NewsTue Aug 28, 2007 - 12:15 pm EST
Gay Activists Assault Ex-Gay, Trash Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays Booth at Fair
By Peter J. Smith
ARLINGTON, Virginia, August 28, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Angry homosexual activists harassed and assaulted ex-homosexuals at the Arlington County Fair last week, according to an ex-gay educational and support group.
Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays (PFOX) reports its volunteers were distributing education materials on same-sex attraction and awareness of ex-homosexuals at their fair booth. Homosexual activists approached them and created a disturbance, spewing obscenities and dashing materials from the exhibit table.
The group demanded that PFOX leave the fairgrounds, recognize "same-sex spouses" and rejected arguments that homosexuals could change their sexual orientation, although they admitted they knew heterosexuals who had done the same.
The confrontation escalated after one activist struck a PFOX ex-gay volunteer after becoming infuriated over the man’s testimony about leaving the homosexual lifestyle. A police officer then ejected the activist from the fairgrounds, although the ex-homosexual volunteer declined to press charges citing the example of Jesus Christ.
The incident, while not uncommon in PFOX experience, continues to highlight homosexual activists’ rejection of tolerance and equal access ideas opposing and competing with the homosexual agenda.
PFOX said that several homosexuals had identified themselves as teachers and would make sure that PFOX ex-homosexual materials would not reach teenagers in schools as pro-homosexual materials do.