Friday, August 19, 2005

Ex-Gays Axe Gays in Boston

If you can't get your spate of spite in Birmingham, Alabama, in September, trot down to the Tremont Temple Church in Boston just before Halloween. The Love Won Out® traveling show will bring its simplistic, confused and confusing message to town on October 29th, AD 2005.

The Focus on the Family folk do this around the country four to six times a year. They chose our town in no small part because of its multitude of homosexual minions. However, it set the date two years ago, long before the commonwealth permitted same-sex marriage.

Its messages include:
  • Homosexuality is a choice.
  • Homosexuality can be prevented.
  • You can cure homosexuality in kids and adults.
To make their point, LWO uses several Exodus International and NARTH staffers. Those two shameless anti-gay groups promote the pseudo-science of reparative therapy, despite the disdain psychological community heaps upon it.

It also has used several self-proclaimed ex-gays. this tactic has backfired quite a few times for them, when these healed heathens would have what the group calls moral falls. That is, they get caught in flagrante delicto with their own kind.

This doesn't stop LWO from claiming that from the current group of speakers:
You'll learn how to minister to a loved one who's dealing with homosexuality, respond to misinformation in our culture, defend biblical beliefs and prevent your child from embracing this destructive way of life.
A few folk are already protesting the conference. That should not stop those desperate to believe.

A future post or two here will review and link to comments of those who have been to one of these shows.

Note: For the best coverage of the LWO protests see QueerToday, posts from August 10.

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