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.
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.”
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.