Ex-Gay Activist: I Traded Homosexual Thoughts for Food

By: Ross von Metzke

When actor Jeremy Schwab couldn’t turn off the homosexual thoughts running through his brain, he turned to food.

At least that’s what he suggested in a comment thread on Facebook after LoneStarQ posted a shirtless photo of Schwab on the publication’s Facebook page and outed him as the author of a plank in the Texas GOP platform advocating for ex-gay reparative therapy.

LoneStarQ posted the photo, listed from his IMDB page, with the caption: “This is the man behind the reparative therapy plank in the Texas GOP platform.”

Schwab quickly responded: “This picture was taken about 7 years ago. It was BEFORE I came back to the Lord. I do not pose for pictures like this anyone for a variety of reasons - including the sin of vanity.”

According to Pink News, he then added in a comment that has since been removed: “I think in some ways food replaced sexual sin for me and now I can’t even get into my OWN pants.”

As an actor, Schwab has appeared in a number of films, including “My Father’s Daughter,” “True Romance” and “Zombie Campout.” He now makes his living as the founder of an ex-gay ministry called Joel 2:25 International.

Though Schwab hasn’t been using his full name in interviews about the reparative therapy plank and maintains several Facebook pages under different names, LoneStarQ found his personal Facebook page on which Schwab confirms he is the one who authored the platform.

The version of the platform that was passed earlier this month reads: “We recognize the legitimacy and value of counseling which offers reparative therapy and treatment to patients who are seeking healing and wholeness from their homosexual lifestyle. No laws or executive orders shall be imposed to limit or restrict access to this type of therapy.”

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