Conversion therapy: A debunked practice aimed at “converting” homosexuals

CBS News Sunday Morning
by Sari Aviv
November 11, 2018

 

“I was a perfect, golden, super Christian ideal man,” said 29-year-old Adam Trimmer.  And inside? “Inside, I was scared, broken. Afraid. I knew it wasn’t real. I cried myself to sleep so many nights praying, ‘God, please change me.'”

Trimmer grew up outside Richmond, Virginia, struggling to keep a secret from his deeply-religious Southern Baptist parents. “I was hiding. I was singing at church, I was a missionary. I did everything to try to be the best Christian,” he told correspondent Erin Moriarty. “And I would just wake up, and I was still gay.”

And so, at 17, Adam came out to his mother, Paulette. It didn’t go well. She recalled, “He said, ‘I am gay. I know I am gay.’ And I just turned and looked to the side and tears just rolling down my face. And I looked at him and I said, ‘Adam, a man shall not lay with another man.’ And he started crying. I wanted him to know that it’s in the Bible, and you’re going against God.”

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