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Founder of LGBT “Conversion Therapy” Program Comes Out as Gay, Apologizes for Harmful Practice

HeadlineSep 04, 2019

The founder of a well-known, so-called gay conversion therapy program has come out as gay and apologized for his role in the harmful practice. McKrae Game founded the faith-based Hope for Wholeness, previously known as Truth Ministry, in 1999, which aims to change a person’s sexuality through counseling and other interventions. An estimated 700,000 people have gone through so-called conversion therapy, according to a UCLA study. Eighteen states and over 50 cities and counties have enacted laws or rules against the practice, according to Human Rights Campaign. This is McKrae Game speaking in an interview with The Post and Courier.

McKrae Game: “Conversion therapy is not just a lie, but it’s very harmful. But when it takes it to the point of 'You need to change, and here's a curriculum. Here’s how you do it. And, you know, you haven’t changed yet. Keep at it. It will happen.’”

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