Does that term bother you? Are you skeptical that some people can change from gay to straight? A tremendous diversity of opinion exists about the topic and we often hear about such matters in the news. However, you may never have read about people who have reoriented their homosexuality in your local paper. Because many in the print media are quite skeptical about the possibility of such change.
Virginia Billboard Promoting Ex-Gay Therapy To Remain In Place
First Ex-Gay Awareness Celebration Honors Evangelical Leaders - Juicy Ecumenism
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First Ex-Gay Awareness Celebration Honors Evangelical Leaders
A billboard promoting ex-gay therapy along I in Virginia is having a big impact, but probably not of the kind expected by those who paid to display it. Despite backlash, Lamar Advertising, which owns and manages the billboard, has kept the ad in place. The ad in question was paid for by PFOX Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays , a group that advocates on behalf of ex-gay therapy and those who have supposedly benefited from it. Others are having the same reaction to the ad.
In my opinion, one of the most pernicious and deliberate lies that the foes of LGBT civil equality disseminate is the myth that sexual orientation is a "choice" and that LGBT individuals can "change" their sexual orientation if they but want to do so. Hence the rise of Christianist funded "ex-gay" ministries that prey upon tortured LGBT individuals and their families. They create a mechanism that endeavors to convince ill-informed politicians and others that LGBT citizens deserve no legal protections because they could be heterosexual i. None of the legitimate medical and mental health associations agree with Christianist "ex-gay" ministries and their cheerleaders. Increasingly even former proponents of the "change" myth such as Warren Throckmorton are conceding that true "change," if it happens at all, is a rarity.