A 21-year old gay woman is telling the story of the abuse she suffered as a result of the “conversion therapy” to which she had been subjected as a teenager, in a new book titled “Saving Alex: When I Was Fifteen I Told My Mormon Parents I Was Gay, and That’s When My Nightmare Began.” Alex Cooper, a former Mormon, is featured in a new report from the local CBS affiliate in Salt Lake City. Among the torturous practices to which she was subjected, she told Publishers Weekly, was being forced to stand facing a wall for up to 18 hours a day, with a backpack loaded full of rocks. The events took place at the home of a couple with no license or training to administer therapy, but who had told her parents (who had initially kicked the girl out of the home) they could turn her from gay to straight.
“Everybody knows lesbians are tom-boys,” one of the bogus therapists told the Tribune. “I was merely trying to show her how hard it is to be a real boy these days, and that there’s a very good reason we men are called the stronger sex. I mean, who in their right mind would want to be a boy? Or rather, what girl would like to act like a boy these days? It’s just so much easier to be a girl, they can go shopping all the time, they don’t have to do any heavy lifting, all they get to do all day is just lie around, put on makeup and look pretty. Boys, on the other hand, are required to workout, do physical activity and be active all day long. Boys have it hard, make no mistake about it. I was merely trying to explain that to her, nothing more.”
When asked to comment on the accusations that he continuously punched Cooper in the gut, the self-proclaimed “therapist” said, “So what? Boys get into fights all the time and you don’t hear them bitching about it. The problem with her was she didn’t realize that acting like a boy has consequences. You don’t just get to enjoy the fun parts; you have to take the good with the bad. No, seriously, think about it – if boys would just eat, sleep and have sex with girls all day long, everybody would want a piece of that life. But, sadly, that’s not the case. So, in a way, I was simply educating that girl on what it really means to be a male.”
“At least I’m out there, fighting the fight, trying to make a difference and stop boys and girls from ruining their lives,” he added. “It’s easy to criticize when you don’t have these problems. But I know how parents of LGBT people feel when their own children come up to them and tell them they’re abominations. That’s a sin, their own children are committing a sin right in front of their eyes, and what are those parents supposed to do? Just accept that their offspring is engaged in sodomy? No, they’re going to fight it and their going to save their children and we are going to help them do just that. And if that means treating gay girls and women as if they were men, and being tough on them, then that’s exactly what we’ll do.”