I Am Michael: The Retelling of Michael Glatze

Michael Glatze burst into the awareness of those in the ex-gay world in July 2007. He was a gay activist who in a panic turned to God. At that time, I had turned from my days supporting sexual reorientation change efforts and had established the sexual identity therapy framework as the better approach to traditionally … Continue reading “I Am Michael: The Retelling of Michael Glatze”

Michael Glatze writes again; removes inflammatory comment from blog

Michael Glatze is back and according to one of the blog posts he left up, he is ready to “rumble.”   Glatze caused quite a stir in July, 2007 when he announced that the former Young Gay America editor had gone straight. He was interviewed by NARTH’s Joe Nicolosi in addition to being featured by various socially … Continue reading “Michael Glatze writes again; removes inflammatory comment from blog”

More Michael Glatze

Michael Glatze has more to say about his story on World Net Daily today. UPDATE: Michelangelo Signorile interviewed Paul Schindler of the Gay City News about Michael Glatze today. Mr. Schindler talked with Michael and said that Michael indeed an up and coming leader among young gays. Further, Mr. Schindler revealed that Michael backed out … Continue reading “More Michael Glatze”

Michael Glatze to appear with Wayne Besen tonight on Paula Zahn Show

Wayne Besen is reporting that he will “debate” Michael Glatze and Charlene Cothran tonight on the Paula Zahn Now show at 8pm. I put debate in quotes because the format of the show rarely allows much time for any substantial give and take — mostly sound bites and zingers. But it might make Crossfire fans … Continue reading “Michael Glatze to appear with Wayne Besen tonight on Paula Zahn Show”

Interview with Michael Glatze

I spoke with Michael Glatze earlier this evening by phone and we corresponded some by email. First, by email, he gave me some answers to questions about the nature of his religious beliefs. He said: My religious beliefs are these: Jesus Christ came to take upon Him all of our sins. There is a place … Continue reading “Interview with Michael Glatze”

Lifesitenews article: An exercise in confirmation bias

Yesterday, Lifesitenews published an article complaining about me. Many of the complains are recycled from Peter LaBarbera’s website and a OneNewsNow article. I addressed those criticisms here and here. Mark Yarhouse also did so on the SIT Framework website. Beyond rehashing LaBarbera’s issues, I think the article reflects poorly on Lifesitenews. Let’s start with their characterization … Continue reading “Lifesitenews article: An exercise in confirmation bias”

Bullying is not a growth experience

UPDATE 2: The statement below has now been removed from the NARTH website. The first interview with Glatze is still available. Not sure what happened, the statement of regret was pretty shortlived (not quite a full day). UPDATE: This statement has replaced the Glatze interview on the NARTH website: Following the counsel of our friends at Exodus … Continue reading “Bullying is not a growth experience”

Another controversy opens a NARTH conference

Just over three years ago, I decided not to make a planned presentation to the annual conference of the National Association for the Research and Therapy of Homosexuality. At the same time, friend and colleague Dr. David Blakeslee resigned from the NARTH Scientific Advisory Board. We decided to take these actions in response to NARTH’s slow and, … Continue reading “Another controversy opens a NARTH conference”

Year in review: Top Ten Stories from 2007

Since it was so much fun last year, I decided to compile a top ten list of stories of the year on the blog. Since I am the only voter, the list is subjective and regular readers might arrange them differently or think I should have included another story over one of these. The stories are … Continue reading “Year in review: Top Ten Stories from 2007”

Young Gay American former editor writes of changed life

Today’s WorldNetDaily carries an article and column featuring Michael Glatze, who describes a religious conversion that he says has led to sexual conversion as well. Glatze says a 2005 appearance with Judy Shepard stimulated reflection that led to an evaluation of his life. While it will be tempting for those opposed to homosexuality to generalize … Continue reading “Young Gay American former editor writes of changed life”