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PFOX wants ex-gays covered under new federal proposals

July 08, 2013 By: Tom Coy Category: Ex-gay News, Gay Politics

June 21, 2013

The following excerpt is from the article “A message the feds and others are afraid of: Ex-‘gays’ exist” by Russ Jones on the One News Now website: “The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is a program that allows certain charitable organizations to solicit contributions from employees of the federal government of the United States. Many faith-based organizations are worried that the proposed inclusion of sexual orientation and gender identity may result in squeezing religious charities out of the program and impose reverse discrimination.”

“Regina Griggs, executive director of Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays (PFOX), counts her group as among those concerned about the proposal.”

“‘We want the ex-gay community to be involved and protected under the same law – because [the proposal] has nothing to do with heterosexuality; it has everything to do with being a former homosexual,’ she explains. ‘That’s why they discriminate against you: they do not want that message heard.’”

“Griggs shares that she has faced this battle before with groups unfriendly to ex-gays – specifically the National Education Association and the National Parent Teacher Association.” …