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Education Reporter
NUMBER 245 THE NEWSPAPER OF EDUCATION RIGHTS JUNE 2006

'Change is Possible Campaign'

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Addressing discrimination and intolerance surfacing against those who decide to leave the homosexual lifestyle, two national organizations have launched the "Change is Possible Campaign": Liberty Counsel and Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays (PFOX).

Some of the activities encouraged by the organizations include distributing literature and posters acknowledging the existence of ex-gays, creating a Gay to Straight Club, and requesting "the ex-gay viewpoint be included in all diversity day presentations that discuss homosexuality."

Mathew D. Staver, President and General Counsel of Liberty Counsel, stated: "We are confident that this project will help root out intolerance that exists under the guise of tolerance and diversity. There is an ongoing battle over the hearts and minds of our youth. We have an obligation to protect them from the harmful message that people are 'born gay' and cannot choose to change." (Liberty Counsel, 4-12-2006)

On another front, the 30-year-old Exodus International - "a resource and referral organization with 135 member ministries across North America" to help "those affected by unwanted homosexuality" - will be speaking on Capitol Hill in support of the institution of natural marriage.

Exodus president Alan Chambers said, ""The lives of thousands of former homosexuals, like me, verify that homosexuality is not an immutable trait: therefore marriage is not a civil right to be casually granted to any group who demands it. Nor is it a relational right of passage to be awarded to those demonstrating a committed, emotional bond." Chambers explained, "Ultimately, this debate is about nothing less than the preservation of future generations."


 
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