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Stroking a horse can cure ‘the gay’ – Yippee, ki Yah!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

So, let me see if I have this correct…

If I use Equine Assisted Psychotherapy – which is sessions involving the stroking of horses – this will aid in the “curing” the “addiction” of my homosexuality.

So says Raymond Bell, the Pastor of the Cowboy Church of Virginia. (I can’t make this up!)

Bell doesn’t believe that homosexuality is genetic, he believes: “Homosexuality is actually a type of addiction. It is not ‘curable’ as a disease because it is a ‘choice driven’ by the person.

If the stroking of the horses doesn’t work for you – you could try one of the following:

  • Riding a Bicycle – Graeme Hammond was an American neurologist who believed that “homosexuality was rooted in nervous exhaustion and that bicycle exercise would restore health and heterosexuality.”
  • Hong Kong had a government-sponsored training session on conversion therapy. One of the techniques suggested for cutting homosexuality were cold showers, prayer, and abstinence.
  • Want to “pray away the gay?” There still is an app for that (and there used to be another). If you don’t have an iPhone to be able to get the app, you can go to Marcus Bachmann’s conversion clinic. “Pray the gay away!” has become the battle cry of the conversion therapy movement.

The fact that people feel they need to “cure” me makes my head hurt.

In the 1800’s physician Denslow Lewis was of the opinion that women who were brought up in wealthy homes could develop “sexual hyperesthesia (excessive sensitivity to stimuli) and become lesbians.”

The good doctor would prescribed “cocaine solutions, saline cathartics, the surgical “liberation” of adherent clitorises, or even the administration of strychnine by hypodermic” in order to cure these afflicted women. Needless to say, one woman went insane and died in an asylum, and he claimed that some of his patients were “indeed cured” and became wives and mothers. One has to wonder if they simply went with the men to stop the madness.

With all the inroads the LGBT community has made in the past year – this nonsense is just insulting beyond words.

Will we ever be seen as people like everyone else? Human beings with feelings and emotions like the rest of the world? Will these religious types ever understand that their god made us just the way we are – just as he made them.

I mean, if we have to accept them with all their stupidity and hatred why is it so hard for them to see us as gay?

It’s a New Year — let’s put the horses out to pasture there partner!

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54 more reader comments:

  1. That’s the dumbest thing I ever read.

    Posted on Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 7:03pm
  2. What the fuck?

    Posted on Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 7:03pm
  3. This isn’t completely stupid at all…

    Posted on Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 7:04pm
  4. How does this explain the gay cowboys then? Lmao

    Posted on Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 7:04pm
  5. Stroking the horse’s what…??

    Posted on Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 7:06pm
  6. whaa? lol, smh

    Posted on Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 7:06pm
  7. I’m sure the International gay Rodeo Association would be interested knowing about this. http://igra.com/

    Posted on Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 7:06pm
  8. ¿Qué carajo?

    Posted on Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 7:09pm
  9. Can we cure the dumbfucks that suggested this of their stupidity?

    Posted on Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 7:09pm
  10. What kind of shit is this

    Posted on Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 7:09pm
  11. Ummmm really I didn’t know “the gay” was a sickness?

    Posted on Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 7:09pm
  12. lmao

    Posted on Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 7:10pm
  13. It didn’t help me at the bar last night. . .

    Posted on Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 7:15pm
  14. What a wack job

    Posted on Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 7:19pm
  15. the play “Equus” comes to mind…

    Posted on Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 7:20pm
  16. Huh? There’s no cure for anyone.

    Posted on Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 7:21pm
  17. I stroked a few men that are hung like horses, does that count?

    Posted on Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 7:22pm
  18. just another idiot trying to get his name in print and bashing gays to do it.

    Posted on Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 7:27pm
  19. This ignorant asshat puts a bad spin on the cowboy churches; I’m ashamed that he represents them.

    Posted on Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 7:31pm
  20. Haha, I think someone needs to go read up on a certain little play called Equus before touting horse stroking/riding/ etc. as cure for homosexuality.

    Posted on Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 7:34pm
  21. He should try getting trampled by a horse. It cures stupidity.

    Posted on Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 7:41pm
  22. Where do these idiots come up with this shit? My cure for the fiscal cliff is to tax stupidity. That will wipe out the defecit and give us a surplus in a single year.

