Forrest Gump actor to speak for group that thinks homosexuality can be ‘cured’

Nick Duffy January 12, 2015
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Forrest Gump actor Gary Sinise is to speak at a summit for an anti-gay Catholic group that believes homosexuality can be ‘cured’.

Sinise is best known for his role in the film adaptation of Of Mice and Men, and was nominated for an Academy Award for his role as Lt Dan Taylor in Forrest Gump.

However, the actor is set to speak at an event for Legatus – a Catholic organisation that encourages people to seek a cure for homosexuality.

The group’s website lists Sinise alongside the Governor of Louisiana Bobby Jindal, and Fox anchor Bret Baier as speakers at the secretive event, in Florida later this month.

Blogger Jeremy Hooper points out that articles on the group’s website encourage people suffering from a ‘SSA [same-sex attraction] disorder’ to seek a cure.

It reads: “There are many reasons why people suffer from SSA disorder.

“Some ‘discover’ this tendency within them. Others grow into it through pursuits of pleasure or experimentation. Some use it to punish themselves or others.

“Whether the disorder has some deep, unknown roots over which one has virtually no control, or whether it’s a developed disorder resulting from bad choices, it leaves an individual disposed toward activities and a lifestyle that are dangerous — physically, emotionally and spiritually.

“Fortunately there is hope for those who suffer from the disorder. The National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality reports that significant numbers of homosexual persons have undergone treatment and had their sexual drives properly ordered.

“These findings are a beacon of hope to those suffering from SSA, as well as for their family and friends who desire their happiness and good health.

“Finally, for those who for whatever reason cannot be cured, there is a support group known as Courage to help them live safe, moral, chaste lives.

“Those who continue to suffer from this disorder can find true help through an orientation toward their Savior and Redeemer, ‘the Orient from on High’, and the life that He offers them in Himself.”

Update: After the publication of this article, Sinise pulled out of speaking at the event.

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