Ooops - typo! I meant to write "the Lord has brought me a long way..." My apologies for the error.
(Cool name, man.)
As you don't know me, I'm not sure how you could come to the conclusions that you did about my life.
Fortunately, I'm not like Ken Orr, and I don't associate any of the gay men I know as members of NAMBLA. (I'm sorry, Mr. Orr that you went through that experience in your life - terrible. Not all gay men are like that, by a long shot. I'm glad that you've been able to forgive and move on with you life.)
And, no, I didn't seek change in my orientation in order to please other people. One's motivation in seeking change is one of the keys to the whole process. It took a long time, and the Lord has brought you a long way.
I don't hang out with any "self-righteous derelicts" as you put it. No, just regular people.
But how could I convince you of that if you're writing this outline of my life and we've never met? In a way, are you making the same kind of judgement call as Mr. Orr has?