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AZ Governor Jan Brewer, 'Ex-Gay' Group Blast False Report on 'Gay-to-Straight' Program in Arizona Schools

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A report posted on a satirical (perhaps too realistically satirical) website yesterday that the state of Arizona would be instituting a "a mandatory school program designed for all children grades K-12 to help homosexual males and women become straight" is being blasted by Governor Jan Brewer as well as 'People Can Change', the unfortunate and unfortunately, very real group said to be behind the school program, the NY Daily News reports:

Meticulously crafted, the fake article cited Fox News, CNN as sources, and claimed that Arizona was partnering with the Virginia-based organization People Can Change, whose mission is to “turn men away from unwanted homosexuality.”

The report, which apparently duped many, sent parents scrambling and demanding answers from the school system and the governor's office, probably because it doesn't seem like much of a stretch for a Tea Party governor who has signed laws giving married couples priority consideration over gays in adopting children, and fought for the revocation of benefits for state employees' same-sex partners.

BrewerThe Arizona Republic spoke with Brewer's spokesperson:

"It’s a completely phony and vile report, and its authors should be ashamed," Brewer spokesman Andrew Wilder said.

The article was submitted as a “press release” and posted on the news release dissemination site www.prlog.com. It gives no indication that it is intended to be satire and lists its source as a Fox News cable network story. There, it was viewed more than 70,000 times.

Peoplecanchange'People Can Change' also published a disclaimer:

“The spokesperson is fake, the interview is fake, the photo with Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is fake, the press conference is fake -- and the quotes are fake, rude, and demeaning of gays,” the People can Change site states. “People Can Change does not provide programs or services for minors. We are a peer-led support organization of men who have personally experienced significant change from unwanted same-sex attractions ourselves and who now share our experience and give support to other adults who voluntarily seek similar change.”

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  1. The story was only convincing because skanky Jan Brewer was mentioned in it.

    Posted by: Jack M | Aug 23, 2013 7:50:47 AM


  2. Okay. Here's the fail;

    The National Report is a TeaBagger Conservative website. Their 'Version' of satire is really just Dog Whistles against LGBT. And now they are OUTRIGHT LYING about us.

    Yep, story conveniently forgets to state that Brewer and her little tea baggin' hillbillies are screaming about a satire HER OWN PARTY put up.

    Yes, Because they can no longer legally bully us with the law, now they will terrifytheir little voting peons with fake scare tactics THEY CREATE.

    Just sick. Jan Brewer. Seek Help. Quick. You still can repent.

    Posted by: dean | Aug 23, 2013 9:15:12 AM


  3. “The spokesperson is fake, the interview is fake, the photo with Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is fake, the press conference is fake -- and the quotes are fake,"

    And you pretending to be straight is FAKE, what's your point?

    Posted by: Sean | Aug 23, 2013 9:15:50 AM


  4. I would put nothing past Ms. Brewer who to me is dumber than dirt and a program like this would be something Ms. Brewer would support

    Posted by: Bernie | Aug 23, 2013 10:15:40 AM


  5. "The National Report is a TeaBagger Conservative website. Their 'Version' of satire is really just Dog Whistles against LGBT. And now they are OUTRIGHT LYING about us."

    Let me guess you also believe that Stephen Colbert is a conservative show produced by conservatives.

    Posted by: MarkusT123 | Aug 23, 2013 11:49:14 AM


  6. Wow, very pointed satire. I'm not sure the comments after the article are fake. They might be real, and it's a very long discussion on anal sex at that.

    Posted by: anon | Aug 23, 2013 12:53:46 PM


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