Like their spectacularly unsuccessful press conference and rally on Capitol Hill a few weeks ago, where only a handful of “ex-gays” showed up, their first lobby day was equally a failure as only about 15 people showed up to lobby members of Congress on…well, something. It’s not exactly clear what.
Despite claims that “there are more ex-gay people in the world than there are gay people in the world” and that there are “thousands of ex-gays” ready to march on Washington and make their voices heard, ex-gay gatherings always seem to assemble just a small handful of people. And it’s always the exact same people.
*knock on door* “Excuse me, Congressman, do you have time to talk about Jesus and how he magically cured me of being gay? Oh, he’s in a meeting? Okay.”
“Gay activists have actually paved the way for us,” said Christopher Doyle, president of Voice of the Voiceless. “We need to scream and yell for equality and justice for all. We can no longer afford to be on the defensive.”
The difference is that gay people actually are discriminated against and treated unjustly. Details, details.