To supplement the guidance and approval he didn't receive at home, Deeran started going to church. But finding a sort of refuge in religion pretty much only made things worse, since his experience with it taught him to treat his attraction to men as a "spot" or "blemish" that might never be wiped clean.
"You think being gay is a sin?" Dr. Sean McMillan (one of two pastors who Khloe arranged to speak with Deeran inside an actual church in L.A.) asked him seriously.
"I would hope not," Deeran replied. "But I don't know."
"Is love a sin?" the pastor tried again. When Deeran responded "no," Dr. Sean...