Friday, October 27, 2006

Love Won Out Atlanta Protest

Hey Atlanta Love Won Out is coming to a church near you. Join us to protest the Ex Gay frauds (Johnn Paulk), and Focus on the Family. Check back for details. As always, the selected church is way out in the suburbs -in this case a 20-30 minute drive from Midtown. Be there!

Protests planned for ATL ex-gay conference

Friday, October 27, 2006

Love Won Out, a daylong conference which seeks to promote “the truth that change is possible for those who experience same-sex attractions,” will be met by at least some protest from groups who oppose the ex-gay movement.

Produced by Focus on the Family, an anti-gay evangelical organization founded by James Dobson, Love Won Out will begin at 8 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Woodstock, the church attended by Gov. Sonny Perdue. Classes and information sessions include “Preventing Male Homosexuality” and “Straight Thinking on Gay Marriage.”

Wayne Besen, executive director of the non-profit group Truth Wins Out, which contradicts claims of ex-gay therapy success, promises to greet conference attendees from protest lines outside.

“We want as many people as possible to show up to say that this is wrong. They’re hurting people with that propaganda,” said Besen, author of “Anything But Straight: Unmasking the Scandals and Lies Behind the Ex-Gay Myth.” SoulForce, which combats anti-gay religious and political messages, will join Besen and Truth Wins Out at the protest.

Zack Hudson

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