Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays (PFOX)
News Alert -- For Immediate Release
In response to the approval by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) of A&E’s suspension of Phil Robertson from his Duck Dynasty show due to Robertson's pro-heterosexual statements, Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays ( PFOX) released the following:
“Now that GLAAD has successfully pushed cable network A&E to suspend Phil Roberston from his popular reality TV show, GLAAD is demanding that Mr. Robertson ‘sit down with gay families in Louisiana and learn about their lives and the values they share.’ PFOX asks that GLAAD do the same and sit down with members of the ex-gay community.
For too long, gay groups like GLAAD have used their political power and Hollywood influence to censor positive portrayals of former homosexuals. This irrational phobia of those who have overcome unwanted same-sex attractions perpetuates misunderstanding and harm against the ex-gay community. It also demonstrates a disregard for diversity and a refusal to respect a basic human right to dignity and self-determination.
Every person seeking positive life change toward healthy sexuality needs the love and support of friends, family, the community, and places of worship. Thousands of real people have changed their lives and have real stories to tell. Everyone who cares about fairness and equality deserves to hear our ex-gay stories of hope. PFOX advocates for every person’s right to know the truth that life change is possible for those who seek change.”
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.