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Who Needs The Fourth Of July When You Can Celebrate Your Ex-Gay Independence Pride All Month Long?

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The Family Research Council has created two new fake “ex-gay” groups to further their rabidly anti-gay agenda. In honor of this attack, they are declaring July “Ex-Gay Month.”

Anti-gay conservatives are having a really rough time. You should definitely go to Amazon and send them a carton of Kleenex. Anti-gay conservatives hate the month of June especially  because it is officially Gay Pride month. And Barack Obama, the President of the United States, celebrates LGBT Pride. Then, there are those pesky June events that keep getting in their way, like the Supreme Court rendering unconstitutional sodomy laws, as they did on June 26, 2003, and then rendering unconstitutional DOMA ten years later (to the day!), and then there’s the world’s top “ex-gay” organization, Exodus International, admitting “ex-gay” isn’t a real thing, and disbanding.

So, if you thought the radical religious right were going to announce July as Heterosexual Pride month — you’d be wrong. Heterosexual Pride only happens on ludicrous Facebook pages and Change.org petitions.

But they have named July “Ex-Gay Pride Month.”

Yes, July.

July, the month named in honor of the Roman General Julius Caesar — who was rumored to have had gay affairs. Oh, irony.

A group practically no one’s ever heard of before, Voice of the Voiceless, has designated July to be “Ex-Gay Pride Month” “in order to draw attention to the ever-increasing phenomenon of ex-gays or former homosexuals; that is, individuals who formerly had unwanted same-sex attractions and/or lived an LGBT-identified life, but now do not. These individuals may be in heterosexual relationships, pursuing heterosexuality, or living celibate lives as former homosexuals.”

Yes, the “ever-increasing phenomenon.” These folks likely don’t believe in climate change, but they believe Jesus will take their gay away if they pray.

What is “ex-gay pride?” Voice of the Voiceless says it’s a “time to recognize the unique experiences of ex-gays and former homosexuals and celebrate their existence in American culture.”

VoV is currently organizing events in the month of July to highlight the unique role of ex-gays in American culture and draw attention to increasing discrimination and hostility towards the ex-gay community in society.

The “unique role of ex-gays in American culture”? What would that be?

“WHY Ex-Gay Pride? Because former homosexuals are the last invisible minority in American culture and are increasingly subject to hostility from anti-ex-gay activists and the media at large, who is influenced heavily by the gay-activist lobby that discriminates and marginalizes former homosexuals. VoV estimates that ex-gays number in the tens of thousands (at least), but due to intimation and hostility, the exact numbers are unknown.”

That “hostility” is because practically every major medical association has stated so-called reparative or ex-gay therapy is not only useless, but harmful for the patient.

Amusingly, anti-gay hate mongers like Linda Harvey of the anti-gay hate group Mission America claim there are no homosexual people in the world, but is actually touting the “former homosexual” group and their “Ex-Gay Pride month.”

Whois Lookup | Domain Availability - Registration Information-1Now, back to Voice of the Voiceless.

It turns out the reason we haven’t heard of them is because they’re a new creation by the anti-gay hate group, Family Research Council.

The website of Voice of the Voiceless was registered in March of this year, by its leader, Christopher Doyle.

Doyle is also the Director of the International Healing Foundation, which “was founded by psychotherapist, Richard Cohen, in 1990.”

Richard Cohen is another ex-gay crackpot who appeared a few years ago on The Rachel Maddow Show. It didn’t go well for him.

Doyle, according to the International Healing Foundation’s website, is “the first ever recipient of the Dr. Joseph Nicolosi Award for early career excellence.”

Dr. Joseph Nicolosi is the founder of the wholly-in-ill-repute “ex-gay” organization known as NARTH. You know who else was high up in NARTH? Board Member George “lift my luggage” Rekers, who got caught coming home from a European vacation with a “rent boy.”

(NARTH, by the way, seems to have had their IRS tax-exempt status revoked earlier this year.)

Meanwhile, if you stick around long enough through July, the last day of the month, July 31, will be the First Annual Ex-Gay Pride Month Celebration — featuring (possibly) none other than Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, who has been invited to attend.

“The ‘traditional marriage’-touting Family Research Council plans to usher in the first annual ‘Ex-Gay Pride Month’ dinner in an attempt to promote ‘ex-gay’ rights,” the Huffington Post reports:

The event is scheduled for the end of July, just weeks after the Supreme Court’s landmark rulings in favor of gay rights. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) has been extended an invitation as an honorable attendee.

The Family Research Council’s legislative affiliate, FRC Action, will officially launch two new ex-gay rights organizations, Voice of the Voiceless and Equality and Justice For All, during the dinner in Washington, D.C., on July 31.

“Come celebrate the lives of former homosexuals and hear about their unique stories and achievements!” reads the invitation.

In addition to Bachman, the Heritage Foundation’s Jim DeMint, the Liberty Counsel’s Matthew Staver and Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.) — who on Friday introduced a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage — have all been invited to speak.

Huelskamp last week introduced a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage.

Sounds like a fun time for all — where can we buy tickets?

