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AFA continues hawking video by HIV positive "ex-gay" accused of continuing to have unsafe gay sex

The pious hypocrites at Camp Wildmon, aka the American Family Association, worship the almighty dollar and the illusion of caring about the “family.” Alvin McEwan, of Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters emailed his discovery that the AFA is still selling the video “It’s Not Gay,” which features recloseted homosexual Michael Johnston, who has not exactly remained “ex-gay.”

As Wayne Besen and SoVo reported long ago, Johnston, who is HIV positive, was caught up in a scandal back in 2003  for having unprotected sex with multiple men — after his supposed “cure”  from homosexual desires.

Five years after starring in a national advertising campaign claiming gays can change their sexual orientation, Michael Johnston experienced a “moral fall” and left behind his ministries, two conservative Christian groups that worked with Johnston confirmed this week.

… In his speeches as an ex-gay, Johnston acknowledged having sex with men without disclosing his HIV status…Johnston allegedly continued that behavior during his recent “moral fall,” according to a Virginia man who says he had an ongoing sexual relationship with Johnston that included Johnston using drugs and having multiple male sex partners.

“What we did was unsafe,” said the man, who spoke only on condition of anonymity over fears that he would lose his job because of his sexual orientation or HIV status.

“I brought it up all the time, but [Johnston] didn’t seem to think it mattered,” the man said. “He would have these parties, get a hotel room, get online and invite tons of people – he just wouldn’t care.”

And Wildmon and Co. know perfectly well that they are hawking a fraud over at the AFA site, because they took the DVD off its shelves once before when presented with information about Johnston:

When confronted with the truth behind the video, the American Family Association played the victim. But they pulled the video:

“It was with great sadness that AFA stopped selling It’s Not Gay at that time,” said AFA executive assistant Buddy Smith. “Michael remained a friend of ours, and we were so happy to hear that, following his fall, he had placed himself under the spiritual care of Steve Gallagher at Pure Life Ministries.”

Now it seems that they have snuck it back on the market. And why is Johnston still on the cover? How can they get away with this?

They get away with making money selling the testimony of Johnston because it’s about the bottom line for these professional “Christian” hypocrites — truth is simply a casualty when it comes to the need to fill the organization’s coffers.

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