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Church: Horses can help cure homosexuality

Interesting story:

An American church is promising gay men they will be cured of their homosexuality if they stroke horses.

The Cowboy Church of Virginia, led by chief pastor Raymond Bell, believes homosexuality and other ‘addictions’ can be cured by Equine Assisted Psychotherapy.

Horse therapy, in the right hands, can be used to help overcome fears, develop communication skills, and is generally beneficial to mental health.

But Bell says the horses in his church, a cowboy ranch in the south, are part of teaching men to stop being gay and encourage them to be more masculine.

‘EAP can help any person who is living the homosexual lifestyle or involved in it in anyway,’ he told Gay Star News.

‘The first common misconception is that homosexuality is genetic, or hereditary, or as some say “born this way”.

‘Homosexuality is actually a type of addiction. It is not “curable” as a disease because it is a “choice driven” by the person.’

Bell said he uses EAP to identify how a person got ‘involved’ in homosexuality to begin with. For example, because of rape, abandonment, lacking a male role model, abuse, and having low self-esteem.

He said: ‘Homosexuality is a secondary effect from a single, or multiple, primary events in a person’s life.’

When asked if the therapy ever worked, or if it was even valid, the pastor said ‘it is not now, nor has it ever been, in question’.




8 Responses to “ “Church: Horses can help cure homosexuality”

  1. Jbthebaptist says:

    Wow – I am speechless.

  2. Jim Sparks says:

    I’ve been in full-time pastoral ministry for 44 years. I have owned, trained, and ridden horses for 42 years. I am not gay. Ergo, his therapy must work. Or am I wrong? :0

  3. Paul says:

    What about all of those gay cowboys? Has he not seen or read Brokeback Mountain!

  4. Kevan says:

    The proof of the pudding is in the tasting. Show us the evidence.

  5. Casey Sabella says:

    I say stick to our current method: ignore the problem, be compassate to homosexuals and hope that God sorts it out magically, just like the NT says.

  6. Dan7005 says:

    Wow, totally believable – glad someone finally figured out the “cure”!

  7. Jeff Ruble says:

    Wow! So if i sleep. above the garage tonight I will be a Chevy. in the morning.


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