Did everyone catch the ABC interview on “Nightline” yesterday night about devout Mormon, Josh Weed, who is gay and happily married an a heterosexual relationship for the last decade? Just to recap, ABCNews.go.com wrote an in-depth article about Josh Weed and his sudden desire to come out of the closet after being married for 10 years with his wife Laurel Weed. And yes, Laurel Weed has known about him being gay and expresses complete satisfaction in every area of their relationship including the sexual aspect. Though, it is an amazement to see a married couple of different sexual preferences seem satisfied with the life they have, the real question was “Is it is possible for a gay person be truly be happy in a monogamous heterosexual marriage?”
After, watching the interview last night there were a few aspects about Josh Weed that seemed suspicious or in this case, makes perfect sense. The area of his life the interview really did not touch on deals with what Josh Weed does for a living. After doing a little research on the net, it seems others had a shared sense of thinking his love story too good to be true.
On a very interesting site called TruthWinsOut.org, the creator of the site seems a bit miffed at Josh Weed and his fairytale marriage. More than that, he answers a few questions that plagued inquiring minds.
Josh Weed is a Marriage and Family Therapy Associate or (MFTA) for short, with a private practice in Auburn, WA. He has a Masters degree in marriage and family therapy from Seattle Pacific University. Josh also worked at Kent Youth and Family Resources, providing services to youth and their families. Below you will find a list of Josh Weed’s many services that he provides to the community.
- helping individuals and couples combat addiction (both chemical and sexual/pornographic)
- assisting clients who struggle with sexual identity issues and unwanted sexual attractions and/or behaviors
- helping clients who experience ADHD/ADD, depression, OCD, anxiety, and post traumatic stress disorder resulting from abusive situations
- working with couples who feel as though they no longer “connect” or who don’t feel as close as they once felt
No, your eyes are not deceiving you and for those of you that have not seen line two of the above list, Josh Weed helps people with unwanted sexual attractions, behaviors and identities. What a fancy way of saying ex-gay or reparative therapy. A story that once was questioned by those trying to believe a gay individual can be happy not being who they are has now turned into a question of motive. Could it be that all this hoopla was just a way for an ex-gay therapist to show off his talents and skill in the ultimate experiment using his own life? Was this country’s accepting moment for the gay community Josh Weed’s opportunity to make his work known?
Whatever the case maybe, we should remember the passage in the Bible where it talks about bewaring false prophets. Everything that glitters is not gold and people, who claim to be so happy, may not be so truthful.