Ex-Gay Advocate Urges Telling Truth About Molestation-Homosexuality Link

Excerpted from Ex-Gay Advocate Urges Telling Truth About Molestation-Homosexuality Link, by Ed Thomas, published Oct 26, 2006, by Agape Press:

The executive director of an organization that offers support to members and to the families of members of the “ex-gay” community — former homosexuals and those struggling with unwanted same-sex attraction — has a unique perspective on the Mark Foley scandal. While reproaches and recriminations abound in the media, she says someone needs to offer the disgraced former Congressman and others like him a message of hope and truth.

Regina Griggs of the group Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays, or PFOX, says it is not enough for the public discourse to ignore Foley’s homosexuality or to affirm its existence while condemning his immoral and possibly criminal actions — specifically his alleged sending of sexually suggestive e-mails to underage boys in the Congressional Page Program. But even getting to the bottom of a criminal investigation of the allegations against Foley, she suggests, would not adequately address his situation.

“So why are we not providing hope? Why are we not publishing the facts?” Griggs wants know. And why is no one really telling the clear though politically incorrect truth — about the link between his sexual initiation and his sexual orientation — to “people like Mr. Foley, who decided that he was gay based on something that took place during his teen years?” she asks.

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This article was posted on Wednesday, November 1st, 2006 at 11:26 pm and is filed under Born that Way?, Candidates & Elected Officials. You can follow any updates to this article through the RSS 2.0 feed.

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