Boy Erased: Can Gay Conversion Therapy Cure Homosexuality?
Boy Erased is a movie based on the story of Garrard Conley (Jared), starring Lucas Hedges. The story is about a conservative Baptist Pastor who found it difficult to accept his gay son. He forces him to join a gay conversion therapy program, hoping he would be “cured.” The story ends in a bitter truth, religion cannot convert a gay to be straight.
The therapy failed
The therapy failed made things worse, “There’s no changing me… you are going to have to be the one who changes; I’m gay, and I’m your son, and both of those things are not going to change,” Jared said.
He closed any possibility for change because of how his father, like most professing Christians, treat a person struggling with homosexuality.
The problem with the movie “Boy Erased”
Boy Erased leaves the impression of a one-size-fits-all prescription for those with SSA: Don’t fight it. Don’t think it’s in any way wrong. Don’t long to be changed. Just accept who you are and live with pride. (Gospel Coalition)
The issue is acceptance, not cure
Jared has no intention of giving up his gay lifestyle and that is a problem. If a person does not see a gay lifestyle a “sin,” there is no hope for change.
The Bible condemns the LGBTQ lifestyle of “men having sex with other men,” but NOT for being gay
In the New Testament, Jesus never condemned sinners but said, “sin no more,” there is a difference. In fact, Jesus treats a sinner with hope. (John 8:11)
Jesus never condemned sinners but said, “sin no more.”
Do you love to sin?
Those whose names not written in the Book of Life, destined for hell and condemnation. But if you choose to believe and receive Jesus in your life, He will save you, and never forsake you.
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if you choose to believe and receive Jesus in your life, He will save you.
Is there a Bible cure?
“A lot of how we talk about sexuality doesn’t come from scriptures but from stories,” says Jackie Hill Perry. There is no cure for being gay. God doesn’t call homosexuals to be straight, He calls all of us to surrender sin for holiness.