Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Ellen's Ex is Praying for Silence From Mom

(Link) (second story down) Mother of Has-bian Anne "Celestia" Heche is currently preaching at the ex-gay events and claims she "cured" her daughter's homosexuality through prayer.

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LNewsEditor said...

JIC Post:
New York Daily News

Anne Heche wants everyone to know that it wasn't the power of prayer that made her go straight. The actress is lashing out at her mother for using her name to promote Christian ex-gay events.

"This nonsense about my mother praying for me is really making me angry," the actress vents on her official Web site. "My mother never approved of my relationship with Ellen [DeGeneres]. Her hatred for our relationship is one of the many things that ultimately led to my breaking of all communication with her. (My mother, that is, not Ellen)."

Heche's mother, Nancy Heche, is speaking at a conference held by the Christian group Focus on the Family, which preaches that homosexuality is preventable and treatable. She is billed as "a single parent who experienced the international media rush during her daughter Anne Heche's highly visible relationship with Ellen DeGeneres."

Though Nancy claims the power of prayer led her daughter to abandon her lesbian relationship and marry a man, Anne says she and the talk-show host parted ways because they wanted "different things for our lives."

"The ex-gay events right now make me sick," Heche says. "And for anyone who ever thought that Ellen and I broke it off because of sexuality, you couldn't be more mistaken. And for anyone who thought my mother's prayers had anything to do with me marrying a man, forget it."