Antoine Dodson says he's no longer gay

Flamboyant viral video star, Antoine Dodson, is back in the news today after taking to Facebook to “renounce himself” and his homosexuality. Dodson, best known for the “Bed Intruder” song, claims he’s now a Black Israelite and wants a wife and children.

Dodson explained his conversion on his Facebook fan page:

I have to renounce myself, I’m no longer into homosexuality I want a wife and family, I want to multiply and raise and love my family that I create. I could care less about the fame and fortune, I’ve giving all that up to know the true history of the bible. For I am the True Chosen Hebrew Israelite descendant of Judah. And as True Israel I know that there are certain things we just can’t do. And I totally understand that now. I don’t need a Mercedes Benz, I don’t need a big house in Beverly Hills all I need is the Most High and my family (Israel). I have been awaken by the great and so should you. Let’s be delivered from the wickedness of the world and live the way we should. The Most High bless all and have a beautiful evening. Israel wake up and take full power of who you are. I’m ready are you?

Since his public declaration, Dodson has taken an increasingly pious tone. His Facebook page is filled with spiritual-sounding updates, notes about studying the Bible, and information about the Black Israelites.

Despite his seeming dedication, many questioned Dodson’s ability to actually pray away the gay, citing his ostentatious appearance and mannerisms as proof it would not work. But Dodson had a few words for his critics: you don’t know my life.

Israel will be hated by all nations, the flamboyant pictures of me are all over a year old, because you talk ish about or try to destroy my character, its not going to work. Like I said, that lifestyle is foolish and I don’t want or have time for it. For my blacks and Hispanics and the rest of the 12 true Israel. We got this because now we have their attention. Also Gentiles who want to accept the Most High and his son, you also can be brought into the fold. Rise of the Chosen.

Antoine Dodson isn’t the first or the last person to try to use religion to affect his sexual orientation. According to a Spitzer study of nearly 200 people, nearly 80% of those who attempted to change their sexuality did so for religious reasons.

During a task force investigation, the American Psychological Association found that individuals who attempted to change their sexual orientation through a variety of means (religious, therapeutic, behavioral) did so with unpredictable results.

The APA reported:

Although sound data on the safety of SOCE are extremely limited, some individuals reported being harmed by SOCE. Distress and depression were exacerbated. Belief in the hope of sexual orientation change followed by the failure of the treatment was identified as a significant cause of distress and negative self-image (Beckstead & Morrow, 2004; Shidlo & Schroeder, 2002).

Although there is insufficient evidence to support the use of psychological interventions to change sexual orientation, some individuals modified their sexual orientation identity (i.e., group membership and affiliation), behavior, and values (Nicolosi, Byrd, & Potts, 2000). They did so in a variety of ways and with varied and unpredictable outcomes, some of which were temporary (Beckstead & Morrow, 2004; Shidlo & Schroeder, 2002). Based on the available data, additional claims about the meaning of those outcomes are scientifically unsupported.

Whether or not Dodson is able to successfully give up homosexuality remains to be seen. I’m certainly skeptical he’ll be able to “renounce” his sexuality as he wishes, but I wish him well.

What do you think? Can people really pray away the gay?

*Photos via Antoine Dodson’s Facebook page.

  • A Big Butt and a Smile

    I feel bad for him. It’s tough living a life ashamed of who and what you are because of some set of beliefs likely forced on you since birth. This is long, sad tough road to take and we’ve seen countless times how it plays out. I hope he can come to grips with his sexuality and live a happy life with someone who truly loves him and more importantly that he learns to love himself.

  • Mademoiselle

    A whole lot has gone wrong in that kid’s life, and it shows. I hope his next step is to sit with a psychologist to really address what’s in his head and heart. I hate seeing young people this bewildered about their life path.

  • Sasha

    I’d say this is a question that isn’t up to me to voice an opinion on because I do not know Antoine Dodson or his life. I hope he is well and happy, we all deserve to be.

  • Shirl

    There’s nothing wrong with him wanting a family but when says he wants a wife…a person’s feelings should not be “experimented” with. A woman would be a fool to set herself up for that kind of hurt and I’m sure that’s not his intent. I do wish him the best and hope that he can find inner peace.

  • Courtney**

    This is really, really sad. While I do think a VERY tiny minority of people may have some conscious influence over who they are attracted to, most people cannot and do not have this ability. A man may be attracted to women, but he can’t force himself to be attracted to Sarah Jessica Parker if he doesn’t find her attractive. A woman may be attracted to men, but she can’t force herself to be attracted to Steve Buscemi if she’s not already. Attraction is either there or it isn’t, and most of us find ourselves attracted to individuals within one gender group or the other. This is not something we usually have control over and that is why most attempts to change this fail.

