Huffington Post’s Embarrassingly Inaccurate Misrepresentation of Anchored North’s Video

Scott Taylor comments
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In a moment of “tolerance”, those pesky liberals over at Huffington Post, with their emphasis on science and facts are at it again, discrediting Anchored North, and their puppet Emily Thomes for claiming to pray the gay away through Gay Conversion Therapy in their latest video.   The problem is, Emily never said that, and Anchored North doesn't advocate “Gay Conversion Therapy”.  Huffington Post has probably duped a few of their readers into believing a narrative akin to my sentence above, but when you place the video, prominently at the top of the article, it's usually good to at least accurately represent what is said in a 4 minute, 23 second video.  

Now, I know, their audience doesn't have a very long attention span, but, come on, 4 minutes 23 seconds, it's not that hard to accurately represent a 4 minute video.  The irony is, while they use the word “scientifically”, their article is about as accurate as a Donald Trump tweet.

So let’s break it down.  First off, if Carol Kuruvilla Trump can't tell the difference between a Bible study, and gay conversion therapy, then she probably needs to take a break from journalism and step outside her echo chamber.  If all it took to run a successful Gay Conversion Therapy practice was to host a Bible study, I should have been a millionaire a long time ago.

Second, nowhere in this 4 minute video (I know, it's like, super long) did Emily say she prayed hard enough to pray her gay away.  The author Carol Kuruvilla even admits to this fact, when she quotes Emily ---

“People say to me all the time, ‘I was born this way.’ I say, OK, yeah, me too,’” she says at one point in the video. “You’re not born with right affections. That’s why Jesus had to come. You feeling a desire for sin just proves you need grace like me.”

“Even though the world would paint a totally different story about what sexuality is and isn’t, God’s word is clear and he can save and he does and he will,” she adds.

It would even be closer to the truth to say Emily read the gay away, but in reality Emily experienced God’s love, and his peace in the midst of trials, and struggle with sin, and went home and realized her own sinfulness, and the clarity of scripture on homosexuality, and repented.  This video is crystal clear on this.  This is a pretty run-of-the-mill salvation story when you explore Christianity’s 2000 year history.

Third, Carol Kuruvilla, complains about stealing the slogan Love is Love, and the rainbow.  Ignoring for a second that the rainbow was and has always been a Christian symbol, if Anchored North is guilty of (re)cultural appropriation, then Huffington Post is also guilty of cultural appropriation, since they daily misappropriate the verses in the Bible, and twist it to fit their heretical theology.  For anyone who is interested, I have thoroughly debunked Gay Theology here, and here.  Their article is as guilty of misappropriating scripture and the Gospel as about as much as two white girls running a burrito shop in Portland.

Nevertheless, I must give credit where credit is due.  In this midst of this Trump-esque style misrepresentation of the truth, the Huffington Post still inadvertently shared the Gospel and the story of Emily’s salvation by conveniently providing the video to all their readers.  Praise God!


Scott Taylor

Scott is a full-stack web developer. He lives in Denver, CO with his wife and son. He works full time for a web development and SEO Marketing agency.