Ex Gays Hold Rally In DC and No One Showed Up
"We don't believe you, you need more people!" ‘Ex-gay’ and ‘ex-trans’ activists have held a march promoting gay conversion therapy – and it was attended by just 36 people.
Saturday’s Freedom March in Washington DC was a fundamentalist Christian event which promoted the idea that people can gain “freedom from homosexual/transgender lifestyles by the grace and power of Jesus Christ.”
The march was organised by Voice of the Voiceless, a group that claims that ‘ex-gay’ people are unfairly treated by society, and advocates for the use of gay conversion therapy for people who wish to ‘change’ their sexual orientation.
On its website, Voice of the Voiceless claims: “For too long former homosexuals, individuals who experience unwanted same-sex attraction (SSA), and their families have been marginalised and misrepresented.”
Mehl said the Freedom March was “an opportunity for those of us who have a new life with Jesus to come together in fellowship and praise Him for the love and grace available to everyone who seeks it [and] to testify publicly of the life-changing grace available to leave the LGBT identity for something greater.”
Posts to the event’s Facebook page advocate for the belief that “homosexuals can change” and promote stories of “former homosexuals” who claim to have been ‘cured.’
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Despite the large amount of posts on social media advertising the event, just three dozen people attended the rally.
Organisers of the Freedom March have said that they hope it will become an annual event.