Tag Archives: Wayne Besen

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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Former “Ex-Gay” Poster Boy John Paulk Competes On Cooking Reality Show

Last night former “ex-gay” poster boy John Paulk competed on the cooking reality show Cutthroat Kitchen. The show was promoted by Go Local PDX on Friday: “The fast-paced energy I experienced while taping the episode last summer was exhilarating,” said Paulk. “I’ve never had more fun in my life competing with other talented chefs.” This in not Paulk’s first appearance ...

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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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“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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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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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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Wayne Besen Vs Peter Sprigg

Today Truth Wins Out head Wayne Besen appeared on CNN to counter Family Research Council spokesdouche Peter Sprigg, who is ever so pissed about the Louie Giglio flap. Note that Sprigg doesn’t attempt to deny his calls for the imprisonment and deportation of gay Americans. UPDATE: Think Progress reporter Zack Ford reacts. Jeremy Hooper is right to celebrate this as ...

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Wayne Besen Vs Michael Brown

Today David Pakman hosted Truth Wins Out founder Wayne Besen and anti-gay activist Michael Brown, who is part of a massive push by hate groups to force networks into banning Besen from their shows. Besen: “I’ll tell you what, pal. Why don’t you sue me? Because you are a liar and I’m calling you a liar. And if you think ...

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Hate Group Hypocrisy Of The Day

Remember back in the spring when GLAAD launched a campaign to inform the media about the incendiary rhetoric of the hate groups leaders regularly invited to appear on cable news? Remember how those targeted hate groups leaders screamed blue bloody murder in dozens of blog posts and press releases? “Freedom of speech! Religious liberty! Censorship! You hate Jeeeeeeeebussss!” Well. Guess ...

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Clinton Visits Uganda To Discuss U.S. Funding Of HIV/AIDS Program

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in Uganda today to discuss U.S. funding to address that nation’s burgeoning HIV/AIDS pandemic. Via White House press release: Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, joined by Uganda’s Minister of Health Dr. Christine Ondoa, on August 3, 2012, in Kampala, Uganda, highlighted the additional $25 million the U.S. government recently committed to help Uganda ...

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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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Richard Socarides And Wayne Besen Discuss Marriage Equality And SCOTUS

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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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Federal Court Dismisses Libel Suit Against PFOX “Ex-Gay” Activist Greg Quinlan

After wacko “ex-gay” weirdo Greg Quinlan told a live television audience that Truth Wins Out founder Wayne Besen had threatened to “inject him with AIDS,” Besen sued him for libel when Quinlan refused to retract his statement. That suit was thrown out this week by a federal judge. Although Besen argued the contrary, Hudson found that Besen qualifies as a ...

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