"Today I know that I was deceiving myself. But back then, I thought that every sentiment or attraction was a mere case of ‘temptation’ and that it could be overcome with prayer and dedication to god. In the group, we used to think, basically speaking, that being gay was a sin, which should be confessed and abandoned and, therefore, we would proselytize, counsel, pray, preach, recommend certain books, read the Bible – things that believers usually do, but focusing on homosexuality itself; unfortunately, always demonizing homogenic love. Nobody really quit being gay. There were relationships even within the group, between an activity and another, they would always find time for that." - Brazilian "ex-gay' leader Sergio Viula
Viula is the third major figure of the "ex-gay" movement to come clean in the last several weeks. All three now admit that they never once saw anybody actually convert to heterosexuality.
Labels: "ex-gay", brainwashing, Brazil, frauds, religion, still totally gay, torture