Undercover at a Christian Gay-to-Straight Conversion Camp

Long Form, a repository of journalism “too long and too interesting to be read on a web browser” is my new favorite blog. One of today’s stories, a weekend undercover at a homosexuality ‘reform’ weekend, is excellent.

The Friday morning of the retreat, I double-checked my bags to make sure I didn’t pack anything that might divulge my true identity or my secular tendencies. Stricken from the usual weekend-getaway packing list: My iPod, for the Rage Against the Machine and Immortal Technique albums, and my current reading list — Karen Armstrong’s The Bible: A Biography, and Tom Wolfe’s The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test.