This lesbian’s family has raised over $40k to free her from gay ‘cure’ camp
Family members of a 17-year-old who has been locked up in a gay “cure” camp, have crowdfunded over $40,000 to free her.
Sarah, whose second name has not been specified, is the subject of a GoFundMe page created by her cousin, Joey Jordan.
Started on 4 June, the page was picked up by several media outlets, as it was created to free her from the “conversion therapy” camp where she was placed by her parents.
The page specifies that she was placed there by her parents after attempting to take her girlfriend to prom.
Jordan writes: “Meet my cousin Sarah. At 17, her future looks bright. She is in the top 10% of her class, runs cross-country and belongs to the National Honor Society and the debate team. She is also gay. Like any high school kids in a relationship, Sarah and her girlfriend wanted to go to prom together. But when they did that, Sarah’s parents, who believe that homosexuality is a sin and abnormal, sent Sarah away against her will to an East Texas Christian boarding facility for troubled teens to ‘pray away the gay.'”
He adds that the widely condemned practice of ‘cure’ or ‘conversion’ therapy doesn’t work, noting that “the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics have found it to be psychologically damaging, especially for minors. And Sarah has been told that she must stay in this facility for a whole year. So instead of being surrounded by friends and extended family who love and support Sarah for who she is, she’ll be isolated in a place where the fact that she is gay is treated as a sin and an illness. Instead of preparing for college and competing in the state debate tournament, she’ll be doing forced labor every day and enduring Bible-based ‘therapy’ for her ‘disease.'”
Jordan says the teenager is not allowed any communication with the outside world.
He notes on the page, which has so far raised $43,344, that the money will be spent on a legal challenge to the facility to free her.
Saying she is bright and ambitious, Jordan goes on to say that any leftover money would be placed in a college fund.
A television pastor earlier this year claimed God can ‘cure’ gay people because homosexuals can’t feel love.