Gay HistoryGay News From Around The Globe

Ex-Gay Group “PFOX” Denounces Bullying & Hate Crime Laws On Matthew Shepard Anniversary

As I noted earlier today is the 13th Anniversary of the day that Matthew Shepard was found beaten to the brink of death tied crucifiction style to a fence in Laramie Wyoming.  And in what has to be one of the most disgusting ironic “coincidences” today is also the first day of the anti-gay hate group Family Research Council’s “Value Voters Summit” which is nothing but a white trash “HATERPOLOOZA” of so called “Christians’ to get together and spread some serious hate.

PFOX,  Parents and Friends Of Ex-Gays  started off the day by denouncing Anti bullying bills. 

PFOX has had said in the past about the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Bill:

“This bill threatens free speech and classifies certain people worthy of extra protection under the law based on sexual orientation (which fails to specifically include ex-gays) and gender identity (which includes transsexualism and transvestism, both defined as mental disorders by the American Psychiatric Association). PFOX families love all of their children equally, whether homosexual or heterosexual. But this bill divides families by elevating the status of one child over another.

This bill seeks to punish intolerance, but instead legislates hatred against ex-gays and provides gay activists the legal means for justification of intolerance against the ex-gay community and their friends,” Griggs said. “The bill serves to protect non-heterosexuals over heterosexuals while ignoring former transgenders who have undergone reversal surgery and former homosexuals.”

For these “ex-gays” who hate themselves, it seems the only way to cope is to hate someone else even more.

Tags

Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, journalist and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story,

Related Articles

2 thoughts on “Ex-Gay Group “PFOX” Denounces Bullying & Hate Crime Laws On Matthew Shepard Anniversary”

  1. “blah blah blah…legislates hatred against ex-gays…” You can not legislate what is in someone’s thoughts. If they could your fantasies of being flogged would land you in jail…getting a little warm in here isn’t it?

Close