    I think he should do whatever makes him the happiest… I just doubt this it is. I could be wrong. His defense of his sister already makes him more of a man than many in this misogynistic culture IMO.

  • Nikki

    This is such a double standard. We praise Jason Collins for coming out, but then we bash Antoine Dodson for going straight. That’s his choice. Can he live? Damn!

  • Nobody Not Really

    Gayness can’t be prayed away the same as nothing else can be fixed with ‘prayer’.

  • JS

    Well first off that is only if you believe being gay is choice. As a hetero woman I cannot speak to this but every gay friend I have ever had as said it wasn’t a choice for them.

    Even so their is no double standard because Jason Collins came out, meaning he was always gay but never changed. Antoine Dodson on the other hand is gay but is now wanting to change to be hetro because of religion.

    I can’t judge Antoine to know whats really in his heart or not but in my honest opinion this whole situation reeks of falseness. It seems more like he is trying to be something other than what he is just from the way he is going about this.

  • Yb

    Does internalized homophobia apply in this scenario?

  • donnadara

    You can’t change your inborn sexual preference, even if you pray really hard. The way that this most likely will turn out is that he will find some woman to marry him and he’ll either cheat on her with a man or leave her for a man. You can’t fight biology. He can’t “go straight” anymore than straight people can “go gay”.

  • DownSouth Transplant

    I have no particular interest in his sexual orientation or bedroom matters, some we just need to keep to ourselves, however the whole black Isralite conversion has me sitting up, I would love for him to write more of that road in his journey, all the other goings on, i have nothing to say but Good Luck, you sure will need it to get through your chosen path, whatever it ends to be.

  • noirluv45

    I’m not at all surprised at the negative tone this story has gotten. If one proclaims their homosexuality, praise and worship is heaped upon his/her head, but God forbid someone says they no longer want to have a same sex relationship AND they’ve become Christians, some people wanna speculating about his/her mental health. I know, denouncing the homosexual lifestyle isn’t PC in today’s world.

    If a straight person were to become “gay,” would anyone question that? Hmmm, somehow I think not. They’d say, “Oh, you just came to the realization that you were gay. You CAN change your sexual preference.”

    This man chooses to not engage in homosexual relationships any longer. It’s not up to me or anyone else to judge him or his intentions. That’s between him and God. I had a friend who was once a lesbian. She became a Christian, and is no longer a lesbian. She’s happily married with 4 children. No, she doesn’t demean gays/lesbians. No, she’s not a “homophobe,” a “Bible thumper,” or “holy roller” as Christians are more commonly know as (it’s open season certain groups, I see). She came to the realization that being with a woman wasn’t right. She’s entitled to that opinion. She doesn’t care whether people agree or disagree.

    Whatever Antoine’s path in life is, I wish him well.

  • aygirlaygirl

    we praise jason collins for choosing to come out not choosing to be gay – sexual orientation is not a choice. And ain’t nobody bashing antoine dodson. I hope he’s happy.

  • noirluv45

    Hi JS. You mentioned that Jason Collins was always gay. Well, tell that to his girlfriend/fiance of 8 years. I’m sure she would’ve appreciated being let in on that bit of info.

  • noirluv45

    How says one can’t change their sexuality. My former lesbian friend, who is married with children, says she no longer desires women. I don’t think such a blanket statement goes for everyone.

    I believe that we choose to do what we want to do, whether gay or straight. There are straight people who used to be sexually active, and are now celibate. We are human beings, not dogs. Just saying.

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  • noirluv45

    It hasn’t been proven that it isn’t a choice either. A person decides for him/herself what choices they make.

    Ain’t nobody basing Antoine Dodson. Oh, yes they are!

  • noirluv45

    I keep hearing, “Gayness/homosexuality can’t be prayed away.” Who says and who determines whether or not that is true? Who are we to determine the transformations that take place in people’s lives?

  • jamesfrmphilly

    i pray that he stay away…..from me

  • Anthony

    Assuming one can change one’s sexual preference, I do not think Dodson’s proclamation compares to Collins because Collins only acknowledged he was gay after years of coming to terms with himself. Dodson seems to prayed for while, and now proclaims himself transformed. Only time will tell if he really has changed his preference. I think women should be careful about sleeping with him or getting too close because the chances of him being in the closet while proclaiming heterosexuality seem very high to me.

