Hardball's Chris Matthews on the Death of the 'Ex-Gay' Movement: VIDEO
On Friday's Hardball, Chris Matthews welcomed Truth Wins Out's Wayne Besen and psychotherapist Dr. Laura Berman to discuss this week's news that Alan Chambers was shutting down the leading "ex-gay" organization Exodus International.
Besen and Berman discuss what a harmful sham these organizations are.
Asks Matthews: "The country I grew up in is very different than the one I live in now. The words like 'queer' thrown around 20-30 years ago - today somebody who's gay might say it sometimes for sort of campy reasons. Today, I think it's gone beyond tolerance to acceptance, not quite the celebration yet but certainly full understanding and acceptance in a positive way. What do you think the difference is for the young person today who at the age of 12 or 13 says, 'you know what, I think I'm that way.' How's it different? I want some hope here. I hope there is some."
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