(part 1 of 5) Rich Wyler is a life-coach and founder of the non-profit People Can Change, which is best known for “Journey Into Manhood”, a 48-hour experiential weekend for men who want to resolve unwanted homosexual attractions. Having once considered himself to be homosexual or of a “same sex attracted background”, Rich describes the short-lived peace then torment he felt while living what he considered a “homosexual lifestyle”. Now, after years of therapy and transitioning into a heterosexual identity, Rich has taken on what he considers to be his vocation — to help other men who are living as he once lived find peace and support. In this part of his interview he describes the early stages of his journey as well as his views on the nature of the “homosexual lifestyle” and what he sees as its inherent promiscuity.
See other portions of his interview: part 2, part 3, part 4, and part 5.
(The views expressed in this interview do not necessarily reflect those of the producers of Far Between but are reflective of a part of what it means to be homosexual and Mormon.)