Steve Ralls

One Mighty (PFLAG) Party

Filed By Steve Ralls | June 10, 2008 12:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Fundie Watch, Living
Tags: Disney, ex-gay, First Presbyterian Church, Gay Days, Love Won Out, Orlando, PFLAG, Studio 3V

On Saturday morning, I had the great privilege of joining 30 PFLAG parents, and PFLAG executive director Jody Huckaby in Orlando for an early morning demonstration at the First Presbyterian Church. "Love Won Out" was staging its latest (and 50th) "ex-gay" conference at the church.

At 7am, we gathered as parents from across the region brought their children to "pray away the gay." And if you've ever doubted the power of a PFLAG'er, the smiles, tears and gestures of appreciation from the young people being brought into that church would erase any lingering wonders about the impact a loving parent - even if its not your own - can truly have.

As thousands of LGBT people from around the country celebrated Gay Days at Disney, it was here, on a sidewalk outside of a downtown church, that "One Mighty Party" really took place. Thanks to the expert videographers from Studio 3V, we have a wonderful video record of the power of these dedicated and compassionate parents who came to tell young LGBT people one mighty message: Regardless of who you are, or who you love, there is unconditional support for you... at PFLAG.

After the jump, video of Saturday morning's powerful demonstration in Florida.

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What an interesting initiative. Thanks for this post!