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Preacher Breaks Down While Discussing 'Ex-Gay' Guide: VIDEO


Conservative ideologues are currently gathered in Washington DC for Family Research Council's Watchmen on the Wall Pastors Briefing, where a man named Jesse Connors was given an opportunity to tout his website, TrueLife.org.

In addition to providing Biblical analysis and local church listings, Right Wing Watch reports the site also has a number of "instructional" videos that Connors claims were "built to convert a homosexual."

Connors must have felt the spirit, because he became overwhelmed by emotion and began to weep, especially when discussing one of the star's of his "ex-gay" video, a man who died of HIV/AIDS-related causes.

There's a lot that could be said about this little scene, and I'll let you do the talking in the comment. But first, watch the video, AFTER THE JUMP

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  1. It is pathetic that Christianity has stripped this man of any iota of basic human dignity.

    Posted by: Johnson | May 24, 2012 1:56:59 PM

  2. That sad, self-loathing closet case. Well, glass closet case because you'd have to be deaf and blind not to read her beads.

    Posted by: Gobear | May 24, 2012 2:00:36 PM

  3. Drama queen. As messed up in the head as he is, he ought to cry.

    Posted by: Jack M | May 24, 2012 2:01:42 PM

  4. I hope Jesse Connors get the help he needs. And hopefully that will one day include some inner peace. And maybe a vacation somewhere far away from the things that are clearly tormenting him.

    Posted by: gaga1 | May 24, 2012 2:01:54 PM

  5. OMG...how pathetic. Someone put this poor repressed homo to sleep...but first tie him down and "f" him up the ass with his crucifix one last time!!

    Posted by: Paul B. | May 24, 2012 2:02:13 PM

  6. "Fruit of your labor"

    This poor kid. He looks like he's in physical pain.

    Posted by: Mike M. | May 24, 2012 2:03:58 PM

  7. Self-exemplifying example of the desperate self loathing conservative religious views cause.

    Posted by: v | May 24, 2012 2:04:20 PM

  8. The sadist part is he wants others to join him in his misery.

    Posted by: Mickey | May 24, 2012 2:07:18 PM

  9. This makes me so sad. This is why we need to be kinder and more understanding than our opponents. They're us. This guy doesn't need a "crucifix up his ass". He deserves our pity and someone to reach out to him and show him true dignity.

    Posted by: Rich | May 24, 2012 2:08:37 PM

  10. "they're all gonna laugh at you, they're all gonna laught at you" Grow some balls.

    Posted by: misael | May 24, 2012 2:11:40 PM

  11. Rich, this guy needs to be pushed off the side a cliff. 99% of the homophobic bullshite we put up with comes from self loathing closeted cowards. F#ck him.

    Posted by: Michae | May 24, 2012 2:14:14 PM

  12. of course he's crying. he misses the sweet sweet feel of a cock up his @ss.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | May 24, 2012 2:15:28 PM

  13. I'm with you, Rich. I don't think there's anything funny about his pain. What a sad and tormented person. We need to show the compassion and understanding we wish the other side was capable of.

    Posted by: Dave | May 24, 2012 2:15:59 PM

  14. The video makes me sad. Clearly an internally tormented person. Too bad the world he has chosen to make himself a part of kills his soul.

    Posted by: joe | May 24, 2012 2:17:22 PM

  15. Pathetic...

    Posted by: Pedro | May 24, 2012 2:17:23 PM

  16. I wanted to post something snarky about this guy since what he's espousing is so ridiculous, but it would feel wrong to attack someone who is so obviously tormented. I feel nothing for this man but pity.

    Posted by: Sam | May 24, 2012 2:24:08 PM

  17. Religion is institutionalized insanity.

    Posted by: thunderboltfan | May 24, 2012 2:24:25 PM

  18. I think the audience reaction, or nonreaction, is interesting. The guy is so overwrought with emotion but it's clearly not infectious. You could tell the audience just felt icky watching it. I would bet that the "ex-gays" are pretty unpopular on the right wing circuit. They serve a purpose for their political agenda. But as individuals, they're just so obviously gay and high strung, and I don't see the 60 something tea partiers and fundies bonding with them.

    Posted by: Brian | May 24, 2012 2:25:39 PM

  19. by all means, brothers and sisters, lend your face and voice and go out and show "the compassion" you feel others aren't giving.

    compassion? understanding? if you feel there are people here who are missing "the point" then make a video and share the message you feel others aren't delivering.

    ex-gay treatment facilities are all the same - convincing people that a lie is necessary to live a happy life. in the end, it's not about "pleasing God", it's about pleasing the lowly-mortals who falsely think they're "obeying God."

    keep some things in mind - these are the same people who think "All Jews Go To Hell", that all non-Christians are doomed to the fiery pits for eternity, that breaking the 9th Commandment is "less" of a sin than acting on your (gag) same-sex attractions.

    ex-gay myths and lies.

    at some point you need to be a grown adult man and obey the laws of logic, reason, facts and empirical evidence. this man isn't concerned about pleasing some deity, he's only concerned about pleasing members of his family and community who are slaves to a religious text that they clearly don't understand.


    Posted by: LittleKiwi | May 24, 2012 2:26:32 PM

  20. sidebar comment - for all the talk about "the gay community influencing gay people who then change their mannerisms, speech patterns and blah blah blah" why has this guy's love of Jeebus and hatred of 'All Things Gay' not rid him of his utter stereotyped-in-lace queeniness? And I don't mean that as an insult, because it isn't - it's just a description.

    We see it here all the time "Gay Community makes gay men forget to be masculine! it makes them lisp!"

    well, sugarpie in this video is working his tuchas off to distance himself from anything gay and he's still merely one unicorn short of being a self-contained float in a pride parade.

    funny, eh?

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | May 24, 2012 2:30:29 PM

  21. Haven't we seen this kind of crazy before?
    Jason Russell the Kony film maker that ended up naked on an LA street corner ranting just like this. This guy had the had this same thing going on...their sick.

    Posted by: VDUFFORD | May 24, 2012 2:34:10 PM

  22. Wow. That's sad to watch, and also scary. Other than that, words fail me.

    Posted by: kdknyc | May 24, 2012 2:41:04 PM

  23. while this mans pain doesn't bring me any joy it doesn't illicit sympathy either. It does make me angry at the church and religion in general, but I was already pretty angry at that stuff before I saw this.

    Posted by: chad | May 24, 2012 2:44:57 PM

  24. "well, sugarpie in this video is working his tuchas off to distance himself from anything gay and he's still merely one unicorn short of being a self-contained float in a pride parade."
    @LITTLEKIWI that's hilarious.

    Posted by: moike | May 24, 2012 2:45:09 PM

  25. That is One Hot Holy Mess. so sad

    Posted by: gary | May 24, 2012 2:47:35 PM

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