Let Us Prey– PFOX Cruises High Schools

According to a press release issued today, the anti-gay organization Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays (PFOX) grows more and more concerned about the growth of Gay Straight Alliances (GSA) in US Schools leading to the creation of Safe Spaces for queer and questioning youth (and for youth who have queer loved ones.)

The press release states,

Most disturbing is the willingness of homosexual activists to use our youth to advance an agenda.

They are SO disturbed by this trend that their solution (with funding from the “Pro-Family” Charitable Trust) is to create Gay to Straight clubs so they can use youth to advance PFOX’s own agenda.

Students are asked to distribute literature and put up posters with the message that ex-gays exist, and then report to us the results of their efforts. We also encourage them to start Gay to Straight Clubs, and ask that the ex-gay viewpoint be included in all diversity day presentations that discuss homosexuality. We provide the students with a Students’ Rights Brochure, sample graphics to use to create their own literature, health statistics, and a list of organizations that affirm a person’s decision to leave homosexuality.

First of all, doesn’t PFOX know that GSAs welcome people who are questioning their sexual orientation and identity? That means young people are encouraged to be open about all their options as they consider who they are.

Of course this gay to straight student club scheme appears to be exclusively adult-initiated, unlike most GSAs which start by concerned youth (many of them straight) in an attempt to make their school a safer place from bullies and bigots.

Perhaps the GSAs are working if we now need safe spaces FOR bullies and bigots.

Read the press release for yourself to discover how skillfully they lift language from the LGBT struggle for inclusion and survival. (Hmmm, I wonder how they will present their “life-giving” message in public schools without mentioning faith in Jesus Christ.)

Hat tip to Daniel Gonzales. He asked me to collaborate with him on an infographic of PFOX Youth’s first meeting.

This post has 6 Comments

  1. Diana_CT on April 13, 2006 at 12:00 pm Reply

    You can see how well the GSA is doing just by attending the True Color Conference. I think they had something like a total of 2700 attendees for both days.

    Doesn’t their book title “Same-Sex Marriage: Putting Every Household at Risk” sound just like the Communist menace of the late fifties and earlier sixties? All you need is a little “Dragnet” music playing in the background.

  2. Bob Painter on April 13, 2006 at 2:06 pm Reply

    I wonder…If I become ex-gay before I become gay, does that make me always straight?

    And since I tried to be heterosexual in the past, did that does that now make me an ex-ex-gay/ex-straight?

    I never knew my lifestyle could be triple ex-…

  3. PBCliberal on April 13, 2006 at 3:07 pm Reply

    We should open a pub and microbrewery. As early as the ’80s, when the late Rev. Sylvia Pennington wrote Ex-Gays? There Are None! in Southern California, reparartion therapy/religious conversion survivors were referred to as Dos Equis.

  4. Regan on April 13, 2006 at 8:42 pm Reply

    What the HELL is Griggs talking about that confused youth are ‘told they MUST adopt the gay identity?!’

    When she talks like that, would you all blame me if I’m enraged?!

    1. No gay kid has learned their orientation from a friggin’ book!

    2. If it takes THIS much effort to make a gay person identify as straight, then who is telling who to pick one or we have ways of making you regret it?

    3. I still can’t get over this ‘chosen lifestyle’ bullshit! How can an identity, indigenous and universal to all mankind (and some animals) be called a ‘lifestyle’?

    4. That bitch is stuck on stupid….

  5. Christine on April 14, 2006 at 2:58 am Reply

    I just reread the whole press release. Makes me so absolutely freaking furious.

    And they’re going to have kids present health statistics? I bet it’ll just be Cameron’s BS.

    Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

  6. Anonymous on February 1, 2007 at 4:46 pm Reply

    This site is a load of absolute garbage! I an out lesbian whose life and mental health has been made better by coming out. There is nothing wrong with my love, and there is nothing wrong with me. all you gays on here know what your heart tells you. Listen to your own truth, do not let organized religion trick you.

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