It was a hectic but successful three days for the Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays (
Members of GOProud, a gay Republican organization, steadily sent their members to our
The representatives of GOProud, which also hosted an exhibit booth at CPAC, informed us that they oppose gay marriage because marriage is special and should only be between a man and a woman. GOProud representatives also said they believe in ex-gay rights and equal access for former homosexuals. We gave them our Tolerance for the Ex-Gay Community brochure.
We also encountered more homosexual-identified attendees than we ever have at previous CPAC conferences. Some were nice, some were nasty, but we welcomed them all with our information and smiles. We had good, informative discussions.
We also met many tea party activists at CPAC who were interested in what we had to say. Incidentally, our
CBS News interviewed
A belated thank you to author Ann Coulter for signing one of her books to
In this year’s address to CPAC, among other things, Coulter credited herself with encouraging GoProud to drop its gay marriage plank, remarked that there is something to being gay apart from sodomy, and discussed chaste gays.
And as always, thanks also to Lisa De Pasquale of CPAC for her assistance with arranging our exhibit booth. Lisa is a hard worker.
Many, many thanks to our donors for making the exhibit booth possible and spreading the good news of hope and change. We spoke to an ex-gay Catholic man (married with four kids) and inspired him to become a mentor to other younger men in his Courage group, who really need the help and support of older, experienced former homosexuals like himself. He was very encouraged. He was just one of the many people who came to our booth.