"The Ex-Gays are Coming! The Ex-Gays are Coming!"
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The explanation is per Bent, Alaska:
On Saturday morning, PFLAG families, supporters and allies will come together in Anchorage, Alaska as Love Won Out brings its so-called "ex-gay" conference to our 49th state.
"Families never win at Love Won Out," said Jane Schlittler, president of PFLAG's Anchorage, Alaska chapter. "The conference's organizers maliciously target often well-meaning parents who are dealing with a difficult issue in their lives, and in the process put their kids' well-being at risk. Make no mistake: There is far more 'preying' than 'praying' taking place at these meetings, and far more harming than healing in the doctrine of Love Won Out."
Programs such as Love Won Out, which is a project of the far-right American Family Association, use out-moded medical theories and radical religious beliefs to justify trying to alter gay and lesbian people's natural sexual orientation.
"Programs like Love Won Out are dangerous for kids and divisive for families," said PFLAG National executive director Jody M. Huckaby. "Every bit of evidence available suggests that children who grow up in homes that accept them – and not try to change them – are far happier and healthier than those subjected to these anti-family tactics. It is nothing short of extremist to imply that families should do anything other than love their children as they are, and nothing short of outrageous to infer that LGBT kids aren't fine just the way they are."
In response, the LGBT Community and PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) will be hosting some excellent events starting on Thursday September 11th. Go to the blog for more information and to RSVP.
To be part of the Saturday event outside of the Abbott Loops Community Church, email Anchorage PFLAG President Jane Schlittler. (I'll be there with my friendliest smile!)
Big Eddie is coming to Anchorage this Saturday because "It's our turn!"
Per KUDO/Tati Broadcasting Press Release:
NEWSTALK 1080am KUDO, Alaska's Progressive Voice is pleased to announce:
America's premiere progressive talk show host, Ed Schultz, is coming to Alaska to host a town hall meeting!
Now that she has been chosen by Republican Presidential Candidate John McCain to be his running mate, Big Eddie wants to learn everything he can about Governor Sarah Palin. He also wants to learn about Alaska... from its history, to its people, to its issues.
The town hall meeting will take place on Saturday, September 13, 2008, from 7 to 10pm at The Wendy Williamson Auditorium at the University of Alaska Anchorage.
The event will be recorded and played back Monday, September 15th on all of Schultz’s national affiliates coast to coast.
If you would like tickets, the only way to get them as of right now is to go to the Ed Schultz website and order them.
I highly recommend going...we'll be there (husband and I) and it's going to be a blast!
I mentioned these ladies yesterday on the blog...while I agree with CC from KUDO 1080 that I'd rather see them names "Alaska Women for Biden," I support the idea to show that Sarah Palin is NOT a "woman-friendly" candidate. All I know about this event is on the flyer pictured above.
So, we have NO EXCUSES this weekend as there are so many "blue friendly" events taking place. Pick one or go to all of them!