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In an American Family Assocation Action Alert sent by Donald Wildmon of Tupelo, Mississippi, earlier this week PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) was labeled a homosexual group. I found this particularly interesting as probably only a small percentage of people belonging to PFLAG are homosexual. Donald Wildmon doesn't just condemn gay people but also those who love or support them. Just as in the Civil Rights era, it was not just blacks who were targeted for retribution, but also those who supported them. The colors may have changed somewhat, but the game remains the same. Go Mississippi!
Of course they have their own ripped off version of PFLAG called PFOX (Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays). Wildmon tortures the logic,
By issuing national press releases against PFOX, by organizing protests at ex-gay conferences, by publishing anti-ex-gay literature, and by opposing ex-gays equal access to public venues, Pepsi-supported Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) contributes to the intolerance of the ex-gay community, stereotypes former homosexuals, and continually misrepresents PFOX's mission.Anti-ex-gay literature?
Lest you think the ex-gay movement harmless consider the work that Exodus is doing in Uganda. Joe.My.God. reports that
American members of the "ex-gay" group Exodus are touring Uganda to support the government's crackdown on LGBT citizens. Exodus members have endorsed the proposed life sentence for gay sex in Uganda.Check the Box Turtle Bulletin below for the full story.
In a region where genocide has occurred based on perceived differences among the population, this fomenting of intolerence is inexcusable and borders on criminal.