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'Gay'-rights leader quits homosexuality
WorldNetDaily.com ^ | July 3, 2007 | Art Moore

Posted on 07/03/2007 4:15:13 AM PDT by Man50D

He was a rising star in the "gay rights" movement, but Michael Glatze now declares not only has he given up activism – he's no longer a homosexual.

Glatze – who had become a frequent media source as founding editor of Young Gay America magazine – tells the story of his transformation in an exclusive column published today by WND.

Although Glatze cut himself off from the homosexual community about a year and a half ago, he says the column likely will surprise some people.

"This will actually be news to anybody I used to relate to," he told WND.

The radical change in his life, Glatze recalls, began with inner "promptings" he now attributes to God.

"I hope I can share my story," he said. "I feel strongly God has put me here for a reason. Even in the darkest days of late-night parties, substance abuse and all kinds of things – when I felt like, 'Why am I here, what am I doing?' – there was always a voice there.

"I didn't know what to call it, or if I could trust it, but it said 'hold on.'"

Glatze said he became aware of homosexual feelings at about the age of 14 and publicly declared himself "gay" at age 20. Finally, after a decade in which his leadership role in the homosexual activist world grew – but alongside it, a mysterious inner conflict – he says he finally was "liberated."

In fact, he writes in his WND column today, "'coming out' from under the influence of the homosexual mindset was the most liberating, beautiful and astonishing thing I've ever experienced in my entire life."

Before "coming out" in his column today, Glatze contacted WND Managing Editor David Kupelian after reading his book, "

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To: The Ghost of FReepers Past
He has the sin and repentance part right. He just needs some guidance on the other part.

I expect he'll find it soon enough. He sounds like another Apollos in the making.

41 posted on 07/03/2007 7:33:03 AM PDT by thulldud ("Para ingl├ęs, oprima el dos.")
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To: imskylark; theanonymouslurker

I was going to say “Great Minds think alike,” but here the Holy Spirit is testifying to the truth!


42 posted on 07/03/2007 7:33:32 AM PDT by Lauren BaRecall (Illegal aliens do not have Constitutional rights.)
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To: Tax-chick
If the story is accurate, the man has received a miracle from God that will resonate for him throughout eternity.
43 posted on 07/03/2007 7:44:10 AM PDT by quadrant
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To: Lauren BaRecall

Most times I use a fishing analogy (see the tagline), God got his hook in me, and though I fought and sometimes ran the line off, eventually he boated me.


44 posted on 07/03/2007 7:58:08 AM PDT by fredhead (Teach a man to fish.......and he'll fish for a lifetime.)
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To: Lauren BaRecall

Most times I use a fishing analogy (see the tagline), God got his hook in me, and though I fought and sometimes ran the line off his reel, eventually he boated me.


45 posted on 07/03/2007 8:00:14 AM PDT by fredhead (Teach a man to fish.......and he'll fish for a lifetime.)
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To: tutstar

Let’s hope and pray he is a pied piper leading many out of the sinful lifestyle, and bringing them to Christ.


46 posted on 07/03/2007 8:30:48 AM PDT by Sensei Ern (http://www.myspace.com/reconcomedy - Ann Coulter is My Press Secretary)
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To: Man50D

Stick with God, pal....trust in the Lord. And ignore the naysayers that say He doesn’t exist, and ignore the liars telling you that God endorses homosexuality. Everyone has some burden to bear, so yoke placed upon them. Attraction to the same sex isn’t a sin...acting on it is. Just remember that. The Lord will find you a good woman to help you in this life if you trust in Him.


47 posted on 07/03/2007 8:31:52 AM PDT by DesScorp
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To: fredhead

:o)

God sure knows how to keep the line from breaking!


48 posted on 07/03/2007 8:51:55 AM PDT by Lauren BaRecall (Illegal aliens do not have Constitutional rights.)
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To: ECM; All
Sex can be a powerful feedback.. I'd imagine with enough effort you could train yourself to be attracted or not attracted to all manner of things...

