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Why is MTV Promoting Ex-Gay Therapy?


MTV recently aired an episode of True Life that focused on ex-gay ministries. The episode, subtitled, “I Want to Be Straight,” highlights the story of two teens as they struggle to change their sexual orientation.

Instead of telling viewers about the dangers of these conversion therapies though, the network turned it into a puff piece that could have been produced by Marcus Bachmann or Focus on the Family.

To make matters worse, they’ve done a follow-up with one of the subjects that’s posted to their blog. Again, it’s like a pitch for kids to find Jeebus and pray away the gay. 


disagree. i think they’re just showing ppl who have gone through ex-gay therapy and accept it and become ex-gay. it happens, it’s real, and mtv is showing another side of the 20-something. not everyone is open, honest with themself, or ok with being gay. some ppl never come out. some ppl come out after they’re married with kids and think they got rid of the gay.

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