The founder of one of the country’s largest conversion therapy ministries announced this week that he is gay, according to NBC News.
McKrae Game, who founded Hope for Wholeness, was fired from the ministry almost two years ago and now has to face the damage he inflicted on others as he sought to change the sexual orientation of others.
“Conversion therapy is not just a lie, but it’s very harmful,” Game told The Post and Courier. “Because it’s false advertising.”
NBC noted that Game is just one of a number of former leaders in the religious movement that attempts to turn gay men straight, and he is only the latest to decry the therapy as dangerous for those it seeks to “help.”
The practice is banned for minors in 18 states and Washington, D.C., but South Carolina — where Game is from — is not one of those states.
At the age of 51, the former movement leader is now trying to find his place in the LGBT community, NBC said — a community he has railed against for the past 20 years.
"I was a hot mess for 26 years," Game told The Post and Courier. "And I have more peace now than I ever did."
Watch his interview: