PFOX Plays the Martyr Card. Again.

Jim Burroway

September 18th, 2007

Two weeks ago, I gave Regina Griggs the LaBarbera award for hyping a heated argument and portraying it as a major assault at the Arlington County Fair, complaining that “almost every day we are on the front lines suffering harassment and injustices merely because we demand our equal rights.” It certainly made for a great fundraising appeal anyway.

PFOX has a long history of actively looking for a confrontation a minor confrontation that they can blow up into biblical proportions. The latest example of that happened the Falls Church Festival in Falls Church, Va. Apparently Gregg Quinlin, who was manning the PFOX booth that day thought that taking a photo was tantamount to an altercation. Once again, Ex-Gay Watch has the details. I hope Griggs has the generosity to share her award.

Any bets on when the next fundraising letter goes out?

Lynn David

September 18th, 2007

Shows a decided lack of Christian morality within PFOX.

Lynn David

September 19th, 2007


WingNutDaily now says the police confirmed that the incident occurred [ ]:

Police, however, have confirmed to WND that the incident did happen as Griggs reported. She had described a confrontation between an individual who got upset over the PFOX message and a volunteer at the fair booth.

“One officer told me today he was on patrol at the Fair when a woman approached him and told him a man had knocked over pamphlets at the PFOX booth and assaulted another man there. The officer then spoke to the alleged victim. He did not want to press charges and therefore no written report was filed,” said a statement issued by John Lisle, media relations officer for the Arlington County police department.

“Based on the description the officer was given, he located the suspect at the Fair. Another officer escorted that gentleman off the Fair grounds,” his statement continued.


Lynn David

September 19th, 2007

What is odd is that the policeman’s report sounds so dang close to the report Griggs gave. How would she know the guy was escorted off the grounds if the policeman found the guy later – unless that policeman (or the other one?) later told her such. The similarity of stories is almost too good to be true. Almost sounds like a fabrication in collusion with a police officer, perhaps who is sympathetic to her cause.

David Roberts

September 19th, 2007

I don’t have any reason to believe the police are not being truthful, but all this means is that someone from PFOX relayed the story to them. We’ve been getting further details from Lisle and others since and hopefully I can pull it all together today for a post.

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