By John Jalsevac
July 3, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Michael Glatze, once a rising star in the homosexual movement, having become the editor of the popular Young Gay America magazine in his early 20s, has since left the homosexual lifestyle and is now publicly speaking out against homosexuality, and encouraging other homosexuals to leave the way of life that he says "is by its very nature pornographic."
In a powerful testimonial printed yesterday on WorldNetDaily, Glatze publicly reveals his conversion, and chronicles his tumultuous and unhappy journey through homosexuality, to where he is today, a recovered homosexual and a Christian, eager to lead others out of the lifestyle that claimed him for so many years.
"Homosexuality, delivered to young minds, is by its very nature pornographic. It destroys impressionable minds and confuses their developing sexuality; I did not realize this, however, until I was 30 years old," writes Glatze in the article on WorldNetDaily.
Glatze is the second prominent homosexual rights activist involved with a pro-homosexual magazine to have publicly left the lifestyle in the last year. Charlene Cothran, the founder and publisher of VENUS magazine, formerly a pro-homosexual publication, has since become a Christian, left the homosexual lifestyle, and has radically altered the nature of her magazine, changing it into a forum by which to "encourage, educate and assist those who desire to leave a life of homosexuality."
"Although I have lived as a lesbian for my entire adult life, it is without a doubt my soul's purpose to use my gifts to LOVINGLY share the truth about how we got here," Cothran wrote in the first issue of the magazine dedicated to its new purpose. "How we came to be gay or lesbian, how we came to enjoy our 'lifestyle' and how we came to believe that this was OK with God."
For his part Michael Glatze relates how, after years working at the very forefront of the pro-homosexual movement, he began to have increasing doubts about what he was doing with his life. This feeling heightened, he said, after reviewing his "performance" during an appearance on the prestigious JFK JR. Forum at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government in 2005, in which he appeared as an "expert" on the pro-homosexual side.
"Knowing no one who I could approach with my questions and my doubts, I turned to God." The young homosexual activist says that he had developed a relationship with God some time before, as a consequence of a painful illness that stemmed from the way he had been living.
"It became clear to me, as I really thought about it--and really prayed about it--that homosexuality prevents us from finding our true self within. We cannot see the truth when we're blinded by homosexuality."
"We believe, under that influence of homosexuality, that lust is not just acceptable, but a virtue."
From that point onward, says Glatze, he simply began to call his homosexual desires what they were--lust--and by focusing on his truest self he was able to begin the long process of healing. "Healing from the wounds caused by homosexuality is not easy," he says. "There's little obvious support. What support remains is shamed, ridiculed, silenced by rhetoric or made illegal by twisting of laws…Part of the homosexual agenda is getting people to stop considering that conversion is even a viable question to be asked, let alone whether or not it works."
Despite the immense difficulties of the transition, however, he says, "In my experience, '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."
He concludes, "Healing from the sins of the world will not happen in an instant; but, it will happen--if we don't pridefully block it. God wins in the end, in case you didn't know."
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