Saturday, November 26, 2011

“God loves you more than any dude will ever love you."

When I was High School and College, a magazine called "XY" was extremely appealing to me. The magazine was filled with "eye-candy." It was basically soft-core porn, but it also portrayed gay "couples" my age in very romanticized ways that seemed at the time to speak to my deepest wounds and longings. I used to seek out the magazine every time I went to Barnes and Noble and browse it in awe. 

In retrospect, my experience was similar to that of Madam Bovary in Flaubert's novel who bought into to the FALSE "love" of romanticism. A narcissistic self-serving endless cycle of increasing desperation. The images and articles glorified the concept of "gay relationships" and the idealization of this homoerotic attraction as a form of "love."  (See my other blog post from 1/7/13: "What is Love?") It also included plenty of propaganda articles about the "Christian Right" and others (like Pope John Paul II) who allegedly were "filled with hate" for "people like us" because they wanted more for people with the homosexual condition than simply these shallow "relationships."

Michael Glatze, left
One of the main writers for XY at the time was Michael Glatze (pictured on the Left in this picture with Ben his "boyfriend" at the time). It has been a long time now since I've looked for that magazine. I found out recently though, that Michael turned his life over to Christ and left the gay lifestyle. Here is the story of his conversion published by Worldnet Daily on 7/3/2007:   'Gay'-rights leader quits homosexuality and a more detailed account:

Dr. Joseph Nicolosi has followed up with Michael several times and they recently published this interviews: 2007 interview:
 Michael Glatze: Two Year Follow-up (2009)

I found out about his conversion when a lady in Courage sent a link to this article in the New York Times by Benoit Denizet-Lewis about Michael's conversion:  The author is noticeably biased, but the bias is upfront so you can read past it and at least get Michael Glatze's story.
“God loves you more than any dude will ever love you. Don’t put your faith in some man, some flesh. That’s what we do when we’re stuck in the gay identity, when we’re stuck in that cave. We go from guy to guy, looking for someone to love us and make us feel O.K., but God is so much better than all the other masters out there.”  - Michael Glatze

I'm really glad to hear of his conversion. This is amazing!

Pax Christi,


  1. Wow just wow it's not a choice to be gay, and god loves everyone no matter what their beliefs.

  2. I agree that orientation is not a choice and God loves everyone. Homosexual behavior is a Sin because it harms everyone involved. He loves us and wants to protect us from that.

  3. Thank you Jeremy, God bless you.

  4. Great article, Jeremy! That quotation: "God loves you more than any dude will ever love you" really caught my attention, coz somewhere deep down inside I believe that to be true. I'm very happy for this guy's conversion. Praise God!

  5. i t miracle to me to i began my journey since 20/08/2003 and the most helping think was when i discover gerard van den aardweg the battle for normality; it s true you can chage if you want that but you have to sacrifice and you will be happier,

  6. I'd like to talk to you. How do I contact you? Married but gay

  7. Hi, I'd love to talk with you. Please email me at:
    Or through the blog.

    God Bless you,