I really feel for Lohanthony. He's been sucked into this christian celibacy movement, and I hope he's able to find his way out. While many cities and states have moved to ban conversion therapy, the bans only really prevent medical professionals from practicing conversion therapy on minors. Clergy members are still free to legally emotonally, psychologically, and physically harm LGBTQ+ people in the name of religion, and adults like Lohanthony aren't protected at all. It's absolutely criminal.

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