Lake Effect: Grazie, Glatze | News | Salt Lake City | Salt Lake City Weekly

Lake Effect: Grazie, Glatze 

Pin It
Favorite
In all his whimsical posturing, Michael Glatze has managed to confound benighted homophobes throughout the Christian right. Glatze claims he was a gay-rights “leader” because he once edited some obscure magazine targeting queer youth.

But that was before a series of capricious impulses overcame him: In 2005, Glatze prayed for Jesus to make him a God-fearing rugmuncher—and, miracle of miracles, it worked! Glatze’s fervent munching earned him the accolades of spokesperverts throughout the so-called “ex-gay” movement.
But then, in another unpredictable twist, Glatze converted to Mormonism. How do you catch a cloud and pin it down?

Now the wingnuts are forced to make uncharacteristically nuanced distinctions: A July 16 editorial in The Christian Post quoted theologians tying themselves into knots explaining that, even though Glatze’s faith made him hetero, the LDS Church is still “false” and “antithetical … to Christianity.”

Many thanks to Glatze for giving right-wing religious nuts a chance to expose their double-barreled bigotry against gays and Mormons. And, we wish him authentic happiness once the “ex-gay” thing wears off.
{::INSERTAD::}

Pin It
Favorite

More by Brandon Burt

Latest in News

  • High and Dry

    Developers, preservationists at odds over Granite High's future.
    • Apr 26, 2017
  • Keep on Truckin'

    With lawmakers dropping regulations, state food truck industry motors on.
    • Apr 19, 2017
  • "A Tailor of Skis"

    As the slopes close for the season, a crafter of custom skis prepares to make it through another summer.
    • Apr 19, 2017
  • More »

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

‚Äč

Readers also liked…

  • School's Out

    Residents, developers at odds over future of southside landmark.
    • Feb 17, 2016
  • A Monkey Tale

    News story highlighting animal testing mysteriously disappears
    • Jun 29, 2016

© 2017 Salt Lake City Weekly

Website powered by Foundation