Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Simple Answers to Simple Questions

Evan Hurst, writing at Truth Wins Out, had this one exactly right. Here's his post:
Regina Griggs of PFOX was, completely by mistake, given a certificate of appreciation by DC Mayor Adrian Fenty. You could tell it was a mistake by looking at the certificate, as it mentioned “outstanding contributions” to the community. Now, having been embarrassed in public (again), she’s asking stupid, loaded questions (again) about the matter:
“Is the mayor saying that ex-gays who apply for ceremonial certificates or D.C. government jobs will be refused because of their sexual orientation?”
Uh, no.

If “ex-gays” are real (they’re not), then they’re “straight” and as such are protected under nondiscrimination ordinances. Also, this was rescinded from Regina Griggs, who, to my knowledge, does not claim to be “ex-gay” herself, but rather has chosen to parlay her emotional problems stemming from her own gay son into trying to kill off in everyone that which she thinks she caused in her child.


Simple answers to simple questions, this has been. Regina Griggs Crying “Discrimination” Again

PFOX is not an organization of ex-gays, even the name says "Parents and Friends of." It is quite possible to oppose PFOX's anti-gay posture and obnoxious fact-twisting without having any opinion at all about people whose sexual orientation changes during their lifetime. There may be one ex-gay person among PFOX's board of directors and officers, if that, most of them are simply straight people who oppose homosexuality and like to feel sorry for themselves.


Anonymous Robert said...

WTOP, WaPo and I think some other mainstream media outlets covered this story. A lot of my friends heard about it.

Is it true that all publicity is good publicity?

May 04, 2010 1:37 PM  

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