Ex-Gay activist Christopher Yuan will speak to an audience of Yale students at the Af-Am House this Friday at 7:00, at the invitation of campus Christian organizations. Yuan’s claim to fame is his “deliverance” from some rather bad habits which, as is a common practice among ex-gays, he associates with being gay. He attributes his behavior change to God, and his mother’s prayers.
What many would consider their worst nightmare has become a reality for Christopher Yuan. While attending dental school, he began living promiscuously as a homosexual and experimenting with illicit drugs. Within a few years, he was expelled from dental school, imprisoned for drug dealing and discovered that he was HIV positive.
Yuan espouses the tired if convenient Exodus line “the opposite of homosexuality isn’t heterosexuality, it’s holiness.” Yale seems like a rather enlightened place for this type of thinking, so this news surprised us. Yuan’s website reflects his movement toward making his ex-gay narrative a source of income, complete with speaking engagements and a book or two. His ideology tracks closely with Exodus and he defends them when questioned.
Anybody from Yale out there?