Thus begins David’s story. He worked hard & prayed ...
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Thus begins David DeJiacomo’s story. He worked hard through a combination of spiritual and psychological counseling to liberate himself from the addictions that bound him to the gay lifestyle. He was assisted by Catholic priests and a reparative therapist schooled in Joseph Nicolosi's methodologies. He has been free for nearly a decade and has written a personal account of his journey.
It is very important to bring stories of successful change in sexual orientation like David’s to the public conversation. David testified before the Colorado State legislature and again for the defense of JONAH in New Jersey against the legalization of same sex marriage. He decided to tell his story to focus on the facts of specific life experiences that may push a man towards a gay lifestyle and to be clear about how therapy combined with his strong religious convictions enabled him to change his sexual orientation and identity from “gay” to “straight”.
Here in David’s own words is his motive for writing this memoir --
I am proud to say that I, in a court of law, stood up to today’s political correctness and testified about my own successful change in sexual orientation. The case in question was Michael Ferguson, et al vs JONAH, et al, which centered on whether those who provide resources for individuals with unwanted homosexual feelings, behavior, or identity violate the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act. After the counsel for the defendants showed the court a video of my testimony, I was astounded to learn that the Superior Court Judge … said that he did not “understand what the accomplishment was there” and went on further to say, “I’m not even sure how it’s [referring to my testimony] a success story witness, based on his testimony.”
I was dismayed and deeply saddened that a Judge who is supposed to be fair minded could possibly make such a statement. By doing so, he denied the many years of effort on my part to transform my life from that of a homosexual sex addict to that of a God fearing man who lives a life consistent with Biblical principles. Mine is certainly a story of successful change.
David tells his story with wit, heart and deeply felt experience reflected in his own distinctive voice. The draft is now complete; however, he needs a professional editor to make his story more accessible to the broad audience of people interested in understanding how a person can transform his life to one consistent with Biblical values through a combination of strong motivation based on his faith and the therapy that helped him discover the underlying forces that pushed him into a difficult lifestyle.
Today, David is active with the Knights of Columbus in Denver, where he is deeply committed to their charitable work. He is also deeply involved in a prison ministry to help incarcerated men overcome personal issues.
Goal $8000 to hire a professional editor to ready David’s story for publication and sale to a commercial publisher