Sorry. Just don’t watch this if you’re having a bad day already.
As Towleroad notes, VICE just posted the first two parts of a three-part documentary series they’ve done on conversion therapy, and the nationwide industry that’s arisen around the idea that counseling and Bible study are going to somehow cure men and boys of being gay.
As Samantha Ames of the National Center for Lesbian Rights explains, therapy centers most often target kids under the age of 18 and their homophobic, Bible-beating parents, who are told that there is some faith-based answer to this problem they’re having. And the fact that this is still happening in 2015 is just depressing as fuck.
Check out the crazy Wipeout!-style water obstacle course at the pray-the-gay-away camp shown in video one. It’s the only funny thing about this.
Here’s Part 2.