I congratulate this guy since he seems to have wanted to change and succeeded. Still, I wonder if he is now attracted to women or just ignoring his same-sex desires.

Also..

"Looking back on his old lifestyle, Glatze told WND whenever he had a sense that he was doing something wrong, "I would I just attribute it to, 'that's just the way life is.'"

"If ever I were to question anything, [my colleagues] would say, 'You're such an idealist.'"

Glatze said he thought opponents of homosexual activism were "mean and crazy, and they wanted to hurt me."

"I thought they were out to get me," he said. "They made me really, really mad – and scared, I think. I wanted them to go away."

As I said, I congratulate him on making the change he wanted, but it sounds like this guy had some problems besides being attracted to men.. I'm sure there are lots of gay people out there who would tell their colleagues to quit being such whores, that pro-family activists aren't evil but just ideologically opposed, that nothing about same-sex desire makes you a robot unable to control and channel your own behavior.

49 posted on 07/03/2007 8:52:23 AM PDT by ivyleaguebrat
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To: Man50D

I have never known a truly bisexual man. Everyone I’ve known was a homosexual in denial....

That said....I am happy for this fellow. I hope it works.


50 posted on 07/03/2007 8:55:14 AM PDT by wardaddy (Don't be afraid to stand up for your culture. Do not let the race baiters stop you with their smears)
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To: R.W.Ratikal

Aren’t you a joy to be around. Must be nice to be perfect.


51 posted on 07/03/2007 9:07:49 AM PDT by pacelvi
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To: wardaddy
"I have never known a truly bisexual man. Everyone I’ve known was a homosexual in denial...."

A little more explanation might be in order?

Carolyn

52 posted on 07/03/2007 9:17:57 AM PDT by CDHart ("It's too late to work within the system and too early to shoot the b@#$%^&s."--Claire Wolfe)
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To: CDHart

Here in the South, we have a fair number of homosexuals who tried to hide it with wives and families...and everyone I know of was a disaster.

I do not believe straight men experiment with homosexuality though I believe some straight women do....especially if high or even some who find women less threatening. Women playing with other women seems to be more common than in the past...sort of a pansexual epidemic.

That said...I hope this works for him


53 posted on 07/03/2007 9:41:07 AM PDT by wardaddy
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To: Man50D

With God, all things are possible.


54 posted on 07/03/2007 9:45:42 AM PDT by Antoninus (P!ss off an environmentalist wacko . . . have more kids.)
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To: Man50D

God bless him. I wish him all the luck in the world in his new journey of hope and faith.


55 posted on 07/03/2007 9:56:54 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Bush has replaced the Liberty Bell with the Taco Bell!)
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To: wardaddy; CDHart

There is no such thing as a “homosexual” or a “bi-sexual”.
There are only people who “think” they are “homosexual” or “bi-sexual” and choose to live
a “homosexual” or a “bi-sexual” lifestyle.


56 posted on 07/03/2007 9:59:08 AM PDT by WKB (It's hard to tell who's more afraid of Fred Thompson; The Dims or the rudibots.)
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To: Man50D

There goes his unemployment benefits!


57 posted on 07/03/2007 10:01:59 AM PDT by eyedigress (Little Johnny Edwards seems to have an image problem)
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To: unspun

“Let’s pray for the man.”

I will!

Satan is never pleased when one slips away from him.


58 posted on 07/03/2007 10:04:25 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) .)
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To: reagan_fanatic
I wish him all the luck in the world in his new journey of hope and faith.

Perhaps his new journey will take him on the path to date my daughter or even your daughter or sister.

Now, wouldn't that be Wonderful!

59 posted on 07/03/2007 10:09:19 AM PDT by trumandogz
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To: wardaddy
and everyone I know of was a disaster.

Do you know everyone?

60 posted on 07/03/2007 10:26:34 AM PDT by The Ghost of FReepers Past (Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light..... Isaiah 5:20)
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