Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Undercover at an "Ex-Gay" Camp

Over at Alternet, you can read all about how Ted Cox went undercover at a "Journey Into Manhood" camp, Matt Taibbi-in-The Great Derangement-style. What does it feel like for a man, learning to be a man, with the help of other men? It involves isolation and strange rituals and "Native American flute music" and re-enactments of junior high school gym class humiliations.

Oh! It also involves spending the day participating in astoundingly homoerotic activities:

"My weekend was filled with crying, singing, and wrestling, as 30 men struggled to overcome their attraction to other men. It was also the first time I felt another man's erection."

Ted Cox, What Happened When I Went Undercover at a Christian Gay-to-Straight Conversion Camp

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