  • Nobody Not Really

    “This man chooses to not engage in homosexual relationships any longer.”

    If I were a bank robber who chose not to engage in a big bank heist, does that mean I am no longer a bank robber even though in the past I engaged in other robberies?

  • Shana Childs (@ShanaLisaSmile)

    Exactly. It’s his life and he isn’t attacking anyone (based on what I’ve read above). Leave him alone.

  • noirluv45

    How = who

  • noirluv45

    Well, Anthony, too bad his “coming to terms” with his sexual orientation, didn’t take place BEFORE he brought a woman into his life for 8 flipping years.

  • noirluv45

    You’re right. Nothing can be fixed with prayer if you’ve never prayed.

  • Hannah

    No one in this world is born straight or gay it is a choice. God give everyone on this planet a freewill. The devil trick so many people believing that they was born gay or they are a male an supposed to be female and vice versa. It is sad when sinners want to change their lives and seek God people try to discourage it, but when they was in their life of sin they had supporters. Donnie Mcclurkin was a gay male and now that he is saved by the blood of Jesus Christ he is not anymore, if you are truly born gay then why is Donnie not a gay man anymore. If Antoine want to be set free from sin then you should be happy about it and support his decision.

  • Marisa

    Sure kid this is more to do with the fact more people are saying AINT NOBODY GOT TIME FOR THAT, instead of YOU ARE SO DUMB.

  • noirluv45

    Nobody Not Really, that would make you a FORMER bank robber (past vs. present). Let’s take Jason Collins for example. If he was banging his fiance for 8 years making her believe his preference was for her genitalia when it wasn’t, does that mean he was formerly heterosexual and then is now gay? If I go by your scenario, he’s heterosexual and always will be. He never told her he was gay. He left his fiance believing he was straight, so it’s not like Jason said, “Hey babe, I think I’m gay or bisexual.”

  • Gina Wild

    Ain’t gonna happen! I highly doubt that he’ll turn straight. Come now, dude’s gayer than a mofo.

  • jcross

    If a prostitute chooses not to engage in prostitution anymore, does that mean she is no longer a prostitute even though in the past she engaged in prostitution?

    YES, she has changed and is no longer a prostitute, if she doesn’t go back to it.

    Of course, no one can read what’s in someone’s heart, so for now we can only go by their word. How do we know that in Antoine’s case it wasn’t a choice, and something he was experimenting with? Doesn’t mean all gays are acting by choice, but maybe in his case he was. WE DON’T KNOW HIM.

  • No_chaser

    Anything to stay relevant. I suppose the “hide your kids” fame wore off.
    Then again, maybe he was pretending to be flamboyantly gay to gain attention in the first place.
    You never know these days.

  • rena215


    So many try to renounce their homosexuality and end up being on the downlow or it eventually ruins the marriage. If you’re really, truly able to turn yourself straight, cool, but I think it’s terribly irresponsible to have a family, have kids and then cause all of the hurt to them because it was something you just weren’t able to overcome. Believe me, I’ve seen what damage that can cause – I had a family member who tried to make himself straight, had kids, then left his family because it was too much for him. Everyone would have been better off had he just been true to himself.

  • Vickiss

    Homosexuality is a choice in most cases.

  • Thuggish Ruggish Bone

    “Leave him alone.”

    If he wanted to be left alone he wouldn’t have brought any of this to the public.

  • Thuggish Ruggish Bone

    Anytime someone explains things by saying that ‘god this’ and ‘the devil that’, it means they are choosing not to think for themselves.

  • Kenan (@Datboykenan)

    Listen contrary to what many of us believe the more answers we think we have about sexuality the more questions there are. I know some people especially women who “choose” to be bisexual. Some say they’re born that way. I have no clue whether both or neither are telling the truth and neither do I care. If he says he’s straight now maybe he is and I wish him a long happy and fulfilling life. When you doubt that he can become straight or say that him converting to heterosexual is wrong…doesn’t that sound like the bigots we’re always talking about?

  • Starla

    Prayer is powerful if you know how to pray effectively. People do not believe in prayer because they do not know scientific prayer. Every spiritual path has spoken about the power of prayer. Proper prayer can make anything happen in your life that you want to happen as long as your desires are good and wholesome. Prayer can take many forms; it can be chanting, meditation, perputal adoration, positive affirmations, singing, acts of service..etc

    I wish for him all the good things he wishes for himself.

