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NOM Touts Campaign Of Those "Who Have Left The Homosexual Lifestyle"

July 30, 2013 3:47 pm ET by Luke Brinker

The National Organization for Marriage's (NOM) Ruth Institute blog celebrated the "ex-homosexual movement," decrying efforts to ban psychologically damaging and expert-discredited "conversion therapy" for gays.

In a July 30 post, the Ruth Institute linked to an article featured on the right-wing website OneNewsNow.com, describing the efforts of "ex-gay" leader Doug McIntyre, who leads Acceptance Fellowship Ministries and Homosexuals Anonymous. According to the article, McIntyre plans to speak on July 31 in Washington, D.C., "in favor of people who have left the homosexual lifestyle" and "demand equal rights as ex-homosexuals":

A leader in the ex-homosexual movement says he is fed up with the homosexual-affirming attitude of Washington - all at the expense of former homosexuals.

Doug McIntyre heads Acceptance Fellowship Ministries and Homosexuals Anonymous, and he is heading to Washington, D.C. on July 31 to speak in favor of people who have left the homosexual lifestyle. The group plans to visit senators and representatives, and demand equal rights as ex-homosexuals.

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McIntyre tells OneNewsNow it will take a show of public support to let Washington know it's possible to successfully leave the homosexual lifestyle.

"If you feel like your rights are being infringed upon, come down and stand with us," he says.

NOM President Brian Brown insists that his organization's "battle is not with an orientation" - that it's gay and lesbian couples' desire for equal marriage rights, and not homosexuality per se, that concerns NOM. But NOM's persistent touting of truly disturbing ex-gay groups exposes the flagrant dishonesty of his statements. 

Previously:

NOM Continues Touting Disturbing "Ex-Gay" Group

Maggie Gallagher Lies - Again - About Her Support For "Ex-Gay" Therapy

NOM Embraces Group Being Sued For Cruel, Degrading Forms Of "Ex-Gay" Therapy