Fewer than ten people attended a press conference held Wednesday on the steps of the Supreme Court seeking federal protection for former gays, or “ex-gays.”

During appearances on American Family Radio's Sandy Rios in the Morning and the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN), Christopher Doyle, president of Voice of the Voiceless, asserted that “tens of thousands” of “ex-gays” exist.

“There's no gay gene, there's no gay brain, there's no gay hormones and so when we know [that] people aren't born gay, then essentially change is possible. And ex-gays like myself and thousands of them out across the country are living proof of that. And today, I'm living my dream, and it's my privilege to help men and women come out of homosexuality through the International Healing Foundation, of which I'm a psychotherapist and director of,” Doyle said on CBN News.

Rios predicted on Tuesday that “thousands of ex-gays are descending” on Washington to attend the press conference.

Among those attending the event besides Doyle were a handful of “ex-gay” activists, including Greg Quinlan of Parents and Friends of Gays and Ex-Gays (PFOX), Richard Cohen of the International Healing Foundation and Douglas McIntyre of Homosexuals Anonymous.

“I have been attacked, verbally,” Quinlan said during the press conference. “I've been physically assaulted by homosexual activists. And I'm the one that's told I'm not tolerant.”

In a recent Sons of Liberty Radio appearance, Quinlan stated that gay rights advocates seek to “destroy” the church and the U.S. Constitution and rise to power to recreate Nazi Germany.