Fewer Than Ten People Show Up For Ex-...

Fewer Than Ten People Show Up For Ex-Gay Pride Event That Expected to Draw 'Thousands'

There are 23 comments on the www.rightwingwatch.org story from Aug 1, 2013, titled Fewer Than Ten People Show Up For Ex-Gay Pride Event That Expected to Draw 'Thousands'. In it, www.rightwingwatch.org reports that:

Yesterday, American Family Radio's Sandy Rios spoke to Ex-Gay Pride Month organizer Christopher Doyle about today's ex-gay lobby day on Capitol Hill .

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“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#1 Aug 1, 2013
You know: It's just not FAIR that gays get all those pride parades around the country. But all ex-gays get are half-a-dozen family members praying that they'll actually become ex-gay. Oh, and one or two "ex-gays" hoping to make a livelihood by selling services to those same family members.
qwerty26

Rehoboth Beach, DE

#2 Aug 1, 2013
nhjeff wrote:
You know: It's just not FAIR that gays get all those pride parades around the country. But all ex-gays get are half-a-dozen family members praying that they'll actually become ex-gay. Oh, and one or two "ex-gays" hoping to make a livelihood by selling services to those same family members.
But look on what I would think would be the bright side for them: If they are ex-gay, wouldn't they be "straight"? That opens up a whole world of opportunity, events, parades, you name it. They don't need ex-gay pride events (as evidenced by the turnout).

“Equality marches on! ”

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#3 Aug 1, 2013
Well, they had very LARGE signs, so that should count for something.
Orygone

Portland, OR

#4 Aug 1, 2013
This makes me laugh so hard! It's like an SNL skit. They need to rethink the criteria for inclusion in this "movement"- checking out another guys weiner when in 8th grade gym class does not an ex-gay make.
Orygone

Portland, OR

#5 Aug 1, 2013
This really makes my day. They could have downsized the banquet to a corner booth at Denny's.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#6 Aug 1, 2013
Orygone wrote:
This really makes my day. They could have downsized the banquet to a corner booth at Denny's.
Afraid, my eye, they all had some serious shopping or a brunch to attend instead.

This shows how absolutely trivialized they have become. They all could have ridden over there in a good sized mini van. Where was Michele Bachmann and her "husband", I thought for sure she would have made an appearance.

It's like the old quote from the 70's, "Suppose they threw a war and no one came?" NO one cares or takes them seriously at all.

TomInElPaso

“Impeach the reality show actor”

Since: Dec 08

Mexico, Mexico

#7 Aug 1, 2013
The whole thing is laughable

Since: Dec 08

Toronto, ON, Canada

#8 Aug 1, 2013
Well, now is an ex-gay ex-parade. Hopefully for good.

As Monte Python said: "This is an ex-parrot."

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#9 Aug 1, 2013
TomInElPaso wrote:
The whole thing is laughable
I would love to have seen Sandy Rios' face when she saw the pitiful turnout! I'm sure she thought she was going down in history as the Martin Luther King of Chrizztian activists.

"I have a dream, where every little gay and lesbian will get rid of their fine taste and great outfits and only shop at K-Mart and wear Bill Cosby sweaters and bake cookies for dad and the kids. I have a dream, where Michele Bachmann and Marcus will be role models for all ex gays, where ex-gays will enter into loveless marriages, secretly pining for the yoga instructor or the guy who clerks at Home Depot. I have a dream that we can do shock therapy and endless expensive treatments that do absolutely no good to anyone!"

Now she will be like the host who planned a huge party and no one showed up, truly humiliating. What is she going to do with all those party favors and hors d'ouevres now?

Since: Sep 10

Earth

#10 Aug 1, 2013
This "straight parade" is a case of life imitating art...or at least, imitating TV. Remember this sketch from the brilliant comedy show, "Bizarre"?

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#11 Aug 1, 2013
P_Smith wrote:
This "straight parade" is a case of life imitating art...or at least, imitating TV. Remember this sketch from the brilliant comedy show, "Bizarre"?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =C3p9D7nPoSsXX
Very clever.

HOWEVER, that was the Pasadena City Hall, NOT San Francisco's. I know, I know. That's the problem growing up in LA, you see your town used as many other places in movies and TeeVee shows.
Creative1

South San Francisco, CA

#12 Aug 1, 2013
I support EX-GAYS.

Both of them.

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#13 Aug 1, 2013
P_Smith wrote:
This "straight parade" is a case of life imitating art...or at least, imitating TV. Remember this sketch from the brilliant comedy show, "Bizarre"?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =C3p9D7nPoSsXX
We need to book mark that video. How many times do we hear from some idiot that straights aren't allowed to have pride parades? How many times have we had to tell them to go organize on. Heck, if it's fabulous enough, I'll show up to support my straight friends.

“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

this one

#14 Aug 1, 2013
Who won the pool? I had my guess in at 8 when they announced their little publicity stunt.

“Marriage Equality”

Since: Dec 07

Lakeland, MI

#15 Aug 1, 2013
OMG... That must have been SO humiliating for them to stand there all by themselves with their signs being filmed for the news..... LOL!!!

But I have to give them *some* credit. Unlike Teabagger events, they DID spell all the words right on their signs....

But still, LOL!!!

“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

this one

#16 Aug 1, 2013
eJohn wrote:
OMG... That must have been SO humiliating for them to stand there all by themselves with their signs being filmed for the news..... LOL!!!
But I have to give them *some* credit. Unlike Teabagger events, they DID spell all the words right on their signs....
But still, LOL!!!
Even those in the "media" who you would imagine favorable to the ex-gay cause are pretending this didn't happen. I stumbled across this story, only because of a badly written Daily Kos blog post about it that showed up on the news wire. Other that that and this original story that they used, absolute silence. As far as I've seen, this is the only actual attention this story has gotten.

“RAINBOW POWER!”

Since: Oct 08

I Am What I Am.

#17 Aug 1, 2013
Wow. I bet the organizers of that rally were embarrassed.

“Educating the uneducated”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#18 Aug 1, 2013
Wolfgang E B wrote:
Wow. I bet the organizers of that rally were embarrassed.
Of course they weren't.
You think they'd be embarrassed when they've already embarrassed themselves with their 99% failure rate of conversion?

“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

this one

#19 Aug 1, 2013
Wolfgang E B wrote:
Wow. I bet the organizers of that rally were embarrassed.
These are associates and disciples of the one and thank God only Richard Cohen, if you're familiar with his work, you'd know you lost that bet. If you're not embarrassed by being an acolyte of his, nothing will. If you're not familiar with his work, look him up on YouTube, he's quite the piece of work.

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#20 Aug 1, 2013
Orygone wrote:
This really makes my day. They could have downsized the banquet to a corner booth at Denny's.
You mean Chik Fil A!

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