Media Contact: Regina Griggs, executive director
Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays (PFOX)
For Immediate Release
Bishop Harry Jackson to Keynote First Ex-Gay Awareness Dinner on
Christian Leader to Speak about Defending Religious Liberty and the Ex-Gay Community
Washington, D.C. -- Voice of the Voiceless (VoV) is excited to announce that Bishop Harry R. Jackson, Jr. will deliver the keynote address as a part of the First Ex-Gay Awareness Dinner and Reception in Washington, D.C. on September 30, 2013. The event is being hosted by Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays (PFOX), a national non-profit organization that advocates for love, support, and positive life change for the ex-gay community, their families, and individuals with unwanted same-sex attractions.
Bishop Jackson is the Senior Pastor of Hope Christian Church, a 3,000-member congregation in the nation's Capital. Having earned an MBA from Harvard University, he approaches ministry from a unique perspective and has been recognized as a leader of leaders, ministering to audiences both nationally and internationally. He recently formed the International Communion of Evangelical Churches, a network of networks that oversees 1200+ churches around the world.
"It is my great honor and privilege to address this historic celebration, and I know that I and many others will be encouraged to hear the amazing testimonies of the men and women who have left homosexuality when they share their stories on September 30," commented Jackson, who is also the founder and president of High Impact Leadership Coalition, which exists to protect the moral compass of America and be an agent of healing to our nation by educating and empowering churches, community, and political leaders. "At a time when our nation's moral fabric is decaying, this night promises to be an inspiration to us all!"
Bishop Jackson's address will focus on defending religious freedom and how the church can stand up for the ex-gay community, whose rights are being trampled upon and existence marginalized. A prime example is Grammy Award winning gospel singer Donnie McClurklin, who just last month was uninvited from headlining a 50th Anniversary Celebration of the March on Washington because of his views on homosexuality and the fact that he is ex-gay.
"Bishop Jackson has been a beacon of hope, a leader in the faith community, and an example for all of us to follow. We are truly blessed to have such a powerful man of God address the First Annual Ex-Gay Dinner and Reception on September 30,” commented Christopher Doyle, Co-Founder and President of Voice of the Voiceless." At a time when others in the faith community have faltered on the issue of homosexuality, Bishop Jackson has remained steadfast with a message of truth and love."
“Respecting the lives of ex-gays, and including them in the conversation, is part of building a tolerant society,” said Regina Griggs, Executive Director of PFOX. “Every person seeking positive life change needs the love and support of friends, family, the community, and the church. We thank Bishop Jackson for his leadership.”
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Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays (PFOX) is the nation’s leading advocacy organization for love, support, and positive life change for the ex-gay community, their families, and individuals with unwanted same-sex attractions.