Some of you out there may have just finished celebrating "Ex-Gay Pride Month" this past July. Chances are that, if you did, you were among a very small minority, at least according to Right Wing Watch. Regardless, whether due to disappointing numbers or "anti-ex-gay extremism", a Lobbying Day and Evening Reception that was previously scheduled to take place on July 31st was tentatively postponed until September.
Now, the group "Voice for the Voiceless" has formally announced the new dates, along with the addition of a new "Ex-Gay Awareness Month". The group has declared that the new lobbying day and evening reception will take place on September the 30th, and that there will be more events announced to take place throughout that entire month.
In the group's release, however, they warned that this new "Ex-Gay Awareness Month" may not yet come to fruition, but not for reasons that you might think. Voice for the Voiceless co-founder DL Foster warned, in his statement, that if damage set in motion by the repeal of DADT was not addressed soon, the consequences could prove disasterous for the United States:
"The assassination of DADT created an even larger, more critical issue for the military who right now is a general with no clothes on. One is that its given this unchecked, almost covert power, to a group of people who demonstrated numerous times that they want revenge for the perceived and real injustices done to them by their heterosexual neighbors. Sure, its been conveniently called “equality,” but we needn’t look any further than the growing rash of anti-church, anti-ex-gay laws and policies being rushed to the front lines as evidence that revenge is a motive.
"Just look at the venomous language used by gay-hatchet group “Truth Wins Out” (ironic I know) and its commentators, and the case is closed.
"Secondly, giving “sexual orientation” unofficial power offset the very balancing nature of the UCMJ. The UCMJ was an equalized to all sexual lifestyles that carried a threat to the good discipline and order within the ranks. It kept in check adultery, fraternization, and homosexuality, at least to the degree that we all felt equal under military law.
"But now, homosexuality has the “get out of jail” free card while the other proclivities are still in stripes. That’s patently unfair. It’s an unspoken belief that soon because the filed will need to be leveraged, other sexual activities will go the way of homosexuality and be sanctified. Then something Al Qaeda can’t do will be accomplished by our own hands."
The above statement was deleted from Voice for the Voiceless' website. Luckily, Right Wing Watch was able to capture the above excerpt before it disappeared. Meanwhile, we will be following developments surrounding "Ex-Gay Awareness Month", and will provide updates should they prove significant or especially entertaining.