Two Christian groups which believe gay
men and lesbians can and should alter their sexuality are launching an
advertising campaign in Britain.
According to the Guardian,
the group Core Issues Trust will promote its message on London buses.
The campaign is also supported by Anglican Mainstream, whose
supporters have previously equated being gay with alcoholism.
“Not gay! Post-gay, ex-gay and proud.
Get over it!” the bus campaign will say.
The campaign is set to roll out on
Monday and will appear on five popular bus routes in the capital.
Mike Davies, who heads Core Issues
Trust, has previously stated that “homoerotic behavior is sinful.”
The Christian groups have previously
accused gay rights supporters of promoting the “false idea that
there is indisputable scientific evidence that people are born gay.”
Ben Summerskill, who heads Stonewall,
Britain's largest gay rights advocate, labeled the ads “homophobic.”
“The only reason some gay people
might want to stop being gay is because of the prejudice of the
people who are publishing the ad,” he told the paper.
The campaign arrives as a highly-touted
2001 study which claimed that “highly motivated” gay people could
alter their sexuality has been repudiated
by its author, Dr. Robert Spitzer.
Spitzer told the American Prospect
that such therapy “can be quite harmful.”
Summerskill added: “The promotion of
this voodoo therapy is hugely irresponsible given the damage that it
appears to do to some people.”