While I accumulate the religious right shit fit over the Equality Act

Friday, ex-gay-still-gay Doug Mainwaring has written about Jeffrey McCall, the organizer of Freedom March. About a year ago, Freedom March produced about a dozen or so ex-people to march on Washington. According to McCall’s bio he was a drug-addicted gay man turned transgender woman:

Jeffrey McCall lived in homosexuality and later those feelings led him into a transgender life. From age 17 to 29 he was involved in crystal meth, heavy alcohol use, psychedelic drugs, and prescription drugs. Jeffrey was an advocate for pushing transgender rights and even did local ABC interview news to push [sic] LGBTQ agenda.

In March of this year McCall formed a Georgia nonprofit: “Four Such a Time.” I cannot tell if this was intentional or just stupid but a few weeks later he amended the name to “For Such a Time”

Pray away that gay/trans:

According to Doug Mainwaring:

Most of the opposition has come from the secular press, progressive commentators, and LGBT groups, who are quick to dismiss these young men and women as promoting “conversion therapy.”

Because of this misperception, RightWingWatch, an organization that attempts to identify “hate groups,” recently targeted the upcoming Freedom March, categorizing its slate of speakers as “anti-gay” and “anti-LGBT.”

But their stories are not based on “reparative therapy,” so-called attempts to “pray the gay away,” or other efforts to change sexual orientation. The message they proclaim is about their conversion to Jesus Christ and the transformation that comes after embracing their new identities as adopted children of God.

Does that not describe “pray away?” You will forgive me if I see little prospect for praying away one’s incongruent gender identity.

While I am at it three other nuts and bolts involved in this are Mary Jenna Nixon (who goes as M.J. Nixon), Edward Byrd and Michael Young. They are CEO, CFO and Secretary, respectively, of Uprooted Heart in Canton, GA. A fourth, Kimberly Zember, claims to run Overcome Ministries which seems to be limited to a website. No address. A contact form and a PayPal link (of course).

All of these people would be better off being who they are and pursuing more productive endeavors.

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By David Cary Hart

Retired CEO. Formerly a W.E. Deming-trained quality-management consultant. Now just a cranky Jewish queer. Gay cis. He/Him/His.