A billboard in Louisville, Kentucky is causing controversy because of its anti-gay message. The billboard reads: "Not everyone who is gay is happy. You have options." Sponsored by Abba's Delight, a faith-based organization which helps people "who are uncomfortable with their same-sex attractions," the billboard suggests that gay conversion therapy is possible.
My Fox Orlando reports:
The founder of the group that created the Billboard, Daniel Mingo, denies that the ad targets homosexuality. "This specifically targets people who have same-sex attractions that are unwanted," said Mingo.
Mingo maintains that the billboard is not aimed at people whose same-sex attractions bring them happiness, but his tone is tinged with moralism. Mingo's own experience found him "[walking] away from homosexuality" based on his faith.
Chris Hartman, the director of the Fairness Campaign, is outraged by the advertisement and believes that it targets the gay community with anti-gay propaganda.
"To suggest that this organization is going to help someone is an exact obfuscation of the truth, it's the opposite; they're going to harm 90 percent of the people that walk in and out of their door," said Hartman. "An organization like this really needs to be shut down."
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