    Posted on Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 7:45pm
  23. I hope next year the cure will be puppy kisses bc puppy kisses are so dang cute!

    Posted on Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 7:58pm
  24. NOT. my first love are horses, my second is making love to women.

    Posted on Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 8:27pm
  25. Talk about fleecing people. It’s all asinine.

    Posted on Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 8:28pm
  26. lonesome cowboys….andy warhol version comes to mind.

    Posted on Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 8:28pm
  27. how can a horse give consent about wanting his gay stroked away I wonder

    Posted on Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 8:37pm
  28. OK, so stroking a horse cures homosexuality? Wow. Glue is made from horses, so if I sniff the glue, will that work too or will I just come up with stupid shit as a cure for gayness?

    Posted on Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 8:49pm
  29. Bahahahahahaha!!!!! OMG, they get funnier and FUNNIER!!!! Hahahahahaha

    Posted on Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 8:53pm
  30. o-0 so stupid!

    Posted on Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 9:04pm
  31. Seems to me that stroking a stud makes you gay not dehomosexualized. just sayin

    Posted on Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 9:36pm
  32. Ennis Delmar will disagree with you

    Posted on Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 10:31pm
  33. This is all very well, but has anyone found a cure for ‘the straight’ yet?

    Posted on Monday, December 31, 2012 at 3:21am
  34. WOW….just WOW!!! I couldnt even make it 2 paragraphs into this super lame article. If any one ever asks you if stupidity still exists just point them to this story!!!!

    Posted on Monday, December 31, 2012 at 6:33am
  35. Great Would not like to try After all these years of homsexuality

    Posted on Monday, December 31, 2012 at 8:23am
  36. Not according to Brokeback Mountain….

    Posted on Monday, December 31, 2012 at 9:03am
  37. that just does not sound right

    Posted on Monday, December 31, 2012 at 9:04am
  38. jajajajaja…

    Posted on Monday, December 31, 2012 at 9:08am
  39. @Larissa,lmfao

    Posted on Monday, December 31, 2012 at 9:11am
  40. Self Loathing Bigots.

    Posted on Monday, December 31, 2012 at 9:12am
  41. that ending ruined it. we were not created by anything and there is no proof a god

    Posted on Monday, December 31, 2012 at 9:12am
  42. *of a

    Posted on Monday, December 31, 2012 at 9:12am
  43. That’s funny, I stroke my “horse” everyday and I’m still gay.

    Posted on Monday, December 31, 2012 at 9:12am
  44. Really, it hasn’t done a thing for me in the 60+ years I’ve been doing that. I will say it has made me very happy though.

    Posted on Monday, December 31, 2012 at 9:12am
  45. Low

    Posted on Monday, December 31, 2012 at 9:16am
  46. Okay, I stroked a horse and now all I want to do is run around a track. I can’t resist the urge to whinny and I have a strange craving for oats.

    Posted on Monday, December 31, 2012 at 9:17am
  47. Well, that explains it. I must not have spent enough time with my horses growing up :P

    Posted on Monday, December 31, 2012 at 9:17am
  48. I am visiting a farm RIGHT NOW! I’ve been petting and stroking the horses and all the other animals. Still gay. Not only that, they have miniature Horses here and those are some gay animals.

    Posted on Monday, December 31, 2012 at 9:23am
  49. Lmfao really?

    Posted on Monday, December 31, 2012 at 9:32am
  50. Lol. Crazy…..

    Posted on Monday, December 31, 2012 at 9:56am
  51. What does stroking a cowboy do?

    Posted on Monday, December 31, 2012 at 10:15am
  52. SERIOUSLY??!!!@#?? What are they going to come up with…. next?

    Posted on Monday, December 31, 2012 at 10:33am
  53. how does a horse give consent that he wants his gay stroked away

    Posted on Monday, December 31, 2012 at 10:40am
  54. This is so ridiculous that it’s hilarious.

    So, if my gayness doesn’t go away does that mean I have to pet two horses?

    I think if I rode them I’d explode into a shower of rainbows and destroy the ranch.

    Posted on Monday, December 31, 2012 at 10:58am