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Watch: Fourth Grade Student Says Uvalde Police Told Children to Yell ‘Help’ – Shooter Shot One Child Who Did

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What appears to be an increasingly clear understanding of how police in Uvalde, Texas handled the Robb Elementary School mass shooting – by not going inside for at least one hour – is being made even more horrific by reported actions of police once they finally entered the school.

One fourth grade child spoke with local CBS affiliate KENS 5, describing what happened inside the school at one point.

The shooter “shot the next person’s door. We have a door in the middle. He opened it. He came in and he crouched a little bit and he said, he said, ‘It’s time to die,'” the boy told KENS 5.

“When I heard the shooting through the door, I told my friend to hide under something so he won’t find us,” the child, whose name is not being released, told KENS 5. “I was hiding hard. And I was telling my friend to not talk because he is going to hear us.”

“When the cops came, the cop said: ‘Yell if you need help!’ And one of the persons in my class said ‘help.’ The guy overheard and he came in and shot her,” the boy said. “The cop barged into that classroom. The guy shot at the cop. And the cops started shooting.”

(Transcript via KENS 5, video below appears slightly edited.)

Some have noted that since the 1999 Columbine, Colorado school shooting when 12 students and a teacher were slaughtered, police practice has been to storm the school to not give the shooter time to kill more children, and to allow those wounded to get medical attention to hopefully save more lives. That does not appear to have happened.

Presuming the child’s recollection is accurate, it appears one or more officers telling children to yell “help” may have led to at least one child being wounded or killed.


 

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CNN Reporter Refuses to Accept Texas Official’s Claims About Uvalde Shooting: ‘Why Don’t You Clear All of This Up Now?’

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There is an increasing concern among legal experts, security experts, and law enforcement experts about the way police in Uvalde, Texas handled the Robb Elementary School massacre where 21 people were shot and killed, and another 17 reportedly were wounded.

Two days after the mass shooting witness accounts, photos, and videos are circulating that appear to show police waited between 40 minutes and one hour before either entering the school or confronting the shooter, who was killed not by police but by federal agents on the scene. Some are suggesting that valuable time may have led to more death.

Law enforcement also appear to not have a grasp on exactly what happened, with numerous reports revealing some officers were focused on subduing not the gunman but parents desperate for police to take action.

There are also concerns that not only police inaction may have led to more death, but police action may have as well:

Former U.S. Attorney Joyce Vance, a well-known MSNBC/NBC News legal analyst rightly says “we’re clearly going to have to wait” for accurate information, but notes what the public is being told “Doesn’t make sense.”

One reporter apparently agreed that information being given to the public did not make sense.

CNN’s Shimon Prokupecz, who attended Thursday afternoon’s Uvalde press conference and was not ready to accept what he apparently felt was police stonewalling.

“You guys have said that he was barricaded,” Prokupecz said, referring to the shooter. “Can you explain to us how he was barricaded and why you guys cannot breach that door?”

“So, I have taken all your questions into consideration. We will be doing updates,” replied Victor Escalon, from the Texas Dept. of Public Safety, according to a Mediaite transcript. “We will be doing updates to answer those questions.”

“You should be able to answer that question now, sir,” Prokupecz, clearly not satisfied, responded.

“What is your name?” Escalon asked.

“Shimon Prokupecz from CNN. We’ve been given a lot of bad information, so why don’t you clear all of this up now and explain to us how it is that your officers who were in there for an hour, yes, rescuing people, but yet no one was able to get inside that room,” Prokupecz continued.

“Shimon, we will circle back with you. We want to give you the why. That’s our job. Give us time. I’m taking your questions back to talk to the team,” Escalon replied.

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‘Demon Seed’ Doctor and Far Right Radio Host Call to ‘Lock Up’ Men Who Have Gay Sex to Prevent Monkeypox

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As a small handful of monkeypox cases have been documented in the United States the far right is using that disease to target LGBTQ people. In a segment on Stew Peters’ radio show, he and “Demon Seed” Dr. Stella Immanuel called for the imprisonment of men who have sex with men, presumably to slow the spread of monkeypox.

As with HIV/AIDS, monkeypox is not a “gay disease” but some recorded cases are believed to have been transmitted by men who have sex with men. The far right has been attacking the LGBTQ community all year, with the rise of the false “groomer” label made popular among extremists by Christina Pushaw, the press secretary for Florida GOP Governor Ron DeSantis.

“So one of the answers would be, don’t have gay sex, repent for your homosexual lifestyle, and go find Jesus,” Peters says as Immanuel, the hydroxychloroquine-pushing physician and pastor who believes demons having sex with women causes tumors and other illnesses, agrees.

“The real pandemic here is promiscuous sex among gay men – sex, orgies, and participating in satanic depravity,” Peters continued, as Immanuel again agreed. The chyron reads: “Gay Sex Detonates Monkeypox Bomb.”

“So, stop that, as a matter of fact we should make a law against homosexual sex. We should just say that that’s not allowed, it’s a criminal offense, and we should lock these people up.”

Again, Immanuel agreed.

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