Truth Wins Out’s Founder and Executive Director, Wayne Besen,was featured in the controversial documentary, “Chasing the Devil.” New York documentary filmmakers Bill Hussung and Mishara Canino-Hussung spent four years winning the trust of so-called “ex-gays” who claim to have prayed away the gay. The screening, is the culmination of this pain-staking work.
“Chasing the Devil: Inside the Ex-Gay Movement” offers a rare glimpse inside the world of New York area anti-gay activists who claim homosexuality is an illness that can be healed. One New York City ministry featured in the film promotes the belief that homosexuality is caused by demons in the rectums of gay men. Members of L.I.F.E Ministry believe exorcisms can remove the demons and “cure” homosexuals.
The screening was at Anthology Film Archives and was followed by a heated question and answer session featuring three men profiled in the documentary. Self-described ex-gay success story John Sterback took questions, along with TWO’s Besen and Peterson Toscano.
Chasing the Devil: Inside the Ex-Gay Movement is presented by Coqui Zen Entertainment and IndiePix Films //www.indiepixfilms.com/film/3607
“The film is a realistic and compelling depiction of the ex-gay issue,” said TWO’s Besen. “It is an excellent movie and I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to learn about this topic.”