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MISSOURI: "Ex-Gay" Candidate For Gov Says He's Overcome "Sexual Confusion"

"Through the years, I have publicly spoken about being abused as a child and the confusion this caused me as a teenager. There are literally thousands of Missourians who will understand how heartbreaking childhood abuse can be - though few might be willing to acknowledge it. I have put the childhood abuse, and the teenage confusion behind me. What others intended for harm has resulted in untold good. I have overcome, and will not allow evil to win.  There are people who to this day try to turn politics into a blood sport. This sort of approach discourages many good people from public service. While it is disappointing, I will have no fear of those who wish to tear down others for their gain. I will have no part of it. My faith in a loving and just God has helped to guide my approach with people. There are those who constantly seek to divide us, but I am committed to renewing the Spirit of Missouri and bringing people together with sensible conservative solutions." - Missouri state Sen. Bob Dixon, reacting to this weekend's report that he identifies as "ex-gay."  (Tipped by JMG reader Scott)

RELATED: Dixon's mother, former Missouri state Rep. Jean Dixon, is an anti-gay crusader who used her son's "ex-gay" identity in her battle against a 1989 local production of The Normal Heart. She says she would fight any attempt to stage the play today.

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