New Newsweek Co-Owner: "Ex-Gay" (non-) Therapist's op-ed is "shockingly accurate"

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    Mar 29, 2014 8:31 PM GMT


    TowleroadIn a new profile piece, The Guardian looks at the religious underpinnings of Newsweek’s new owners Johnathan Davis [above left] and Etienne Uzac [above right].

    Davis, whose company IBT Media acquired the magazine last year, is apparently a strong proponent of conversion therapy for gays.

    The GuardianDavis, a Californian electrical engineering graduate, is IBT Media’s chief content officer...

    In a Facebook post in February 2013, Davis described as "shockingly accurate" an op-ed article written by Christopher Doyle [right], the director of the International Healing Foundation (IHF), which works to convert gay people. Davis said it “cuts like a hot knife through a buttery block of lies”.

    Davis went to the Brendan Eich School of Non-pologies, apparently.

    TowleroadWhether I do or not [believe that], I’m not sure how that has any bearing on my capacity here as the founder of the {IBT Media} company. I’m not sure how it’s relevant. People believe all sorts of weird things. But from a professional capacity, it’s unrelated.

    I can't recall the last time I touched a Newsweek, I think I've been "boycotting" them even before they went electronic-only (they're back in print now).
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    Mar 29, 2014 9:32 PM GMT
    And they make such a cute couple!