Today In Terribleness: Bigots Try To Make “Ex-Gay Pride Month” An Actual Thing

Mary Odell / July 4, 2013

With all the fuss over DOMA and, oh, treating gay people like equals, bigots are starting to feel really neglected. Don’t worry, folks, because the Family Research Council —famous for its anti-gay agenda — is hosting a dinner in Washington, D.C. for “former homosexuals” to celebrate their return to the straight and narrow. The dinner would be in honor of something called “Ex-Gay Pride Month,” which is proposed to start July 31st.

In addition, the Family Research Council is also launching two new groups, Voice of the Voiceless and Equality and Justice For All, to support the so-called “ex-gay” community. (I’m sure these people all know that just last month, “ex-gay” ministry Exodus International shut down and issued an apology to all the people they have hurt by “years of undue judgment,” confessing they didn’t act like true Christians.) Christopher Doyle, co-founder and president of Voice of the Voiceless stated, “Now that former homosexuals are a protected class against discrimination in Washington, D.C., this opens up the door for our unique stories to be heard and achievements recognized as we celebrate the First Annual Ex-Gay Pride Month!”

Things to look forward to include a potential speech by Michele Bachmann and a lot of face-to-palm action. The group has also requested that President Obama issue an official proclamation for  Ex-Gay Pride Month, but I wouldn’t hold my breath if I were them. [NY Daily News]

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