Switching Sides

Jun 22 2011 @ 7:36am

Libby Copeland uses the story of ex-gay Michael Glatze to make a broader point, which I alluded to here, about "people like this who go from one extreme to another":

These are folks who leap from one side of a deeply polarized debate waaay over to the other side, and come out just as bombastic and sure of themselves as ever. I’m thinking of David Horowitz, one-time Marxist and Black Panther supporter turned vitriolic conservative. … I’m thinking of Charlene Cothran, a black lesbian who, after a religious revelation, began to use her gay lifestyle magazine Venus to renounce homosexuality. Glatze is not just a fascinating window into cultural politics; he is also a type.