  • Kenan (@Datboykenan)

    Actually I know plenty of people(women) who says they chose to be with other women and that they enjoy it. Do I know if that’s true or not? no but idc because it’s there life.

  • dbsm

    i thought mcclurkin was still gay…

  • dbsm

    ok. well, maybe he could meditate it away. or subconsciously unroot himself from it.

    the mind is a powerful thing.

  • dbsm

    jcross i don’t think that is the best analogy

    because i don’t know if people identify with being a prostitute, or rather prostitution is their profession.

    kinda like is a doctor still a doctor if he is no longer practicing medicine?

    but an alcoholic is still an alcoholic even though he/she does not partake…

    and then is antoine not gay because he is no longer physically attracted to men…or because he is not sexually attracted to men…or both? only he can answer that. not all gay men have “gay sex.”


    Interesting. Let’s see if this sticks. I remember Dr. Afrika working with several people back in the day, to cure people of homosexuality, but I never heard anything of it. Although, I doubt that the Hebrew Israelites have the formula for success though.

    Still, I’m wondering what all the pro-Homosexual Black women on here have to say about losing one of their gay BFF’s, LOL.

  • jcross

    dbsm: “…because i don’t know if people identify with being a prostitute, or rather prostitution is their profession.”

    My example parallels Nobody Not Really’s example of a bank robber…

    And I mean that if they don’t go back to their ways, undergoing a COMPLETE lifestyle change, then you can’t associate them with their past lives anymore. I said “YES, she has changed and is no longer a prostitute, if she doesn’t go back to it”. An alcoholic is NOT an alcoholic anymore if they never go back to drinking in that way. The doctor example is the one that doesn’t fit.

  • Thuggish Ruggish Bone

    There is evidence that ‘prayer’ does not work. And if this ‘god’ figure chooses to answer some prayers and not others, that would make ‘god’ sadistic.

  • trueletterson

    More power to him!

  • trueletterson

    Right on, cause ye shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free cause as MLK said no lie can live forever!

  • Chika

    Ooo I would looooove to see a statistic backing that up. I’ll wait.

  • GoodLooknOut

    Well….that’s a lot to take in, but to each it’s own. I just pray he kinds peace in his own spirit and in the spirit of God! #momentofsilence

  • binks

    Um…okay, I guess. I wish him well and may he finds what he wants in life.

  • adeezy lane

    PRAYER WORKS, don’t sleep on it! i honestly am glad for him and pray GOD blesses him for changing his direction in life. believe it or not whether he’s sincere or not isn’t our judgement call really. only The Lord knows his heart.

  • flower

    every gay person I know was was molested as a child or just couldn’t get attention from the opposite sex lets be honest homosexuality has a lot to do with scars of the past

  • dbsm

    speaking of scars of the past…1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men are sexually assaulted. so…going by your logic, many more of us must be in the closet…

  • noirluv45

    Thuggish, evidence from whom? From unbelievers? Well, yes, I’m sure many of their prayers may not be answered, but they need to speak for themselves. Of course, if you don’t believe or have faith, maybe that’s why. There are conditions to answered prayer, and THIS GOD whom I KNOW answers prayer is evidence in ME and in the lives around me that HE DOES ANSWER PRAYER.

    If you choose to not believe, so be it. I do and will. Peace.

  • Denise

    Stupidest comment ever Vickiss! Who would choose to be an outcast, ostracized by society and often even family?? People are born that way and no amount of prayer or training is going to change that. I hope he comes to terms with his homosexuality and learns to love himself regardless of his sexual orientation.

  • noirluv45

    But Denise, who is the determiner of who is gay, why and if they can “pray their way” out of it. I don’t believe the “born that way” theory, and that’s exactly what is is: A theory. Sorry. This notion that all gays are ostracized, outcasts, and treated like lepers, I don’t buy it. A lot of people are ostracized and outcasts by society, INCLUDING BLACK PEOPLE, but our skin is out for everyone to see. No hiding there. When we talk about how we are treated, we are labeled as “screaming racism” or “playing the race card” and such. Also, let me add, no one talks about gay racists. That’s another story.

    I know too many openly homosexuals who walk around with their partners and they are NOT ostracized or cast aways. They live normally. In fact, I think the LGBT community is more accepted now that ever.

  • Rose Ella

    You can absolutely pray away the gay…whoever says you can’t is damn fool. Prayer changes things…bless this young dude…..I hope his journey continues….

