Tag Archives: Truth Wins Out

Wayne Besen’s Truth Wins Out Closes Shop After 11 Years Of Shutting Down Ex-Gay Torture Organizations

Via press release: Dear Truth Wins Out Supporters: On our 11th anniversary, it is with a mixture of great sadness and overwhelming pride that I reluctantly announce that Truth Wins Out is closing down. All good things must come to an end – and it is time to say goodbye. Truth Wins Out is closing because we accomplished our major ...

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LGBT Groups Applaud Obama’s Support For Laws That Ban “Ex-Gay” Torture

GLSEN Studies conducted by major mental health organizations and personal testimony from lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth have shown that conversion therapy can create dangerous and even life-threatening effects, including depression, decreased self-esteem, substance abuse and suicidal behavior. We are thrilled that President Obama will call for an end to the use of conversion therapy on minors. It is ...

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Flipping The Script On Religious Liberty

Via press release from Truth Wins Out: “If LGBT people can be discriminated against based on faith, so can Christians,” said Truth Wins Out Executive Director Wayne Besen. “And there are millions of Americans who are not Christian and may abuse these laws to exclude people based on their Christian beliefs. This, of course, would be wrong, but in our ...

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PENNSYLVANIA: Atheist Protest Of Jesus Statue Charges Meets Counter-Protesters

Remember the teenager in Pennsylvania who faces two years in juvenile detention for posing on a statue of Jesus? This happened this weekend: A successful protest, where several dozen people rallied in favor of free speech, was marred on Saturday, when a belligerent group of counter protesters, including two from what appeared to be a motorcycle gang, crashed the demonstration ...

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Headline Of The Day

The Daily Beast today published a lengthy accounting of the The Gathering, a secretive meeting of anti-gay right wing activists that starts in Orlando today. An excerpt: The Gathering is an annual event at which many of the wealthiest conservative to hard-right evangelical philanthropists in America—representatives of the families DeVos, Coors, Prince, Green, Maclellan, Ahmanson, Friess, plus top leaders of ...

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Equality Groups React To Phelps Death

People For The American Way Fred Phelps made a name for himself by protesting the funerals of soldiers and hate crime victims. In particular, he spent decades causing immeasurable pain to LGBT people and their families. My thoughts are with all those people today. Very much in spite of himself, Fred Phelps was an important figure in the movement for ...

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LGBT Groups React To Arizona Veto

Human Rights Campaign With today’s veto, Governor Brewer spared her state from institutional discrimination and economic catastrophe. Make no mistake, there is no better way to doom jobs in a state than by signing license-to-discriminate bills,” said Human Rights Campaign (HRC) President Chad Griffin. “The bipartisan outpouring of opposition to this bill is all the proof you need that this ...

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“Ex-Gay” Michael Glatze Marries

Wayne Besen writes at Truth Wins Out: One can’t be an official “ex-gay” rock star until wedding bells ring. Apparently, this happened for publicity hound Michael Glatze, who married his prop, er bride, Rebekah, on October 26. Here are the wedding photographs of Glatze in fundie drag. The victim is attractive and seems rather sweet. I hope she knows what ...

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Shortest Boycott Ever: Salvation Army Yanks “Ex-Gay” Groups From Website

Mere hours after Truth Wins Out called for boycotting the Salvation Army, the organization has removed the “ex-gay” groups listed on its website. From their letter to Truth Wins Out: We sincerely appreciate you bringing this matter to our attention. As you know, The Salvation Army strives to live out our mission of meeting human need without discrimination. Our doors ...

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Truth Wins Out: Boycott Salvation Army

Via press release: Truth Wins Out called on people today to withhold holiday donations from The Salvation Army until the organization removes all anti-LGBT materials from its website, starting with two “ex-gay” ministries that are listed as sexual addiction resources. “Don’t drop change in The Salvation Army’s bucket until it changes its website into a platform that doesn’t refer clients ...

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About Those Totally Not-Gay Magnets

Truth Wins Out head Wayne Besen notes that the “magnets prove gay marriage is unnatural” crapola out of Nigeria actually started with the American “ex-gay” nutjob Richard “Tennis Racket” Cohen. How do you know when your university has become an international punchline? When its star “scholar” is plagiarizing work from International Healing Foundation crackpot Richard Cohen. University of Lagos should ...

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LAUNCHED: The NALT Project

Via press release: On Wednesday, Sept. 4, Christians everywhere will begin to rise up and proclaim their unconditional love and support for their gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender friends, neighbors, co-workers, and family members. This new movement, inspired by Dan Savage’s “It Gets Better” project, encourages LGBT-affirming Christians to upload videos that unapologetically express their full acceptance of LGBT people. ...

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MASSACHUSETTS: Exorcist Testifies Against Bill To Ban “Ex-Gay” Therapy

Earlier this week a woman who claims to be able to exorcise the demons out of gay people testified against a Massachusetts bill to ban “ex-gay” therapy for minors. Wayne Besen writes for Truth Wins Out: Known exorcist, Joanne Highley of Life Ministries in New York City, testified as a key witness on Tuesday in front of the Massachusetts legislature’s ...

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Quote Of The Day – Wayne Besen

“There was never going to be an actual ‘Ex-gay Pride Month’ because ex-gays are as rare as the Dodo bird. They simply could not find real ‘ex-gays’ to participate and had to cancel to save face. This was nothing but a desperate publicity stunt intended to revive a failing industry that has repeatedly embarrassed anti-gay organizations.  We challenge [Christopher] Doyle ...

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BREAKING: “Ex-Gay” Group Exodus International Announces It Will Shut Down

Following a lengthy apology from its head Alan Chambers, tonight the world’s largest “ex-gay” organization, Exodus International, announced that it will shut down. Founded in 1976, at its peak Exodus had over 100 chapters in the United States and over 150 affiliates worldwide. From the group’s website: “Exodus is an institution in the conservative Christian world, but we’ve ceased to ...

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Petition Of The Day

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Ex-Gay Poster Boy John Paulk Apologizes: I No Longer Support Ex-Gay Movement

John Paulk, the man many “credit” with launching the “ex-gay” movement in the United States, has apologized for his past and denounced the “ex-gay” industry.  From an interview with Portland’s PQ Monthly: “Until recently, I have struggled all my life in feeling unloved and unaccepted,” Paulk said. “I have been on a journey during the last few years in trying ...

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Wayne Besen Slams Porno Pete

“It appears that even this stalwart homo-hater, who slithers around gay porn palaces and scurries about licentious leather bars looking for smut to post on his prurient website, knows the end is near. It is clear that there is a shrinking market for professional gay bashers and one can only hope he polishes off his cracker-thin resume and finds a ...

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Former Exodus Head To Divorce Wife

Back in April I reported that former Exodus International chairman John Paulk had made some interesting changes to his Facebook profile. Yesterday Truth Wins Out took the story further: “Ex-gay” poster couple John and Anne Paulk may be Splitsville. Sources tell Truth Wins Out today that John has moved out of the couple’s Portland, Oregon home. Other sources in Portland ...

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Wayne Besen Interviews Former “Ex-Gay” Researcher Dr. Robert Spitzer

Truth Wins Out founder Wayne Besen sends us his interview with Dr. Robert Spitzer, who earlier this month renounced his own study claiming that people can change their sexual attractions. Spitzer’s now worthless study continues to be cited by hate groups and the enemies of civil equality.

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