Bil Browning

Wal-Mart Carries "Cure the Gays" Book

Filed By Bil Browning | October 13, 2010 9:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment
Tags: ex-gay, Walmart

Just when you think that Wal-Mart couldn't possibly go any lower, the company stoops to even new depths. walmart-evil-2.jpgSeveral stores are now carrying Chased by an Elephant, the Gospel Truth about Today's Stampeding Sexuality, a book by Janice Barrett Graham, that claims gay people can be cured of homosexuality.

According to the Standards of Liberty Web site, the book is available at 104 Walmart stores in the Intermountain West, the Brigham Young University bookstore, and through its sister sites.

"This charming, unique, and important book is a must-read for leaders and parents to use as they see fit that stunningly and resoundingly echos the truths and warnings presented in President Boyd K. Packer's conference talk this past Sunday," the announcement said. "For the sake of our children and youth, we can no longer afford to be silent on this topic. Given the licentious world around them, they need to be purposely taught the correct information and attitudes concerning human sexuality and God's law of chastity."

The Grahams claim that their son, Andrew, successfully changed his sexual orientation and is now a happily married man.

In case anyone is counting, that's Reason #72,496 not to shop at Wal-Mart.


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They did also sell Brokeback Mountain when some conservative groups asked them not to. I'd say that's a fair balance if they were willing to play it on the big-screen TV's on display in the store.

Bil and Alex, I had the ingeniousness to google Boyd K. Packer and he is the current president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in the Mormon Church -- so the reference is Mormon, the author is Mormon (I'll bet you dollars to donuts!), and the locations of the stores carrying this book target the Mormons.

So, well ... duh! ... Wal-Mart is carrying this book to appease the Mormons -- is that a political/cultural stand, or is it just good business for Wal-Mart?

But thanks for warning us about it anyway, Bil.

I'd like to point out that the title confirms a connection between religion and the Republican Party. We should be aggressively calling them out on this. It is Constitutionally illegal to establish a religious test for federal office. Both Evangelicals and Conservatives have been pushing the line on this and unfortunately the Democrats have bought into the let's prove who's more Christian game.Also shouldn't we be questioning the authors sources for her book? Can we hold her liable if we prove that her book is causing harm to lgbt Americans?

Ok, for real, the guy named in the promo is really "Boyd PACKER" ?

How fortunate, er, unfortunate.