Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Sneaky Gays

The title of this post, "Sneaky Gays" comes from a webispode of Sue's Corner also called "Sneaky Gays." Sue's Corner - Sneaky Gays For those of you who do not know, Sue is the coach from the hit TV show Glee. She is played by Jane Lynch, who is open about being a lesbian. As a side note, Glee is one of my favorite TV shows, along with The Big Bang Theory and Supernatural to name a couple of others.

But, I would like to share with y'all a personal story that happened to me earlier this morning.

I was with a couple of friends at a local store of Lifeway Christian stores, a large chain of stores that sells Christian related objects, bibles, books, music, robes, etc, etc, etc. Anyways, all of us happen to be "family," so it's a gay guy (me), a bi guy and a lesbian. This random lady (she's white and I'd say in her mid 40s) comes up to me from another isle carrying this ex-gay book and asks me, "Hey, if you were a teenager and had been confused by Satan to think that you were a homosexual, do you think that this book would help you see the light and come back to God's grace?"

Side Note: I have to say, asking me anything about the ex-gay movement is generally a bad idea. I was forced to undergo ex-gay therapy for 3 years and...I'm still gay. It doesn't work and actually any non-skewed study shows that it's ineffective and harmful.

I calmly looked at the lady and told her that no I didn't think that it would work and explained that groups such as the American Psychological Association had stated that it such therapy was harmful to a person. APA Statement She kept pushing the issue until finally I just told her that I knew it didn't work because I had been forced to undergo such therapy and I was still gay. At this point her face went completely white. She proceeded to run over to my friend going, "He's one of those homosexuals." to which my friend just responded with, "Well, I'm bi, I like both guys and girls." she proceeded to gasp and looked over at my other friend, she just looked at her and said, "It's okay, unlike those two I don't like guys at all, I'm a lesbian." The lady then literally RAN out of the section that we were in and out of the store. It was literally one of the funniest (and saddest) things that I have seen in my entire life.

So, it just goes to show you, those sneaky gays are everywhere. haha

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