5 responses

  1. Samantha Davis
    July 30, 2008

    Humanity: try it, you might like it!

  2. Priya Lynn
    July 31, 2008

    I can’t get over their hypocritical claim to be “friends of exgays and gays. I sent them a couple of emails simply asking them in what way they were the friends of gays and no response. I tried to call and pose that question to them as well but got an answering machine and they never returned my call. It’d be sweet to have a reporter pose that question to Griggs and watch her squirm.

  3. Neil H
    August 1, 2008

    The original OneNewsNow article has apparently changed: they’ve flagged the Griggs statistic with an “editor’s note” at the end of the article which reads (in very tiny print): “In June of 2007 the Centers for Disease Control stated that homosexual sex accounted for 71 percent of all HIV infections.” They don’t specify when or where the CDC supposedly claimed this, naturally.

    Besides the obvious statistical ineptitude of misinterpreting “over 70% of HIV infections are from homosexual sex” as “over 70% of homosexuals have HIV” , I don’t see where the “13-24 year old” claim comes from at all, if this alleged CDC information is really the statistic that Griggs was misinterpreting. I personally doubt very much that it was.

  4. Christine
    August 2, 2008

    Thanks to Box Turtle Bulletin for documenting these things. You know, when an individual makes a false claim against another individual, they can be sued for defamation of character or libel; when they make false claims against groups, there is no legal recourse. I think this should be changed. The Christian Right’s coffers could be emptied in a day if GLBT folks could sue for the lies they tell about us on a daily basis.

    If PFOX (I mean Regina Griggs) took the sin of “false witness” seriously, she’d do her homework.

    Do ex-gay groups really believe that LGBT people will buy that they truly “love” us? I guess love has a different definition to them, like the word “change.”

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