John Paulk Apologizes for Ex-Gay Gospel, Wife Says She'll Pray for Him
- For the better part of ten years, I was an advocate and spokesman for whatâ€™s known as the â€śex-gay movement,â€ť where we declared that sexual orientation could be changed through a close-knit relationship with God, intensive therapy and strong determination. At the time, I truly believed that it would happen. And while many things in my life did change as a Christian, my sexual orientation did not.So in 2003, I left the public ministry and gave up my role as a spokesman for the â€śex-gay movement.â€ť I began a new journey. In the decade since, my beliefs have changed. Today, I do not consider myself â€śex-gayâ€ť and I no longer support or promote the movement. Please allow me to be clear: I do not believe that reparative therapy changes sexual orientation; in fact, it does great harm to many people.