Wal-Mart offers "ex-gay" children’s book

by Hannah Clay Wareham
Monday Oct 18, 2010

More than 100 Wal-Mart stores are offering for sale "ex-gay" children's book Chased by an Elephant: The Gospel Truth About Today's Stampeding Sexuality. reported that the book's author, Janice Barrett Graham, is married to anti-gay group Standard of Liberty President Stephen Graham. The author wrote Chased by an Elephant to "help shed the clear light of truth on today's dark and tangled ideas about male and female, proper gender roles, the law of chastity, and the God-given sexual appetite," according to the book's introduction.

"The number of our young people involved in sexual sins has greatly increased in recent years. Some of the most stalwart-seeming youth find themselves involved in pornography, fornication, promiscuity, homosexuality, and the like," Janice continued.

The Grahams claim that their son, Andrew, resisted homosexual urges and is now living happily as an "ex-gay" man.

Andrew, who wrote the book Captain of My Soul, said in the book's introduction that he was "lured into same-gender Internet pornography during his high school years, and recruited into cursory homosexual experimentation with older men while at Brigham Young University." He also called gay lifestyles "deceitful" and "predatory."

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  • LeeLee, 2010-10-18 10:57:46

    Wow, who didn’t see this coming. I believe in putting your money where your mouth is...I think we should boycott them like we did Target.

  • vardonpoo , 2010-10-18 19:18:15

    im trans, a message to the author: honey, its about to be a new year, don’t you think its time to accept the world for what it is? why are you so scared of homosexuals? heterosexuals fornicate, masturbate, fuck and suck just as much as gay people do. You dhould be ashamed of yourself for oppressing your own blood into fear and LYING to you. NO straight man would even come close to touching a another man in a sexual way, UNLESS their gay. YOUR SON, is gay, forever was and will be. But because of people like you he will try with all his heart to suppress his GOD GIVEN needs, wants and rights.

  • jimbodapimp, 2010-10-19 02:05:58

    Yeah, boycott Walmart! Who cares about saving $2.00.... Let’s show them what it’s like to loose billions if dollars nationwide!

  • GuyDads, 2010-10-24 13:52:20

    Wal-mart has never been gay-friendly. It does not offer domestic partner benefits except in locations required by law. Wal-Mart is the largest retail seller of books but refuses to carry any LGBT titles in their stores. Wal-Mart CEO Mike Duke and his wife signed petitions to ban adoption for same-sex couples in Arkansas.

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