Earlier this week, Pat Boone penned a defense of his earlier comments comparing gay activists to terrorists by trotting out the “some-of-my-best-friends-are-gay” card and offering what he considered proof of his gay-friendly outlook:
Later (you may be surprised to learn), I really went out on a limb and wrote two books, about and with homosexual friends. The first was “Joy: A Homosexual’s Fulfillment,” and the second “Coming Out: True Stories of the Gay Exodus.” They were written with a longtime lesbian, a former very promiscuous male homosexual and with a transsexual man who had emasculated himself in an effort to be a woman. They’d been down the whole road and back again, and they told me their stories and how they’d each been able to leave the homosexual lifestyle. This was not expedient for me as an entertainer, but I did it out of real love for gays. I do care.
Unfortunately, it looks like both books are out-of-print, but Jeremy at Good as You managed to track down a review of “Coming Out” from 1978, which tells you all you need to know about what Boone’s “real love for gays” actually looks like:
Boone’s hypothesis is that homosexuals are a product of satanically induced, learned behavior. Based on this belief, he claims all homosexuals can be transformed into good Christian heterosexuals. As “proof,” Boone offers in letter form the stories of three people (a lesbian, a male homosexuals and a transvestite) who found the straight life and Jesus.