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Wayne Besen Exposes ‘Ex-Gay’ Poster Boy John Paulk As Fraud….. Again – He’s A HOMO!

John and Anne Paulk were the king and queen of the so-called “ex-gay” industry. Anne an “ex-lesbian” had appeared in the Religious Right’s 1998 “Truth in Love” campaign with a full-page ad in the New York Times headlined, “I’m living proof that Truth can set you free.”and her husband, John, a “ex-gay”  was the founder of Focus on the Family’s Love Won Out program and the Chairman of Exodus International. John and appeared numerous television shows like 60 Minutes,  telling the world about how he prayed away the his own gay and married his “ex-lesbian” wife.

But on Sept. 19, 2000 that lie abruptly ended when investigative journalist Wayne Besen founder of Truth Wins Out photographed John in Mr. P’s, a notorious Washington, DC gay bar.

On September 19, 2003 while on a speaking tour, Paulk was identified as hustling drinks and flirting at Mr. P’s, a Washington DC neighborhood gay bar . While identifying himself as “John Clint”, a patron contacted Wayne Beeson, When Beeson arrived at the bar forty minutes later and confronted Paulk, he denied who he was, exited the bar and found a photographer outside to document his leaving the bar. When confronted by Beeson about the incident and the photographs, Paulk admitted being in the bar, but stated that he didn’t know it gay bar and had simply stopped in for a moment to use the restroom.


James Dobson on Focus on the Family radio, where the group claimed that Paulk had simply “slipped” into temporary sin. On the show, John plead for forgiveness and claimed that he had made a mistake by walking into “Satan’s Trap.”

Paulk family and his family moved to Portland, Oregon a few years later where John started a new life as a chef and opened Mezzaluna Catering, which featured a staff of highly attractive male models. *Ehhhm*

But in 2010 John slipped back into his media whoring Ex-gay ways and spoke at a 2010 Evergreen “ex-gay” conference.

Focus on the Family’ still claimed that despite the Mr. P’s incident, the Paulk family was an example of an “ex-gay” success story and that John had returned to heterosexuality.

Besen recently picked up his investigation into the Paulis once again.  It urns out that John is STILL gay and Anne is still selling a bogus story of family bliss to Focus on the Family who is misleading its members by misrepresenting the facts about their “ex-gay” poster-family.

Said  Dan Burrell, a former employee of John Paulks:

“He said I fit a certain aesthetic image that he was looking for and asked me if I wanted to work for him,” said Burrell. “It didn’t feel right…my instinct was telling me that something wasn’t right. I just had to find out and experience it.  He definitely was interested in men. (He) Was interested in having a relationship with me. I didn’t want a relationship with him. I wanted to simply work for him. But not be in a relationship with him.”

Wayne Besen explains:

The purpose of this investigation is to have the Religious Right stop falsely portraying the Paulk family as a model for sexual conversion. To ensure that no products that contain Paulk propaganda — which includes books and videos — are sold to innocent families, and to halt the fantasy that is now being peddled by Anne at the Restored Hope Network.

We hope that this investigation will entice the Paulk family to stop lying and for John to finally live openly and honestly. But, these are the Paulks and integrity is not something that appears to be in their DNA. Indeed,the consumer fraud continues with Anne scheduled to speak March 15-16 at Janet Boynes Ministries “Power of Change” conference. No doubt, she will try to win converts by telling them about her wholesome and “healed” family.”

Everyone of these ex-gay frauds and grifters must be exposed and discredited.  It’s the only way to stop the lies that is harmful to so many in our community and has led to psychological trauma and in some cases even death to those these lies are peddled too.

Keep up the great work Wayne.

Focus on the Family – The Sandy Hook Massacre Was Caused Because of Abortion and Gay Marriage

“We have turned our back on God. I mean millions of people have decided that God doesn’t exist, or he’s irrelevant to me and we have killed fifty-four million babies and the institution of marriage is right on the verge of a complete redefinition.  Believe me, that is going to have consequences too. And a lot of these things are happening around us, and somebody is going to get mad at me for saying what I am about to say right now, but I am going to give you my honest opinion: I think we have turned our back on the Scripture and on God Almighty and I think he has allowed judgment to fall upon us. I think that’s what’s going on.” – Focus On The Family founder James Dobson.

Let it be duly noted that this is the SAME  hate speech, but to a different audience that the Westboro Baptist Church uses just with different wording. The WBC is great at getting the wider public’s attention while FOF prefers to fly under the radar and preach to its own.  There is no difference between the Phelps clan and any number of Christian organizations that operate under the banner of hate and persecution. It would be great if Anonymous would take these people out, too and also the FRC, AFA and all the rest but it would be even greater if we had hate speech laws in effect that made this kind of rhetoric punishable.

This most recent parade of frauds and charlatans blaming the horrific loss of life at Sandy Hook on The Wrath of God just shows how mentally unbalanced they really are and its up to us to destroy their organizations.

Focus on the Family, proudly supported by Chick-fil-A

Focus On The Family And The Christian Coalition Attack Johnny Depp Over Christmas Song

Now that the holidays are here The Christian Coalition, Focus on the Family, and other “Christomaniac religious activists” are taking a small break from their usual LGBT bashing to focus on the important things.  Like bashing and going after anyone who disagrees with their narrow minded vision of Christmas and that includes attacking Capt. Jack Sparrow himself, Johnny Depp.

Depp teamed up with Brit rockers Babybird to record The Jesus Stag Night Club, which tells a story o fa group of teenagers that hire a Jesus look-alike whom they convince to organize a “stag night”. When things go wrong, the Jesus look-alike (who likes to have a bit of the drink and drive the occasional stolen car) ends up dying and, somehow, learns that he actually is the REAL Jesus.

Predictably the extremist religious groups have come out swinging  demanding the song be banned from the airwaves and branding it “filth”!

Focus on the Family, the granddaddy of all anti-choice and anti-gay gay groups issued a statement saying “We are sickened by Mr. Depp’s behaviour. Why did he need to record this song? It is a slap in the face to Christians all over the world.”

Meanwhile The Christian Coalition’s Lee Douglas, whose main goal is to control the agenda of the Republican party by working from the grassroots up; and to train and elect pro-family, Christian candidates to public office when one histrionic step further saying that “I’m sure he thinks he’s being very funny but he’s simply a disgrace. One day, Johnny Depp and his cronies will face the judgment of our Lord and they will burn in hell for this filth.”

Depp is said to be “not concerned” about the controversy but its Babybird’s frontman Stephen Jones who sums it up perfectly: “Some people have no sense of humour.”

You can listen to the song below. Merry Christmas!