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Are ex-gays 'really, really disgusting'?
WND ^ | February 15, 2012 | Bob Unruh

Posted on 02/16/2012 12:13:14 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

A spokesman for the school board in Montgomery County, Md., says the slurs against a minority group by the superintendent are not an “issue.”

That’s after Supt. Joshua Starr told students that a flyer sent home by an advocacy organization supporting those who have chosen to leave the homosexual lifestyle contained information that was “really, really disgusting.”

Officials with Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays had utilized the school district’s services to outside groups that allow them to distribute flyers to students on occasion.

Students at a public forum then had asked Starr about the flyers, which provided information to students with unwanted same-sex attractions, discouraged name-calling and labeling, and urged tolerance for former homosexuals.

Starr’s response was that the flyers are “reprehensible and deplorable,” according to a report in the Washington Post. The Washington Examiner quoted Starr blasting PFOX.

“We can’t really do much about it unless we wanted to cut off all flyer distribution, which is an option,” he said. “This group has figured out how to use that law to spread what I find to be a really, really disgusting message, frankly.”

PFOX officials suggested that the board of education should reprimand Starr for violating the district’s nondiscrimination policy.

“We call on the Montgomery County Board of Education to enforce its nondiscrimination policy and censure Starr immediately,” said Regina Griggs, executive director of PFOX. “The policy mandates that schools provide ‘an atmosphere where differences are understood and appreciated, and where all persons are treated fairly and with respect in an environment free of discrimination and … abuse.’ Clearly Superintendent Starr has violated the board’s policy.”

She continued, “Starr’s verbal abuse, disrespectful behavior, and slurs against the ex-gay community amount to hate and illegal sexual orientation discrimination, which are all forbidden by the policy.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: exgays; homosexualagenda; joshuastarr; montgomerycounty; pfox; shoolboard

1 posted on 02/16/2012 12:13:29 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; cindy-true-supporter; ...

Maryland “Freak State” PING!


2 posted on 02/16/2012 12:15:36 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Maryland - great State to be from! Of course if this keeps up, they will wither and die from reduced taxes... They are one of the most highly taxed States of our union - a great place to leave.


3 posted on 02/16/2012 12:47:53 AM PST by Deagle
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Not as disgusting as buggery.


4 posted on 02/16/2012 12:54:09 AM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I know a couple of “ex-straights” that became gay. I don’t know, nor have I ever heard of an ex-gay.


5 posted on 02/16/2012 1:09:39 AM PST by matthew fuller (Daniel Hannan is a better "American Citizen" than any Democrat and many Republicans.)
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Come one! Come all! Step right up and git yer $1.50 gas RIGHT HERE!

6 posted on 02/16/2012 1:34:04 AM PST by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it....)
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To: matthew fuller

I have. It is not unusual for people who lead the gay lifestyle to become straight.


7 posted on 02/16/2012 1:40:11 AM PST by Essie
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

But... But... But...

I thought the gay community professed that their sexuality was genetic and not a choice. ???? Ex-gays??


8 posted on 02/16/2012 1:50:12 AM PST by octex
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
“We can’t really do much about it unless we wanted to cut off all flyer distribution, which is an option,”

I bet.

9 posted on 02/16/2012 1:59:28 AM PST by denydenydeny (The more a system is all about equality in theory the more it's an aristocracy in practice.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Starr’s verbal abuse, etc. against the ex-gay community amount to hate (speech) and sexual discrimination...”

Hoist on his own petard!


10 posted on 02/16/2012 2:06:32 AM PST by VietVet (I am old enough to know who I am and what I believe, and I 'm not inclined to apologize for any of)
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To: matthew fuller
I know a couple of “ex-straights” that became gay. I don’t know, nor have I ever heard of an ex-gay.

That doesn't work out very well for *your* reputation:

"Only two things come out of Texas...STEERS and QUEERS. And I don't see no horns on your head..."

--Lou Gossett, Jr. in An Officer And A Gentleman

Cheers!

11 posted on 02/16/2012 3:41:09 AM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
We're now living in an insane twilight zone:

If you want to leave your wife and children for a life of rampant sexual promiscuity in the homo bars, Great! We're pullin' for ya.

If you want to slice off perfectly functioning, healthy sex organs and pump unnatural hormones into your body for your remaining lifetime, Marvelous! We'll support you all the way.

But if you want to change or, at least, reign in harmful, unhealthy, unnatural, immoral sexual behavior, you're despicable!!!

12 posted on 02/16/2012 4:12:14 AM PST by fwdude
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To: matthew fuller
Joe Dallas is making the speaking circuit right now. You ought to see if he's coming to your area and meet your first ex-"gay."

By the way, how would you know if you've never met an ex-homosexual? I'm really curious. The fact that they're not likely to be "all about themselves" like homos always are might be a reason.

13 posted on 02/16/2012 4:15:43 AM PST by fwdude
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To: grey_whiskers

“Only two things come out of Texas...STEERS and QUEERS. And I don’t see no horns on your head...”


Yeah, in California the oranges suck back!


14 posted on 02/16/2012 4:52:47 AM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: matthew fuller

Happens all the time. Julie Cypher, onetime “spouse equivalent” of singer Melissa Etheridge, is one reasonably prominent example.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julie_Cypher


15 posted on 02/16/2012 4:53:35 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: matthew fuller
I know a couple of “ex-straights” that became gay. I don’t know, nor have I ever heard of an ex-gay.

I've known a number of men and women who were bisexual. In such a case, the person can choose to have sex exclusively with one sex or the other. They could still be ATTRACTED to somebody of the same sex, they would just choose not to act upon it.

"Sexual orientation" appears to be a spectrum. Some are exclusively straight with not the slightest interest in others of the same sex, some are exclusively homosexual, some in between.

16 posted on 02/16/2012 5:01:59 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Off topic a bit—but if "Civil Unions" become real marriages under Federal Law:

1) with homosexuals now allowed in US military,

2) and since many in our military marry foreigners,

3) wouldn't that be a backdoor fast-tracking of American citizenship...

4) ...for more free stuff?

17 posted on 02/16/2012 6:01:50 AM PST by Does so ("What elephant?")
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Wow, at 1st I thought - miracle of miracles - an Ed. Supt. from Monty Co. was being pilloried for saying something against homos.

But no, he was only bashing those who try to make themselves normal. Same old Monty Co., same old Pubic Education.


18 posted on 02/16/2012 8:59:15 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

If retarded people wish and work to try to become normal, should we call them “disgusting” and “reprehensible”?

Maybe you’d say “futile”, maybe even “foolish”, but there is no reason to insult them as moral reprobates for trying to make an effort.


19 posted on 02/16/2012 9:03:41 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: fwdude

Montgomery County MD is San Fransicko CA east coast version.


20 posted on 02/16/2012 9:19:53 AM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: fwdude

Montgomery County MD is San Fransicko CA east coast version.


21 posted on 02/16/2012 9:19:53 AM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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