  • Rose Ella

    Hell yeah…a choice….you not born gay duck that….! You choose to be that way…nobody is born gay…that’s what you want.

  • Yahuda

    I find it absolutely amazing that what he actually said has flown over everyone’s head. Him being done with homosexuality is but a small piece of the reason he’s changed. This man has found out the truth to whom black people really are, yet all the focus is on bashing him for turning away from sin, go figure. Our past has been hidden from us since forever, it’s time to”Rise Up” for real! That book called the Bible is speaking to us, not them. We have our own laws to live by, not how “men” say we should live. Wake up people, we are the only group that has ever denounced homosexuality, and if you study the new agenda, you will see that it’s directed at us to start accepting it, example being the first sitting (black) president to praise gay marriage. Coincidence, I think not. Praise Yahweh, the true name and watch the changes that he can make for you too.

  • Misty_Moonsilver

    Good for him! Like others say, you aren’t “born” gay. God gives us the choice, the way he’s given us free will! Glad to see this man going in the right direction!

  • JS

    @Noirluv still no double standard. LOTS of gay guys have married women to keep up appearances. Now I didn’t say that was right, its wrong, but it still doesn’t change the fact that Jason Collins was always gay but just in the closet. Antoine isn’t coming to an epiphany or self-realization that he loves women, he is saying he “prayed it away” because he read the bible and now he wants a family. That is a total different situation.

    Only reason people are going in on Antoine is its like he is lying to himself as you can’t “pray gay away” or wake up one day and be different. You are who you are.

  • noirluv45

    @JS, I disagree. I believe people can change whatever behavior they want. i don’t believe the “born gay” theory because that’s what it is – a theory. I’m telling you I know a woman who was a lesbian, and who is now married with children. She NO LONGER DESIRES WOMEN. She’ll tell you to this day that she is reformed.

    I don’t think you or anyone else can tell make that call. If people feel like they can “pray it away” and that’s what they’ve done, I’ll take their word for it. Who are you or I to dispute that.

    The bottom line is, whether he’s reformed or not isn’t any of our concern. That’s between him, God, and the woman who might end up with him. It’s no skin off my back if he’s no longer gay, and it shouldn’t be to yours or anyone else’s unless said person gets with him.

  • Felicia

    Your ignorance blinds me…

  • Linda

    If he “chose to be gay” than please, all of you fellow “heterosexuals” tell me when you “chose to be straight”
    don’t worry i’ll wait

  • Sheena

    this WHOLE THING is depressing. Everyone who claims that gay people chose to be gay have clearly never talked to a gay person. like ACTUALLY talked to them.
    they will tell you that they’ve known for most of their life but they were in denial, they rejected it to fit in, they suppressed it so they wouldn’t disappoint family.

    If a person can choose to be gay tell that to my best friend in high school who would cry to me on the phone at least once a week because he couldn’t take the bullying, he couldn’t take the looks. tell that to someone who wishes EVERY DAY that they were born straight just because it’d be easier. Tell that to my best friend who took his own life because he felt like he was living in a world that would never accept him and he didn’t know how to be any other way. tell that to the people who feel like they have no choice

    tell that to the little boys who are told to “be a man” but that you can’t be a man who likes men
    If being gay is a choice then why don’t all these brutally bullied gay teens just turn straight? see problem solved! except its not that simple. its never been that simple and it will never be that simple.
    And i want to know how many people have to die before we realize that.

  • Pseudonym

    Long story short: he ran out of money. and then the Black Israelites got a hold of him. Or the Black Israelites got a hold of him and got a hold of all his money. I don’t care about his sexual orientation, but the Black Israelites are a “religious” hate group and they spew really deranged racist and sexist hate speeches- against whites, blacks, women, people with dreadlocks (true story!). It’s very confusing to watch/listen to. and they wear capes and look like they only bathe once a month and get their hair braided once a year. No bueno. AD was never particularly “mighty,” but dag he has definitely fallen. Hopefully his family and friends can rescue him from that cult before it’s too late.

    and I pray they don’t force one of their women to marry him.

  • Elsan

    Your friend was never a lesbian to begin with if she’s actually with a man, faithful, and happy. That’s bisexuality. And there are quite a few bisexual women who are mostly attracted to the opposite sex, but settled down with the same and vice versa. I’d tell you to stop spreading your stupidity, but I can’t blame you completely. I can only blame your ignorance and society’s biphobia (even though there are more bisexual people than gays).

