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LifeSiteNews: Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays (PFOX) has filed a sexual orientation discrimination complaint with the Department of Justice and the Department of Education against the Montgomery County, Maryland, Board of Education and its School Superintendent, Joshua Starr.
PFOX: In response to an undercover investigation, Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays is urging the governor and legislature of Virginia to stop funding gay-transvestite centers at Virginia’s public universities because they use the money to indoctrinate youth into changing their religion to gay-affirming faiths and actively seek to discredit the ex-gay community.
World Net Daily: Just as details emerged of growing financial and political pressure on the Boy Scouts to reverse a century-old and Supreme Court-approved policy barring homosexuals, the president of Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays issued a plea to the Scouts to seriously consider the dangers of giving in . . .
Regina Griggs and Peter Sprigg at the Christian Post: Voters in 32 out of the 32 states where it has appeared on the ballot have upheld marriage as the union of a woman and a man. Advocates of same-sex marriage are holding out hope that their long losing streak will end on Election Day in Minnesota, Washington, Maryland or Maine.
PFOX: After PFOX distributed ex-gay flyers to high school students as part of the schools’ flyer distribution program for non-profit organizations, Superintendent Starr publicly denigrated PFOX and former homosexuals by calling the actions of PFOX “reprehensible and deplorable” and labeling the flyer’s sexual orientation content as “a really, really disgusting message.”
One News Now: Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays (PFOX) is encouraging students to celebrate the “Day of Silence” by distributing flyers discouraging ex-”gay” bashing at school . . . Today’s “Day of Dialogue” — sponsored by Focus on the Family and Alliance Defense Fund — also offers a counter to tomorrow’s pro-homosexual observance in schools.
Peter Sprigg: Censoring the ex-homosexual message: Montgomery County schools deny help for those wanting to go straight
Peter Sprigg at the Washington Times: Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Joshua Starr called it “reprehensible,” “deplorable” and “disgusting.” . . . Perhaps the flier triggered anger because it calls into question a widespread myth – that people are “born gay.”
Citizens ask Maryland State Ethics Commission to Correct: “Use the Wrong Pronouns and You’re Out” Ruling
PFOX has forwarded the following email: Citizens ask Maryland State Ethics Commission to Correct “Use the Wrong Pronouns and You’re Out” Ruling by Montgomery Co. Ethics Commission The Maryland State Ethics Commission has been asked by Maryland Citizens for Responsible Government (MCRG) …
DC50TV.com: Greg Quinlan is the president of PFOX–Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays (PFOX). It’s a national non-profit organization that supports families, advocates for the ex-gay community, and educates. Quinlan argues that ex-gays should be considered a ‘protected’ class against hate crimes. He also says that persons who are gay can be rehabilitated to become straight–which is derived in large part from his own experience in doing just that.
“The National Parent Teacher Association has denied a pro-family organization that advocates for the ex-gay community, Parents and Friends of Ex-gays and Gays, the right to exhibit at the PTA’s national convention, June 10-13, in Memphis, Tenn.”
Personal Liberty Digest: “Recently, some of those activists have taken Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Michael Steele to task for failing to meet with members of the ex-gay community . . . Meanwhile, in the sign that the fight over “don’t ask, don’t tell” is heating up, Family Research Council and the Alliance Defense Fund representatives held a news conference on April 28 to announce the release of a letter to President Obama and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, signed by more than 40 retired military chaplains.”
Washington Post | D.C. Wire: “D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty apologized today over his decision to issue a certificate of appreciation honoring the leader of the ‘ex-gay’ movement, which believes homosexuals can be ‘rehabilitated.’”
Christian speech targeted as ‘hate’: ‘Gays’ pledge to ‘pursue every method’ of protesting flyers for school students
WorldNetDaily: A campaign has been launched in Montgomery County, Md., to classify the speech of advocates for people who choose to leave the homosexual lifestyle as “hate speech,” which then could be banned under a new law signed last year by President Obama. ‘Hate speech is unwelcome in Montgomery County Public Schools,’ said an e-mail to the offices of Regina Griggs, national director of Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays, known as PFOX. ‘I would like to ask that you immediately cease distribution of your flyers at our public schools.’”
Eugene Volokh has this post on the Volokh Conspiracy that begins: As I mentioned below, the National Education Association — basically an advocacy group and a labor union — refused to lease Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays (PFOX) exhibit space …
PFOX has issued a press release that begins: Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays (PFOX) is suing the Washington DC Office of Human Rights for failing to protect former homosexuals under its sexual orientation anti-discrimination law. “The ex-gay community …