Richmond, Va., Sep 22, 2004 / 22:00 pm
In an effort to seek tolerance and protect their rights, the ex-gay community has put up a billboard on one of the country’s busiest highways.
The billboard on I-64, near the turnoff for I-95 in the Richmond area, features a photo of a young man who overcame homosexuality, and says: “Ex-Gays Prove that Change Is Possible. Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays Seeking Tolerance for All.”
Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays (PFOX) says homosexual activists, through their campaigns in favor of same-sex marriage, adoption rights and hate-crime laws, are attacking the freedoms of the ex-gay community. PFOX is a support group for families with loved ones dealing with homosexuality.
“Homosexual activists seek total acceptance and tolerance for their decisions but they openly discriminate against ex-gays’ decisions to leave homosexuality,” said Regina Griggs, executive director of PFOX, in a press release yesterday. “We’re hoping this ad will bring about public awareness, respect and tolerance.”