Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Flier About 'Ex-Gays' Ignites Firestorm At School

NBC4 Reports: Nov 11, 2006.

SILVER SPRING, Md. -- A flier from a group called Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays, or PFOX, has started a controversy in Silver Spring.

The flier was handed out during homeroom to students at Montgomery Blair High School.

News4's Miguel Almaguer reported that gay students at the high school said the group behind it is homophobic.

Once again, any discussion is out of the question. False accusations and name calling are more effective in silencing those who disagree.

The school said it had no choice but to pass it out.

Passing responsiblity is also popular among Godless liberal educators.

PFOX says it reaches out to gay teens offering unconditional love and support to homosexuals who want to become straight.

Promoting a way out of a gay lifestyle, the nonprofit group offers to expose teenagers to "ex-gay" people.

"What we're saying is that, if you have unwanted same-sex attraction -- and there is a difference -- then there are alternatives, and homosexual feelings can be overcome," said Regina Griggs of PFOX.

The one-page handout taken home by hundreds and thrown out by others created a firestorm on campus.

Administrators, faculty and students quickly blasted the group as an anti-gay, homophobic organization.

PFOX claims it's a resource for students.

Avi Edelman, president of the Gay Straight Student Alliance, said that message is a sham.

No Avi Edelman, the only 'sham' is your insistence that homosexuality be celebrated while keeping young people in the dark about how it destroys lives, both spiritually and physically.

Romans 1:26-27
Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion.

Homosexuality is a symptom of fallen humanity. Paul is describing it as unnatural and unseemly. It has nothing to do with 'love' and it should never be celebrated or embraced as we would not any other deceptive lie or sin!


DebraJMSmith said...


Isn't it amazing that so many homosexuals, who claim that they would not choose to be homosexual because it is so hard on them, get so upset at the thought of losing one?


Josiah said...

I'm sorry Debra, but who on earth says that? The majority of gay people would NOT change their orientation, if given the chance.

PFOX opposes anti-discrimination rules against gay students. Why should we allow them in the classrooms if one of their main agendas is too make our lives more dangerous?

kevin said...

1) You never lose those who never were in the first place.
2) The ex-gay movement has been condemned by numerous medical associations, so therefore their literature is misleading and at worst, dangerous.
3) I am always happy when someone feels that they have made their life better. If someone is miserable being gay, then that person should do something about it. The problem comes when those same people then make their living attacking what they couldn't handle in the first place. I always question the motive of people who do that--usually they have something to hide.