John M. Becker

Epic 'Ex-Gay' Fail in D.C.

Filed By John M. Becker | August 01, 2013 3:30 PM | comments

Filed in: Fundie Watch
Tags: epic fail, ex-gay, ex-gay myth, ex-gay propaganda, pride month, Sandy Rios, Supreme Court

fewer-than-ten.jpgIt's a tough time to be an "ex-gay" activist. As a counterweight to June's LGBT Pride Month, the Family Research Council -- an SPLC-certified anti-gay hate group -- tried desperately to make "Ex-Gay Pride Month" happen in July. But they just couldn't get it off the ground: citing alleged "harassment" and "anti-ex-gay extremism," they called the whole thing off.

But if at first you don't succeed...

The "ex-gays" tried again, holding a lobby day on Capitol Hill this week and a flashy press conference in front of the Supreme Court on Wednesday. According to Right Wing Watch, American Family Radio host Sandy Rios boldly predicted that "thousands of ex-gays" would descend on D.C. for the press conference.

But when the big day came, fewer than ten people showed up.

Check out a video of the tragic event after the jump.

Just for fun, contrast Wednesday's lackluster turnout with this photo I snapped on a cold day last March, when hundreds of people jammed the plaza and sidewalk in front of the Supreme Court at the United for Marriage rally in support of marriage equality.

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This is what winning looks like, folks.

Photo and video of Wednesday's press conference via Right Wing Watch. Head over to their website for more pictures.

h/t: Alvin McEwen


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