In its usual bizarre and viciously anti-gay tradition, the Family Research Council plans to host the first annual “Ex-Gay Pride Month” event scheduled for the end of this July.
The event is likely a response to the Supreme Court’s recent landmark ruling in favor of gay rights, and promotes a new concept called “ex-gay rights.” FRC Action, the FRC’s legislative affiliate, will officially launch two new ex-gay rights organizations at the event, Voice of the Voiceless, and Equality and Justice For All. Michele Bachmann has been extended an invitation to attend as an honorable guest.
Voice of the Voiceless claims that its mission is to defend the rights of former homosexuals and people who have unwanted sexual attractions — as well as their families. In an eye-opening move, the group petitioned President Obama to issue a Presidential Proclamation to make July 2013 an official month for “ex-gays.”
“Voice of the Voiceless has only been around for a few months,” Christopher Doyle, co-founder and president of the group said in an interview with the Huffington Post. “We formed an anti-defamation league for former homosexuals like myself. […] I was once one of those persons. I am now married to a woman. So basically, we’ve just been really marginalized by the LGBT activist groups because they’re threatened we are seeking a different path. We aren’t trying to take away anyone’s rights.”
A support group called “Beyond Ex-Gay” that helps people who have undergone the destructive “ex-gay therapy,” released a survey in May that showed that over 75 percent of people left ex-gay therapy because they said it didn’t work. Over 90 percent of people said they felt harmed by its methods, and 80 percent said its negative effects are still with them.