In an interview with the far-right outlet LifeSiteNews, right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos announced that he is now “ex-gay” and living a “chaste” life.
Speaking to LifeSite’s Doug Mainwaring, who claims to have once been gay but has since ‘converted’ to heterosexuality, Yiannopoulos said that he was “never wholly at home in the gay lifestyle,” adding that he “only leaned heavily into it in public because it drove liberals crazy to see a handsome, charismatic, intelligent gay man riotously celebrating conservative principles.”
“Anyone who’s read me closely over the past decade must surely have seen this coming. I wasn’t shy about dropping hints,” Yiannopoulos said. “In my New York Times-bestselling book Dangerous, I heavily hinted I might be ‘coming out’ as straight in the future. And in my recent stream-of-consciousness Telegram feed, I’ve been even more explicit — stomach-churningly so, if the comments under my ‘x days without sodomy’ posts are anything to go by.”
Nevertheless, Yiannopoulos clarified that he hasn’t completely let go of his inborn nature. “I don’t suppose I’ll ever be brave enough to declare it a thing of the past. I treat it like an addiction. You never stop being an alcoholic,” he said.
“My own life has changed dramatically, though it crept up on me while I wasn’t paying attention,” he continued. “I’m someone who responds to micromanagement and accountability, so I’ve found counting days an effective bulwark against sin. In the last 250 days I’ve only slipped once, which is a lot better than I predicted I would do.”
“I have enjoyed a lifelong affection for the absurd and the outrageous, so part of me gleefully anticipates the day I can seize the moral high ground, however briefly, to denounce others for failures of piety and sobriety,” he said. “I hope people will support and pray for me, if for no other reason than they share my delight at the prospect of Milo Yiannopoulos furiously and indignantly railing against homosexuals for sins of the flesh.”
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