LGBTQ Nation contributor Ashton Elijah Pittman appeared on The David Pakman Show this weekend to recount his experiences in Damon Thompson’s anti-gay ministry “The Ramp.”
In his debut essay at LGBTQ Nation — ‘Deliverance from homosexuality:’ How an anti-gay ministry changed my life — Pittman describes Thompson, a self-anointed “prophet,” as a “dangerous madman.”
“It’s not simply that he was the first preacher I ever heard use anti-gay slurs in a sermon or make the suggestion that it was possible to change one’s sexuality; it’s that he was the first preacher I ever heard sell homophobia and self-hatred so effectively.”
Pittman talks with Pakman about the anti-gay preaching, blowback against him for blogging about it, ex-gay teachings, and more. Watch:
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The David Pakman Show is an internationally syndicated talk radio and television program. The interview is set to air on July 4 (check for listings).