LaBarbera Demands Apology From Ex-Ex-Gay Activists

LaBarbera Demands Apology From Ex-Ex-Gay Activists September 16, 2014

With a staggering number of “ex-gay” activists over the last year or two coming out and saying that it was all a lie, that they’re really still gay and that you can’t change who you are, the Christian right bigotry industry is in a bit of an uproar. Peter LaBarbera says those people owe the remaining bigots an apology:

While speaking to Janet Mefferd yesterday about recent statements by people like Randy Thomas, Yvette Schneider, Alan Chambers and John Paulk who, among others, have denounced the ex-gay movement they once took part in, LaBarbera said that they are “sellouts” who, instead of apologizing to the LGBT community, should apologize to the Religious Right.

LaBarbera said such activists are “negating the word of God to score some points with the politically correct thought police” while hurting “people trapped in homosexuality.”

“He needs to apologize to the body of Christ now for selling out the Bible,” he said of Thomas. “That’s the apology I want to see from Alan Chambers and Randy Thomas and all of these sellouts, is people saying I’m coming back to this route and then apologizing to the body of Christ for promoting error.”

Yes, yes, yes. The truth is terribly inconvenient for you, so those who are telling it should apologize to you for totally screwing up your argument. My heart bleeds for you.

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  • LightningRose

    Dear Ed,


    No love,


  • John Pieret

    He needs to apologize to the body of Christ now for selling out the Bible

    Thanks again for showing those people and the whole world that reality trumps the Bible. Keep up the good work!

  • Maybe if LaBarbera prays a little harder, reality will go away.

  • dugglebogey

    You want me to apologize to a piece of bread for betraying a book? Done!

  • Dave Maier

    It’s not the pop-ups that bug me, it’s the autoplay ads. Ed addressed this earlier somewhere but I forget what he said (maybe it should be posted up top). Are we to click on “Tech Issues” and report them? If so what do they need to know?

  • kantalope

    How does one get on the payroll of the politically correct thought police anyway? I know I would like to take some of their sweet sweet cash they are always throwing around.

  • dingojack

    kantalope – the only problem is you can’t beat-up or taser anyone, — that sort of behaviour wouldn’t be very PC now would it?

    Are the most Junior ranks in this ‘police force’ called:

    PCTP PCs?



    PS: I don’t want to be on the front line gathering up thoughts or trudging through the bush in the rain looking for lost thoughts etc.

    Can I be the work place health and safety officer instead? And can I have a sign on my office door saying ‘WPH&C PCTP’? 😉

  • eric

    He needs to apologize to the body of Christ now for selling out the Bible,” he said of Thomas.

    If the body of Christ wants an apology, then the body of Christ can ask for it.

  • Artor

    Dear LighningRose,


    Over, and over again,


    • LightningRose

      Trust me Artor, I am using AdBlock+

      This particular pop-up started yesterday and only appears the first time a link is clicked each day. Pop-ups tied to clicking links are notoriously difficult to stop.

  • dingojack

    Or, Artor, alternatively fix the bug in the website.

    Or is the concept that consumers expect products to work as expected a little too difficult for you to grasp?


  • alanb

    You people don’t understand how scary the politically correct thought police are. It’s like the SS times a gazillion. Of course they caved in.

  • Pierce R. Butler

    … LaBarbera said that they are “sellouts” …

    No he didn’t – so who interpolated that “elo” into the word he did use?

  • Trebuchet

    @ about half the commentors on this post: There’s a “Go Ad Free” link right above Ed’s picture. Use it. It’s cheap and supports FTB. Or you can even click below, I’ve copied the link for your convenience:

  • dingojack

    Trebuchet – see mine #10.


  • corporal klinger

    Adblock works perfectly for me (Europe).

  • Michael Heath


    I have a pop-up blocker as an extension of my browser. I have no problems with this site or even sites where I need to allow popups.

    I also have an extension that blocks Flash content in a way that allows me to easily unblock Flash content when I want.

    These sorts of extensions have been around for years.

    I don’t understand why people are projecting their frustration when containment is at their finger-tips, and free at that.

  • mistertwo

    @Pierce R. Butler #13 I don’t think I understand what you’re saying. He said both that they were selling out to the world, and selling out the Bible, so he twice said that they are sellouts. What do you mean that someone interpolated an “e|o into the word he used?

  • Pierce R. Butler

    mistertwo @ # 18 – Trying spelling it: sellout!

  • hunter

    d.c.wilson @3:

    Reality and LaBarbera parted company a looong time ago.

  • sundoga

    “Dear Peter – I am sorry that you are such an idiot.”

  • dingojack

    Hey Pete – Brenda Lee is is so sorry



  • dan4

    @13: Kind of a dud as a “joke”, since “sluts” only refers to women. As you can see from his comments,” some of the people LaBarbera believes are “sellouts” are men.

  • Pierce R. Butler

    dan4 @ # 3: … “sluts” only refers to women.

    Perhaps in the circles you move in…

  • Pierce R. Butler

    Oops, that’s @ # 23 in my # 24.

  • dan4

    @24. Huh? Again, the word “sluts” only refers to women.

  • marcus

    @26 Actually, I’ve been a slut my whole life, though not always ethical.

  • marcus

    I feel I should elaborate.

    We, the sluts of the world, are reclaiming that word as a badge of honor. in today’s world sluttiness is a revolutionary act, an act of defiance and bravery. We reserve the right to have sex however and with whomever we like, for any reason that moves us or for no reason in particular. It is our right.

  • dingojack

    “Well, I was just trying to make a point, and that is that it’s the suppression of the word that gives it the power, the violence, the viciousness. Dig: if President Kennedy would just go on television, and say, “I would like to introduce you to all the niggers in my cabinet,” and if he’d just say “nigger nigger nigger nigger nigger” to every nigger he saw, “boogie boogie boogie boogie boogie,” “nigger nigger nigger nigger nigger” ’til nigger didn’t mean anything anymore, then you could never make some six-year-old black kid cry because somebody called him a nigger at school..” – Lennie Bruce.


  • dingojack

    Especially apposite on ‘International Blasphemy Rights Day’.

    Deo porco.