Queer Action Coalition

Friday, July 29, 2005

Washington Blade Article on Exodus

Scores seek help to be ‘ex-gay’
Inside look at Exodus meeting

Frank and Anita Worthen warned a group of ex-gay men and
their would-be wives that it is best to avoid deep kissing until
after marriage, and that prudent couples wait a year after
wedding before attempting intercourse. (Photo by Jeremy Bigwood)

The Washington Blade lets Exodus conference speakers speak for themselves.

Some key quotes from the story:

From Falwell:

Falwell said parents must intervene. Allowing a teen to be gay is as dangerous as allowing a son or daughter to play on the interstate, he said.
From Frank and Anita Worthen's workshop:

Frank Worthen, an Exodus founder, and his wife, Anita, offered tips on how the ex-gay male can marry a woman and meet the expectations of family and friends. They addressed a classroom packed with about 60 people, about half with what appeared to be their spouses.

“Men are ready for marriage when their desire to be protected becomes a desire to protect,” Frank Worthen said. “A man should also have three years of celibacy,” he added, “and have been free of pornography and masturbation for some time.”

A wife needs to be prepared to offer extra help so that her husband can have an erection, she said. Also, she said some men do not enjoy the feel of a woman’s skin.


  • Un-effing-believable.

    No need to bring arguements or science or common sense to bear in opposing these loonies.

    Just let them speak.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:04 AM  

  • OMG. . .maybe the wingnuts need to examine whether the men would prefer women not shave so that they may enjoy the feel of a woman's skin more.

    By Anonymous Kevin, at 9:09 AM  

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