Reparative therapy represses – Cindy Rodr?guez

Even an exorcism couldn’t scare the gay out of Peterson Toscano.

But that is the lengths he went to because his evangelical Christian church brainwashed him into thinking he was abnormal.

Toscano, 41, said he spent $30,000 over 17 years, traveling to three continents, chasing one treatment program after the next.

In the end, he came to a healthy conclusion: Gay people can’t change any more than a heterosexual person can. Nor should they need to. They are God’s children, perfect the way they are.

Toscano is one of dozens of gay Christian men who wrote or called me during the past two weeks, following a column I wrote about the so-called ex-gay movement, which encourages “reparative therapy.”