Ex-Gays Group Fights Back on Gay Day of Silence

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(Melinda)

Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays, or PFOX, is urging students, parents and educators to distribute ex-gay flyers on April 20 at schools with Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) or other gay-themed student clubs.

April 20 is the annual “day of silence” when student and teacher members of homosexual clubs in schools across the country remain silent for the entire school day in order to bring attention to intolerance against homosexuals.

“Since members of these gay-affirming clubs agree to remain silent for the day, April 20 is the time to distribute ex-gay information without interference or harassment from any gay-activist faculty or GSA clubs,” says PFOX president Greg Quinlan.

“PFOX is calling on students to distribute flyers promoting acceptance of ex-gays,” Quinlan continues. “Former homosexuals and their supporters are ridiculed and forced to live in silence. Our nation’s schools deny students with unwanted same-sex attractions any support or fact-based information that feelings can and do change.”

PFOX has distributed informative flyers in some of the largest school districts in the country. The one-page flyer gives students information on sexual orientation and urges tolerance. Yet, Quinlan says, many GSA clubs have opposed the flyers even though they demand equality for gays.

“Equality exists when both gay and ex-gay organizations have equal access to students on the issue of sexual orientation,” Quinlan says. “Gay groups should not be the only ones to have access to students on the issue of sexual orientation.”

Since many students are now encouraged to identify as “gay” at an early age, the flyer explains that children do not have to prematurely label their entire future lives as “gay.” The flyer also discourages bullying, name-calling, discrimination and intolerance.

“We encourage everyone to print these flyers and distribute them at their schools on April 20 and whenever a gay event is featured in order to promote diversity and safety,” said Quinlan. “Our children deserve no less.”

Click here to download a free flyer.

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