After threats, organization changes plans for ex-'gay' event in DC

Wednesday, July 17, 2013
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

A planned celebration for people who have left the homosexual lifestyle is on hold due to security concerns.

Christopher Doyle, co-founder of Voice of the Voiceless, was planning a day in Washington, DC, to lobby members of Congress and end with a dinner at the Family Research Council headquarters.

Doyle says the publicized event received some “very, very good press,” but the organization also received “a lot of harassment” via phone calls and emails. He calls angry anti-Voice of the Voiceless postings on the Internet “very disconcerting.”

Doyle

In light of the FRC incident in August 2012, in which Floyd Corkin wounded a building operations manager, and the violence directed at street preachers at a recent Washington state homosexual pride event, Voice of the Voiceless decided to move their event to an undisclosed location in September.

“We wanted to keep the event positive,” says Doyle, “and we didn't want to open up more opportunity for some people who – what we really believe is anti-ex-gay extremists – to come and disrupt the event.”

In the past, such people have surrounded the group during its event and shouted obscenities through bullhorns, which Voice predicted would happen again.  

The date and location will be announced on the Voice of the Voiceless website.

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