Milo Yiannopoulos had a spectacular rise and fall as a leading member of the MAGA movement and Trump supporter.
He trolled liberals in person, challenged stereotypes about gay people, and was one of the first to get kicked off Twitter for being mean to progressives.
Now Milo says he’s done with the gay lifestyle and is dedicating his life to Catholic religious devotion.
In a recent interview, Milo said that while he’s not perfect he’s very committed to his new path and believes that conversion therapy can be effective in some cases, saying “of course, I was never wholly at home in the gay lifestyle — Who is? Who could be? — and only leaned heavily into it in public because it drove liberals crazy to see a handsome, charismatic, intelligent gay man riotously celebrating conservative principles.”
Is Milo Being for Real Here?
Milo is known for being a trickster. He loves pranks and doing surprising, provocative stuff. Therefore it’s fair for readers to wonder whether this is just another one of his jokes.
The short answer is that Milo appears to be very serious and this does not appear to be one of his jokes.
Saying he is now “sodomy free,” Milo leads daily online prayers to St. Joseph and regrets the “degeneracy” he used to engage in while acting on his gay desires. While Milo admits that he really did feel those desires and want gay sex acts, he says that he also believes that homosexual acts are immoral and wrong and everyone “has to confront his maker sooner or later.”
Milo’s partner is now his roommate and he said “my own life has changed dramatically, though it crept up on me while I wasn’t paying attention. 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.”
Even though he still has temptation, Milo said “I treat it like an addiction. You never stop being an alcoholic.”
If your reaction to Milo announcing he’s leaving the ‘Gay Lifestyle’ is to attack him for doing so, you’re doing the work of Satan. https://t.co/7vJBKhNeSw
— Hirsty ☧ (@realHirsty) March 10, 2021
Turning to God
Milo said his dedication to Christianity is helping him stay away from his former lifestyle.
“The more love and the less lust in us, the more we cease to obscure Christ and instead reveal Him, in whose image we are made. I don’t mean to suggest it’s been easy, just simple: Our Lord endured worse than any of us and promised us that we have to take up a heavy cross each day.”
He then talks about how there are “three ways” each of us can carry our cross.
“With bitterness, like the unrepentant thief; with grim resignation, like the repentant thief who said it was what he deserved; or with love, like the Lord, who never minimized suffering but said it would, in God’s time, redeem us.”
As for those who are considering conversion therapy or doing their best to turn away from the gay lifestyle, Milo has advice about do’s and don’ts, saying:
“Secular attempts at recovery from sin are either temporary or completely ineffective. Salvation can only be achieved through devotion to Christ and the works of the Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. St. Joseph is the spiritual father figure of the Holy Family. In this time of gender madness, devoting myself to the male protector of the infant Jesus is an act of faith in God’s Holy Patriarch, and a rejection of the terror of transsexuals.”
Milo said his new lifestyle isn’t just changing his intimate life, it’s also changing everything else, too.
“As I’ve begun to resist sinful sexual urges, I’ve found myself drinking less, smoking less … you name it. I confess my weakness for designer shoes and handbags is yet to dissipate. But I am coming to realize, however slowly, that lust — per Augustine — is disordered desire for all sorts of things.”