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Ex-gays demand recognition and equal rights

August 23, 2013 By: Tom Coy Category: Ex-gay News

August 1, 2013

The following excerpts are from the article “Ex-gay is OK” by J.C. Derrick on the World News Group website: … “On Wednesday, a small band of former homosexuals representing about 10 organizations stood on the steps of the Supreme Court to demand recognition and equal rights under the Constitution. ‘Anti-ex-gay extremists say that I do not exist—that we don’t exist,’ said Christopher Doyle, president of Voice of the Voiceless and Equality and Justice for All. ‘Tell that to my wife of seven years. Tell that to my three beautiful children.’”

“Some of the activists spent the morning in meetings on Capitol Hill. Doyle told me he met with Democrats and Republicans, all cordial, but ‘Republicans were definitely more sympathetic.’ Wednesday’s event marked the first Ex-Gay Pride Month, which the group designated the month of July.”

… “Greg Quinlan, president of Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays (PFOX), said homosexual activists have no room for other opinions because they want to ‘take over’ education, healthcare, and government, so theirs is the only voice heard. Quinlan, a lobbyist, said he learned his trade while working with the Human Rights Campaign Fund in the 1980s and ‘90s.”

“‘When you see that equality sign in their logo, it’s not about equality—it’s about dominance,’ Quinlan told me. ‘It’s not about human rights. It’s about sexual rights of a small sexual minority. The assembled speakers on Wednesday only numbered about a dozen, but they said there are thousands of ex-gays around the country who are afraid to identify as such.” …