Wednesday, March 14, 2007

South Park's ex-gay episode

Wow, I just saw South Park's new episode which featured an ex-gay camp. Being lampooned by South Park has to be some kind of milestone of recognition for the ex-gay movement.

In the episode, Butters is sent to an ex-gay camp after one of Cartman's cruel (and really disturbing) pranks gets out of hand. Butters is clueless about why he is there and told that he is bi-curious and confused. The episode portrays the ex-gay Christianist language about using faith to turn straight pretty well. It certainly captured some of the ridiculous, confusing, and hopeless aspects of the ex-gay lifestyle. I have to admit that there were times in my ex-gay experience that I felt like Butters.

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