We once believed that there was something morally wrong and psychologically “broken” about being LGBTQ. We know better now. We once believed that sexual orientation or gender identity were somehow chosen or could be changed. We know better now. We once thought it was impossible to embrace our sexual orientation or sexual identity as an intrinsic, healthy part of who we are and who we were created to be. We know better now.
“Conversion therapy” is not a thing. That is, there is no legitimate therapy that converts gay people into straight people, or transgender people into non-transgender people. For most people with a religious affinity, there is prayer to remain celibate, or prayer to accept one’s orientation — and nothing more. Some evangelicals claim that there is […]