has lead to many people being cured of their addictions, including homosexuality.
“EAP can help any person who is living the homosexual lifestyle or involved in it in anyway,” he told Gay Star News back in 2012. “The first common misconception is that homosexuality is genetic, or hereditary, or as some say ‘born this way’…Homosexuality is actually a type of addiction. It is not ‘curable’ as a disease because it is a ‘choice driven’ by the person.”
Take a look at Baume’s video below and learn more about these treatments which are as scientifically sound as Bell’s horse-petting theories:
ABC News’ “20/20″ Friday night will report on anti-gay so-called conversion therapy camps run by pastors and preachers who use “the Bible and sometimes the belt” to try to change children from being homosexual or bisexual to heterosexual. Despite the practice being emotionally damaging and dangerous, despite being opposed by every major medical organization in [...]