Texas Doctor: Adele and Tight Underwear Make You Gay
One Texas doctor is rolling in the deep crazies.
In a new program called "Cure Me, I'm Gay," that will air on the U.K.'s Channel 4 station this week, openly gay Dr. Christian Jessen talks to anti-gay doctors who support the harmful "conversion therapy," including retired Texas-based Dr. John Smid, the British newspaper the Daily Star reports.
According to the newspaper, Smid, from Texas, offers rehab and has Jessen get rid of the things in his life that encourage him to be gay. He chucks Jessen's Adele record, saying, "Adele is very popular within the gay community. You have to listen to Christian music."
If that's the case, more than 28 million people around the world are going to have to recycle her second album "21."
In addition to cleansing Jessen of "popular gay music," Smid also gets rid of Jessen's tight underwear because they will "stir his sensuality" and make him crave sex.
It should be noted that in 2011 Smid, who was the leader of an "ex-gay" group called Love in Action (Exodus Interstation's oldest ministry), said that being gay is not a disease and that changing one's sexuality is impossible. He also admitted he is gay, even though he was married to a woman.
"One cannot repent of something that is unchangeable," Smid wrote in his blog.
A year later, he reiterated that he is gay: "For many years I tried to fit into the box of heterosexuality. I tried my hardest to create heterosexuality in my life but this also created a lot of shame, a sense of failure, and discouragement. Nothing I did seemed to change me into a heterosexual even though I was in a marriage that included heterosexual behavior."
While in Dallas, Jessen also meets a doctor who claims he can change people's sexuality through coloring books, the Daily Star reports. When he returns to London, he talks with a pastor who offers exorcisms to banish "gay demons."
"I am astounded that in this day and age people still think that being gay is a curable condition. It's a load of utter rubbish," Jenssen is quoted as saying, according to the Daily Star.