Ex-Gay Pride Event Postponed Because of Violence Threats

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A celebration of ex-gay leaders and supporters was scheduled for July 31 at the Family Research Council, but security threats have forced organizers to postpone it until September.

A celebration of ex-gay leaders and supporters was scheduled for July 31 at the headquarters of the Family Research Council, but security threats have forced organizers to postpone it until September. According to the Christian Post, the organizations planning the event, Voice of the Voiceless and Equality and Justice for All, have received “negative attention,” “hate e-mails” and “harassment” over the event, leading officials to move the event to an undisclosed location to protect the safety of attenders, guests, and keynote speakers.

“There started to be a lot of online chatter about trying to disrupt this event,” commented Christopher Doyle, cofounder of Voice of the Voiceless, “trying to demonstrate against it, trying to protest it. Basically, after experiencing all of that hate and harassment toward us online and also directed at FRC, we just started to take a second look at this event.”

He continued, “So there’s just a lot of hatred and ill sentiment going on out there right now. And we feel like we didn’t want this event to be dominated by these extremists coming and protesting and surrounding the building, and intimidating people as they were trying to come in. We wanted this to be a very positive event.”

Doyle and the event organizers have now expanded the celebration to make September Ex-Gay Awareness Month.

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  • GEH

    The threats are real. Wisdom is to not disclose the date.
    So satisfying to hear it was expanded to a month. I had a divine appointment to pray over one who was being threatened for his testimony of deliverance from homosexuality a few years ago. These were legitimate death threats. The LORD, He is your protection

  • The Beloved of God

    I’m appauled but not surprised considering the day we are living in. We have to make a bold statement concerning anything that God has delivered us from. We can use our power in Christ to stand as well as the laws that are already in place. It’s a violation of my rights as an American to not be able to discuss, (and/or peacefully gather with others), what I’ve been brought thru by God’s divine help. The same premise they use against us we can use to protect our rights as Believers.

  • Geoff Warder

    Maybe we should take a different approach than “Ex-Gay Pride.’ Do we want to influence people for Jesus or fight a culture war?

  • http://www.crazyrev.blogspot.com/ C.Brian Ross

    I’m always amazed at the intolerance of those who shout most loudly that others be tolerant of them!

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