Going solo today, Mike spoke about the Boston rally and protest of Exodus International‘s training. The infamous reparative or conversion therapy ministry, as they describe themselves, were at the conservative and fundamentalist Park Street Church abutting the Boston Common.
In the park, up to 50 LGBT protesters rallied. There’s a report on the rally and protest here. The MFI isn’t much on free speech for others and called the protest “desecration” of the cemetery, replete with voyeuristic video of eightÂ minutes of pretty boring and uneventful filing of part of the group.
- Conversion therapy doesn’t work, as acknowledged and proved by every study.
- Exodus’ own founders and its showcased ex-gays all returned to their gender preference for homosexuality.
- The major funding for them is not from anti-gay individuals or the homosexuals they counsel, rather from powerful anti-gay groups, like Focus on the Family.
- Exodus managers know the therapy doesn’t work and don’t care. Their business is convincing the public that homosexuality is a casual lifestyle choice, that gays can change at will, and that therefore there’s no need for anti-discrimination protections.
Because of the rally, this week’s podcast bumped a day. Expect us at the usual Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time next week and beyond. We’ll be dealing with the revenue mess and how to stabilize Massachusetts again; the last few minutes of the podcast gave hints of that. Plus, we’ll announce our plans to cover what promises to be one hell of a mayor’s race this summer.