A one-time ‘conversion therapy’ leader in the US has come out as gay.
Fifty-one-year-old McKrae Game, who founded the Christian-based Hope For Wholeness programme 20 years ago, has now called for an end to the practice.
Speaking to The Post and Courier, Game said: "Conversion therapy is not just a lie, but it’s very harmful. Because it’s false advertising."
He continued: "I was a religious zealot that hurt people. People said they attempted suicide over me and the things I said to them. People, I know, are in therapy because of me.
"Why would I want that to continue?"
He added: "I created it all. We have harmed generations of people.”
Speaking about the reaction of LGBTs to his coming out, Game said: “Most people in the gay community have treated me ridiculously kind, liking me for me now and not who I was. And I hope they just give me the chance to talk to them so I can hear them out and apologise.”
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