Let the redeemed of the Lord say so! In honor of national ex-gay pride month, PFOX is accepting your submissions on what the ex-gay community means to you. Submissions can be in the form of poetry, short stories, personal testimonies, a paragraph about your thoughts, a sentence congratulating former homosexuals, etc. You can decide whether to take a stand and use your real name, or use a pen name if concerned about retaliation or homofascism. We will post the best submissions on the PFOX blog. Send your submissions to PFOX@PFOX.org
WHAT is Ex-Gay Pride? A time to recognize the unique experiences of ex-gays and former homosexuals and celebrate their existence in American culture.
WHY Ex-Gay Pride? Because former homosexuals are the last invisible minority in American culture and are increasingly subject to hostility from anti-ex-gay activists and the media at large, who are influenced heavily by the gay-activist lobby that discriminates and marginalizes former homosexuals.
Coming out of the closet as ex-gay or an ex-gay supporter will affect others because everyone has a family. But the alternative is worse – to stay in the closet and hide your light under a basket; to refuse to be the salt of this earth to others who are struggling in secret and think they're the only ones who have this problem; to leave our comfort zone and take up the cross (coming out can be a sacrifice, no doubt about it); to have the courage to speak the truth even though we tremble. No one said it was going to be easy, but the alternative is worse because silence is death. How many gay men would still be alive today if someone had told them that there was a way out of homosexuality? AIDS and suicide took them away from us. It is up to each and every one of us to educate ourselves, our families, our politicians, our community, and our churches on the ex-gay issue. The more we talk about it the less shocked they and society will become, and healing will finally take place.
Watch the Ex-Gay Pride Video on the National Mall and see the amazing testimony of former Satanic Drag Queen Trace McNutt. Click here at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EBQzKlZKio
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