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05/16/2011

NOM/Diaz rally: You couldn't shake a science book without hitting an 'ex-gay' advocate

by Jeremy Hooper

More from Yesterday's National Organization for Marriage/Ruben Diaz, Sr. rally in the Bronx: Think Progress' Igor Volsky had quite the insightful exchange with Rev. Kittim Silva, a member of Radio Vision Cristiana (the local radio station that helped sponsor the event). Oh, and also an advocate for "changing" gays and keeping kids in the foster system rather than in loving gay homes.

Here's a snip and link to full video/transcript:

VOLSKY: But if there is also a lot of children in the foster system, do you think it’s preferable for those children to go into gay households?

SILVA:
No, I don’t think so.

VOLSKY: So it’s better for them to stay in the system, you think?

SILVA:
Yes.
...
SILVA:
Some, I believe that they born with gay tendencies, or else they become to be gays because they are looking for identity in the same way they become alcoholic, to [inaudible], and other things. I believe that sometimes what they see and they want to repeat.

VOLSKY: And do you think they can go back straight?

SILVA:
Yes, many have been changed.
FULL: NY Anti-Gay Rally Sponsor Endorses Ex-Gay Movement, Kids Better In Foster System Than With Gays [Think Progress - Wonk Room]

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*EARLIER:

Photos from the rally

Presiding pastor says "Those who practice such things are worthy to death"

Preacher says 'breaking traditional marriage' will bring 'judgement and wrath of God'

Sen. Ruben Diaz' wife, Leslie Diaz, calls gays an 'abomination' and bases all opposition in her faith

NOM/Diaz rally speaker: Protect the family from Ricky Martin/the gates of hell

NOM's Brian Brown gives skewed, wholly religious speech

About that other group with a huge on-site presence, TFP

About that NOM/Diaz human chain

They were all just so -- happy

NOM-financed flyer supporting the event

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