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'Straight to Jesus' and the Christian Ex-Gay Movement

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'Straight to Jesus' and the Christian Ex-Gay Movement

'Straight to Jesus' and the Christian Ex-Gay Movement

'Straight to Jesus' and the Christian Ex-Gay Movement

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Tanya Erzen is the author of the new book, Straight to Jesus: Sexual and Christian Conversions in the Ex-Gay Movement. It's about New Hope Ministry, a residential program for evangelical Christian men in the San Francisco Bay area who are struggling with homosexuality. It's part of a larger movement to convert gays to the straight Christian life. Erzen is an assistant professor of comparative studies at Ohio State University.

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