'Concerned Women' apparently not concerned enough to identify selves
So an anonymous person just left this comment on one of our posts from yesterday, wherein we had posted portions of a pro-"ex-gay" video:
And when the comment was made to the site, we got this email (as we do with all comments), which provided us with the anonymous person's IP address:
So then, when curiosity led us to a Google search of that IP address, these were the surprising findings:
Geez, Concerned Women For America -- we don't bite! Next time introduce yourselves!!!
Oh, and as for your thought that we have "unwittingly helped to led (sic) untold numbers of people trapped in the homosexual lifestyle to freedom." Give us a little more credit then that! We don't do anything unwittingly. We QUITE WITTINGLY highlighted one of the most duplicitous videos ever created, as a means of showing folks how twisted these "ex-gay" programs truly are! After all, why would anyone trust the "ex-gay" testimony of a man who's "change" seems to have still allowed for man-man sex, or the words of a man who actually encourages sexuality metamorphosis via beating a pillow?!
**For a breakdown of the players involved in the video in question, head over to Ex-Gay Watch.
That was awesome.
Posted by: jaj | Jan 19, 2007 8:05:19 PM
I can deal with the ex-gay movement advocating crackpot treatments that are more likely to do harm than good. It happens all time and has for time immemorial.
But it bothers me that they conflate homosexuality with sexual promiscuity and substance abuse. What these 'testimonials' are running from are the latter two. For people who are comfortable with themselves, self-destructive behavior doesn't enter into being gay.
And legislation that grants us the right to live normal, banal lives makes it increasingly unlikely that people will grow up uncomfortable with themselves.
Posted by: Dave | Jan 19, 2007 11:17:38 PM
I love your detective work! Just come across your blog and am definitely going to return. I am new to this blogging world and am trying to get my own site going. It's an attempt to look at some of the stories from gay and lesbian South Africans! We may have just been given the green light to marry, but we've got many, many figures you would make the Concerned Women network look positively warm and fuzzy!
Posted by: Her Story SA | Jan 20, 2007 6:39:42 AMcomments powered by Disqus