51-Year-Old Founder Of Gay Conversion Therapy Came Out As Gay Himself While Still Being Married To His Wife
September 11, 2019 16:40 By Fabiosa
McKrae Game is known for being the founder of the largest gay conversion therapy program in South Carolina back in 1999. It was aimed at suppressing or changing a person's LGBTQ+ sexuality.
During his sessions, Game preached that being gay will send someone to hell. At that time, McKrae was a married man. He tied the knot with his wife Julie in 1996 and they have 2 children together.
For 20 years, the 51-year-old was a leader of the homophobic organization. But not long ago he shocked the entire world when he came out as gay himself.
But why did he hide the truth?
During an episode of Tamron Hall, Game opened up about his decision to reveal the truth about his sexuality to the public after spending two decades of shaming and harming queer people.
I snapped out of it. That’s the phrase I use.
McKrae continued by explaining why he had been hiding his true self for so many years:
I gave 28 years of my life of repressing my homosexuality, not understanding and not knowing really what it’s like to be able to just simply accept who I am.
The conversation with the conversion therapist continued... Here's more from him ... Let us know what you think! pic.twitter.com/VSQgP78LRP— Tamron Hall Show (@TamronHallShow) 10 September 2019
Game admitted that repressing his natural sexuality caused him mental illness. He claims he had suffered from chronic anxiety for years and now it’s gone.
People shared their thoughts about Game on social media
Ederson member of the glbt I really don't want to hear what he has to say I want to see his actions and any man that can teach hate is not a man that I want a part of my community that's just my thought— Gigi Tibbs (@GigiTibbs) 10 September 2019
The Bible is Very Clear about this behavior that is an abomination to God. Regardless of how bold and loud they get, it is wrong and Heaven will Not be their final resting place.— JC (@halo338) 11 September 2019
Saw it. Your graciousness to McKrae Game highlights the best, the core of who we can be in our community: No judgements; you do you; this is a good start. Mathew, bless you and your work.— stevenredd (@stevenredd) 10 September 2019
There is no amount of apologizing that will ever forgive you and your actions. Your coming out is just another way for you to profit off the lgbtq community. Go away!— james o (@jdonnahoe) 10 September 2019
What do you think about it? Does McKrae deserve forgiveness for his actions?