Leader of Conversion Therapy Movement Now Says He's Gay & Admits He's Done A Lot of Harm
McKrae Game is gay, but for years he led "Hope for Wholeness", a faith-based conversion therapy ministry in South Carolina. Conversion therapy is now outlawed in 18 states and condemned by the American Psychological Association and the American Medical Association. Game and other conversion therapists claimed that they could change or suppress a person’s LGBTQ identity through counseling and prayer. Game is now coming to terms with the immense harm he did to so many during his years at Hope for Wholeness.
Post and Courier: “I was a religious zealot that hurt people,” Game said in an interview. “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?”
"Game recently published a written apology to his personal Facebook page in which he called for the dissolution of any conversion therapy practice or ex-gay ministry."
Reporter Michael Majchrowicz wrote Game's story for the South Carolina's Post and Courier and you can read it in its entirety here. It's fascinating.
Unfortunately, South Carolina and many other states have not yet banned conversion therapy and Hope for Wholeness still conducts their extremely harmful ministry. However, there are efforts to change that and you can help by supporting the "Trevor Project" which is lobbying to bar conversion therapy on LBGTQ youth across the country.
By: Don Lam & Curated Content