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Group Holds Music Video Contest for ’Ex-Gay Pride Day’

by Jason St. Amand
National News Editor
Wednesday Jul 10, 2013
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Get out your video cameras! The newly formed "ex-gay" advocacy group, Voices of the Voiceless (VoV), is holding a music video contest where the winner will have the opportunity to debut "their music video live at the ’First Ex-Gay Pride Celebration,’ scheduled to take place in Washington, DC later this month.

The video contest and "Ex-Gay Pride" event is the brainchild of Christopher Doyle and Moon Richard Cohen who founded VoV, an offshoot advocacy group of "ex-gay" ministry the International Healing Foundation. Last month, the group announced the first annual "Ex-Gay Pride Month," urging all "ex-gays," parents of "ex-gays," and allies to rally in Washington, D.C. on the first annual "Ex-Gay Pride Day" set for July 31.

"This will be a historic day for ex-gays across the country as we unite on Capitol Hill to lobby Congress to recognize former homosexuals," Doyle said in a statement on VoV’s website. "Now that former homosexuals are a protected class against discrimination in Washington, D.C., this opens up the door for our unique stories to be heard and achievements recognized as we celebrate the First Annual Ex-Gay Pride Month!"

"Create your own music video! Amateurs or professionals can enter," a flyer by VoV reads. "Video should be 3-5 min. in length. Winner selected based on original song content, appeal and professionalism. Winner debuts their music video LIVE at the First Ex-Gay Pride Month Celebration in Washington, DC. Deadline to submit video July 30. Entry Fee: $30."

Yup, you read it right: You have to pay $30 to enter the contest. A cash prize for the winner is not offered.

Comments

  • Anonymous, 2013-07-10 11:32:12

    Looks like they are just trying to make money and stir up some hate


  • DerekJA, 2013-07-10 14:24:15

    WHAT A BUNCH OF BULLSHIT!!! There is no such thing as an Ex-Gay. If you are born Gay, YOU ARE GAY, PERDIOD! You may ACT straight and try to convince yourself you aren’t Gay, BUT YOU ARE GAY! How many times have we seen this same crap over and over where someone professes to be "cured", only to find out that they have been cruising Gay porn sites and other types of secret hookups? Those are NOT Ex-Gays. Those are SELF-HATING CLOSET CASES AND HYPOCRITES... OMG, this so annoys me.


  • Bobby McGuire, 2013-07-10 17:26:21

    Well, I guess DerekJA wont be submitting a video. hee hee


  • DerekJA, 2013-07-10 17:30:59

    Or maybe I will! LOL videos of a nature tgat reminds them of what they’re missing. ;)


  • WayGay, 2013-07-11 08:54:00

    This is about the funniest and saddest thing I’ve heard yet. Ex-gays? How sad for those guys who pretreat to be ex gay but seem to always turn up in the gay bars. Love the sinner. LOL. What’s sad is that these fake Christian groups are only in it for the money. Hopefully God is watching.


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