Ben Affleck played an “ex-gay” summer camp counselor on Saturday Night Live, mocking the fraudulent “ex-gay” movement and the concept of “pray away the gay.” In a skit about “New Beginnings,” in “Flagstaff,” a summer camp for gay kids whose parents want them to become straight, Affleck said he he “loved” being gay — before he became straight. “It felt natural and right,” Affleck admitted, as he slung quips like “hetero is better, yo.”
“After a couple of very not-straight musical performances and conversations about Ralph Macchio‘s lips in The Outsiders and a scheduled hot-dog eating contest,” Mediaite notes, “Marvin gave up and decided to simply dim the lights and let the boys ‘tear each other apart’ because this just isn’t going to work.”
Afflect has been a strong LGBT rights and same-sex marriage supporter for the past decade.
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