Certainly, an ex-gay person should not ever attempt to force such a lifestyle on another person. But I think there's a marked difference between forcing it on someone and sharing it with someone. Everybody has a story that honestly describes the person they are today, and everybody should have the freedom to share that story. Gay people who are living a perfectly out life should be able to share their journey with others. Likewise, ex-gay people who believe they have succeeded in living the life they want should also be free to share that story. I'm just tired of ex-gay being a dirty word. I'm a Christian, and I can understand the mindset that goes into an ex-gay orientation, and it honestly usually comes from a place that seeks to honor God. I don't think someone religious should be raked through the coals for having the courage to stand by their convictions. And I say that for both gay and ex-gay people. Living out and living ex-gay both require courage. Certainly, it's different types of courage, but it's courage nonetheless.