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Ex-Gay No Way: Survival and Recovery from Religious Abuse

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Bringing to light an extreme fundamentalist Christian view, this insider’s perspective offers hope to people grappling with the aftereffects of a cult-like movement often known as “Reparative Therapy.” The movement assumes that going from gay to straight is easily changeable and change-worthy, despite decades of psycho/sexual research to the contrary. Although it did not s ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published May 1st 2010 by Findhorn Press (first published January 1st 2010)
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Anthony OAM
Jul 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
‘Ex-gay, No Way’ is the ultimate ex-gay survivor guide and so much more. It’s actually a survivor guide for any gay or lesbian person who is in, or come out of a strong biblically-based belief system. Its relevancy will help each individual move through the complexities of the perceived conflict between faith and sexuality.

The term ex-gay survivor is a relatively new invention. In recent years a growing number of us have shared our journeys in autobiographical form. The internet has given anothe
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Ana Mardoll
Jul 23, 2011 rated it really liked it
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I want to start by saying that this is an excellent memoir and a very necessary book -- I highly recommend this book to anyone who is gay (or thinks they might be) and is worried about reconciling their sexuality with Christianity, as well as a recovery tool for anyone suffering from the religious abuse that occurs in the name of "turning gays straight". We need to live in a world where books like this are no longer necessary, but until that level of tolerance is found
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Sarah
Apr 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
Through the author's personal testimony and the testimonies of other ex-gay survivors, the reader sees how incredibly destructive ex-gay programs are. There are tales about loss of self-esteem, suicide, self mutilation, etc. – all brought on by the brainwashing of these groups that cause gays to feel bad about themselves and to try to force themselves to change something that cannot be changed. It discussed how the vast majority of gay people who go through these programs fail to remain or becom ...more
Pablo  Rodriguez
Jul 03, 2010 rated it it was amazing
This is a fascinating story of one man's journey from oppression to freedom. Jallen grew up in a homophobic environment and went to ex-gay therapy. This is his journey in life,the struggle to be who he authentically is. Though I am more conservative in my views and in my style than he is, I gained much from reading this book. ...more
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Sep 06, 2012 rated it did not like it
I bought this book with an expectant heart but I was disappointed I simple did not like the author's style of writing. I have asked my partner to read it too and maybe it will be loved..... ...more
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