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’.





  • Jbthebaptist December 21, 2012 Reply

    Wow – I am speechless.

    • Edward White December 21, 2012 Reply

      I think it might work better using elephants

  • Jim Sparks December 21, 2012 Reply

    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

  • Paul December 21, 2012 Reply

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

  • Kevan December 21, 2012 Reply

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

  • Casey Sabella December 21, 2012 Reply

    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.

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  • Dan7005 January 24, 2013 Reply

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

  • Jeff Ruble July 15, 2013 Reply

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

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