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"Ex-Gay" Donnie Davies brings his Ex-Gayness to SXSW

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Purported "ex-gay" Donnie Davies and his band Evening Service (if you'll remember, his YouTube video with the charming chorus "God Hates a Fag" made headlines some time ago) played a gig at the Austin Texas music fest South by Southwest (SXSW) over the weekend.

According to blogger St. Murse, who did some nice coverage of the event, Davies is still working that "ex-gay" image, whether it's legit or not. Also, apparently up for question is whether Donnie can sing at all:

"Interestingly, in addition to not being an ex-gay (or probably gay at all) or Christian (at least of the scary variety), Donnie's not even a singer. He just lip-syncs while this guy (above right) sings off-stage?"

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JoeyoglesbyMore developments in the tale of purported "ex-gay" Donnie Davies, whose "God hates a f*g" video sent folks on a quest to discover his true identity. Late Friday, another video from Davies showed up (below) in which he claims he's being attacked for being overweight.

And although it appears he's denying the charge, Donnie Davies was unmasked on Saturday as actor Joey Oglesby. One of blogger JoeMyGod's readers alerted him to the comedian who is the spitting image of Pastor Donnie Davies.

According to his resume, "Joey Oglesby recently appeared in a production of Debbie Does Dallas: The Musical. Joey Oglesby is a former member of the Chicken & Pickle Guys sketch comedy duo."

Oglesby denies he's Davies, according to Joe.

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Donnie Davies: Has Bobby Conn Pulled a Con?

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Blog Good As You may have uncovered the man behind the "ex-gay" 'The Bible Says' video. One of the bands listed on the LoveGodsWay.org site as a "gay band" is Bobby Conn. Their website features the above photo of a band called The Glass Gypsies, featuring a man who looks very much like Donnie Davies.

Dan Savage at Slog did some further investigation and discovered that blog Newspeak found a review revealing the Glass Gypsies to be a band that does political satire. Savage also discovered some suspicious videos.

I think those that voted "The Bible Says" video an elaborate ruse may have something.

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"Ex-Gay" Donnie Davies Speaks about "The Bible Says" Video

For those of you who were transfixed by the bizarre "The Bible Says" video which appeared on this site the other day (and inspired more comments more quickly than almost anything I have ever posted) and was later taken down by YouTube, Dan Savage at Slog has done some great work that still leaves us wondering, is this guy for real?

By the way, you can still view the original video here...

Via Dan come these two new videos, as well as the text of an IM session between Seattle's Laurence Ballard and Davies. Ballard contacted Savage after IMing with the man who holds the AIM name PastorDavies, which is listed on the LoveGodsWay website.

The video on the left appeared yesterday, following the controversy and the rapid viral spread of the Donnie Davies "The Bible Says" video .

In the video, Davies talks about the video and thanks people at YouTube and MySpace, as well as Andrew Sullivan, whom he calls a "great Christian man". He thanks Sullivan for condemning YouTube's removal of the video. Davies also talks about being an ex-gay.

The video on the right has been on YouTube since Monday. In it Donnie Davies welcomes people to his ex-gay ministries and introduces his videos.

Real or hoax? Savage thinks it's for real. The debate rages on.

UPDATE: Is Donnie Davies really actor/musician/improv performer Todd Quillen?

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