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posted 22 September 2005 09:52 AM      Profile for Hephaestion   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
(New York City) Anne Heche has a message for her mother: "Stop calling me an ex-gay."

She is lashing out at her mother for being part of Focus on the Family's 'ex-gay' speaking tour. Nancy Heche frequently tells audiences that the power of prayer made her daughter dump Ellen DeGeneres and go straight.

"Ellen and I had a three and a half year relationship that ended sadly, not because we were both women, but because we both wanted different things for our lives," Heche says in a posting on her official website. "This nonsense about my mother praying for me is really making me angry. My mother never approved of my relationship with Ellen. Her hatred for our relationship is one of the many things that ultimately led to my breaking off all communication with her. (My mother, that is, not Ellen.)"

The actress also attacks the so-called 'ex-gay' movement.

"The "Ex-gay" events that are going on right now make me sick," she writes on her site. "The fact that my mother is using my name to promote this movement makes me even sicker. I could not disagree more adamantly with what she and her group of unloving, unaccepting, Bible preaching hate mongers are doing. I do not believe that homosexuality is something that should be brainwashed out of someone. I do not believe that homosexuality should be anything but celebrated if that is the thing that makes an individual feel good about their life. I believe, as I have always said, that people should love who they want to love."

After her breakup with DeGeneres Heche married a man, but she repeats on her site that the split had nothing to do with lesbianism.

"And for anyone who ever thought that Ellen and I broke it off because of sexuality, you couldn't be more mistaken. And for anyone who thought my mother's prayers had anything to do with me marrying a man, forget it. I can safely say that my mother has nothing to do with any decision I make. It has always disturbed me the way religion can twist something to make people feel badly about themselves. Isn't a loving heart an accepting, caring heart? Certainly my mother has never been "loving." But that's just my humble opinion."

Yeaaaaaahhhhh! You GO, Ann!!!!

[ 22 September 2005: Message edited by: Hephaestion ]

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Papal Bull
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posted 22 September 2005 10:42 AM      Profile for Papal Bull   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I may find Ellen DeGeneres annoying, by Heche here is totally rockin' the crap out of those regressivists.
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posted 22 September 2005 11:27 AM      Profile for West Coast Tiger     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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island empire
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posted 08 October 2005 01:30 PM      Profile for island empire     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
this is pretty cool. what kind of fanatic is the mom that she would let some wacked out ideas she has ruin a relationship with her daughter. it's so 19th century.
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posted 08 October 2005 02:12 PM      Profile for googlymoogly     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Does anyone know if her mother has responded publicly to Heche's statements? I'd be interested to hear what she said.
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posted 08 October 2005 06:53 PM      Profile for Solomon2     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I can understand Ann's angst.

I too have religious parents (the rosary carrying, immaculate heart of Mary, 7 times a week to Mass - variety).

In fact, I have a lot of friends and family that are religious - which is why I like to point out that we should love the religious yet hate their actions.

Religion is a choice. People could choose not to be religious, yet somehow they seem unable to help themselves. Perhaps it is because they are intrincsically disordered or are inherently oriented towards evil.

In fact, there are not as many religious people as they would have you believe. Religious people contend that 20%(or more)of Canadians regularly attend religious services, yet I have it on good authority that the number is really only 10%. I guess if a minority group is really is OK to discriminate against them.

...Now where have I heard all this before?...

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