No. John Paulk is a former advocate of the ex-gay movement and conversion therapy and author. He was the founder and former leader of the ministry, Love Won Out, which was launched by the organization Focus on the Family. From 1998 to 2003, he was chairman of the board of Exodus International North America. His 1998 autobiography Not Afraid to Change addressed his sexuality and attempts to change his same-sex desires. Later that year, after an incident in which Paulk was revealed to have attended a gay bar, both organizations disciplined him, but he remained with Focus on the Family until 2003. He resigned as Exodus board chairman but continued his elected position until his term was completed. In 2005, Paulk opened a catering business in Portland, Oregon.
In the April 2013 issue of PQ Monthly, he was quoted as stating that he no longer supported the ex-gay movement or efforts to attempt to change individuals’ sexual orientation, and that he was in the process of ending his marriage to his wife, Anne. The couple divorced in June, 2013.