  • noirluv45

    Elsan, I’m not at all surprised by your reply. Usually people with limited brain capacity get testy when they are confronted with the truth or someone else’s stance that doesn’t line up their theirs. It’s typical in this day and age, sweetie. I’ll give you a pass. You are one very special person. Wow, I didn’t know you knew my friend and her sexual propensities. I know you’re angry because I’m not lining up with your agenda, but it’s OK.

    I’d tell YOU to stop spreading YOUR stupidity, but I can see that it’s probably hereditary.

    At the end of the day, whatever her sexuality is/was is between her and God. She knows who she is regardless of simpletons who can’t accept reality. You aren’t losing any money for anyone who denounces the gay lifestyle are you? If not, just chill, m’kay.

    Good day.

  • Pseudonym

    Thumbs down? Strange. People here are supporters of the Black Israelites? yIKES!

  • The Moon in the Sky
  • Fantastico

    I don’t understand the thumbs down either.

  • Fantastico


  • talaktochoba

    prayer or no, people can certainly make the DECISION to, which removes any possibility of comparing homosexuality to Civil Rights struggles in the 1960s or racial discrimination;

    both the latter were based upon inherited physical traits, not a mere selection of lifestyle such as what clothes or shoes to wear;

  • talaktochoba

    i’m very sorry about your loss of a friend, but please don’t confuse a lifestyle choice with the RIGHT to make that choice;

    people choose who they wish to love all the, even if that choice clearly is not a wise one;

    sometimes they are bullied very badly–or worse–for making that choice (think Bensonhurst) but that should not be used as an excuse to deny them making their choice;

    however repugnant and repulsive i may find homosexual lifestyles, however resistant i may be to their being put up as equal to my and my wife’s marraige–something i will NEVER stand for–not even homosexuals can be denied their HUMAN rights the Constitution refers to as inalienable;

    and denying anyone’s inalienable human rights is something else i will not stand for, either;

  • nan

    Is anything too hard for God? When a person goes to God, repents of his sins and asks God forgiveness then Yes, God hears the prayer of the sinner and will move on their behalf. The person has to make a decision to change their life and The Holy Spirit comes in and starts to guide the person into Truth. There is not such thing as, “pray the gay away”. Only God has the Power to cleanse. The blood of Jesus, his death, burial and resurrection has conquered all sin, but we have to walk in repentance and obedience in order to walk in newness of life.
    This man says he has changed, but a lot of people want to criticize him and persecute him, but that is the price of repentance and coming from the world. I know people who have been delivered from homosexuality, but it was only by the Power of Almighty God and their going to Him for deliverance. It is a personal thing between him and God and to use the phrase that sinners love to use, “a lot of people are JUDGING him”, when they need to just leave him alone.

  • BamnBamn

    why does this bother you so much? ur commenting A LOT lol

  • Timothy L. Smith

    The moment I dropped my britches and consciously penetrated a FEMALE

  • talaktochoba

    um, for us heterosexuals, it is GENETIC, wehad no more choice than we did in our parents;

    for you homosexuals, it is ELECTIVE, regardless of your parents and in spite of your genetics;

    and now i shall wait for your in controvert able scientific, genetic, even eco.utionary proof otherwise;

    here come the PC tsunami of self-righteous rhetoric…

  • legessi

    and if we removed your civil rights because you dyed your hair black, would you be ok with that? It’s just a choice, right? Just remove civil rights based on life choices, especially when those choices don’t harm anyone.

    Denying civil rights to a group of people for their sexual preference is wrong. Period.

  • talaktochoba

    sorry, but if by civil rights you mean the privilege of marrying and all the rights and responsibilities that go with it, simply because of a flawed lifestyle choice–i.e., dying your hair black or homosexuality–i’m afraid it is YOU who are completely wrong all of the time;

    choosing a flawed lifestyle does not in any way inhibit your human rights;

    however, when you seek to inflict upon me your lifestyle is to be taken as the “norm” and be treated with the same rights, privileges and respect as mine, AND try to require my tax dollars and insurance premiums and education system unequivocably support it, you couldn’t possibly be more wrong in this life or the next;

  • philliesluver

    I LOVE how you say people criticize and persecute him for “renouncing” being gay yet people such as yourself were doing that all along because he is gay……just sayin.

  • geenababe

    Wow, that’s all I can say

  • Marcus Allison

    Well said. I wish him well.

  • Will Apple

    There was nothing to cleanse of the man. Witness the damage that religion is doing to people who are torn between wicked preachments and their identity. It ruins lives and has caused many suicides.

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