Families waiting to exhale, families like mine, were anticipating to hear today about possible decisions made by the U.S. Supreme Court. We are all waiting for the high court to hand down any rulings involving California’s Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act. It didn’t happen; however, there are other families needing to air some grievances and finally be able to breathe. Exodus International ‘Ex-Gay’ ministry leader, Alan Chambers, will issue a “formal apology” to those hurt by Chambers “cure” for homosexuality by “reparative therapy”. Our America with Lisa Ling–Special Report: God & Gays, will air on OWN tonight 10/9 Central. Here is a sneak peak:
During my interview on Lydia’s Literary Lowdown we discussed change. I talked about putting into action what we can change, that there are things that we innately can’t change, and that there is empowerment in staying true to ourselves.
I consider our family very blessed. My sons did not undergo a “therapy treatment” like this. Had they not left the Mormon Church, it is possible that at some point this “treatment” could have been our reality through a program called Evergreen in Salt Lake City Utah. This kind of “therapy” through the Mormon religion is disclosed by MSNBC reporter Traci G. Lee, “Although discredited, gay conversion therapy remains an option for minors” where Lee writes about a twenty-five-year-old LDS man who underwent the Evergreen program, a conversion therapy support group for gay men to treat homosexuality as an addiction. (March-2013)
I am glad these “programs” are being called out and awareness is happening. It indicates….Change. This apology tonight by Exodus International’s Alan Chambers may never repair damaged caused; however, the “hidden” is being made public by Lisa Ling and we are finally having a dialogue.
I am still waiting to exhale in regards to the Supreme Court decisions in hopes that my sons will have the same rights I have as an American Citizen. I have hope. Dustin and Mark want to renew their vows this August. This time it would be a precious gift to have their marriage recognized by the State they chose to live in the United States of America, the place where every person should be able to enjoy the rights of “Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.”The clock is running down. Possible rulings can be announced on Monday, June 24, or Thursday, June 27, but the Supreme Court can always add dates anytime through Friday, June 28.
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