We make the news in the worst ways.

A 23-year-old pre-med student who “got caught up with friends who were pulling him” toward homosexuality is well and undergoing Christian counseling, his family says.

…The following day, Swanson said he received a text from Faulkner indicating that his parents wanted to take him to a “place in Pensacola” to address his sexuality. Swanson would later call the Union County Sheriff’s Department to say that Faulkner was being taken against his will by his “fundamental Baptist” parents.

Man, I can only hope he’s not with the snake charmers across the street.

They’re freakin’ SCARY.


  1. NJ Sue says:

    The guy is 23 years old, a legal adult with full mental capacity. Why are his personal struggles with sexuality a news item? If the friends or the parents have a problem with his choices, so be it. No laws have been broken.

  2. Rob says:

    A gay work colleague of mine volunteered to be “fixed” by another one of my work colleagues. To me, it was the very definition of “overshare”.

  3. JeffS says:

    This is under the category of “Too Much Information”.

    The story, not the location.

  4. Dave J. says:

    Uh, since he’s a legal adult, that sure sounds like kidnapping to me.

  5. NJ Sue says:

    Where does the article say anything about kidnapping? It implies that the man is attending the program because his parents won’t make his car payment for him if he doesn’t. However, that’s not kidnapping.

  6. Snake charmers? Grooooooaaaaaaannnnn.

    I keep trying to tell people Christians aren’t normally very strange. Then the snake handlers show up.

    I’ll hand it to the Evangelicals, though. They’ve gone from dowdy to amusing and fun.

  7. Lisa says:

    They’re from Arkansas, and it hasn’t made the news down here. Not even in the Dem-Gaz that I can tell. I heard about it on Facebook.

  8. Ebola says:

    Hell, they’ll probably take him to Emerald City. 😛

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