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Plane To Fly “It Gets Better” Banner for Ex-Gay Conference, but Ex-Gays Won’t See It

Jim Burroway

September 9th, 2011

Exodus International is scheduled to conduct one of its Love Won Out ex-gay infomercial’s tomorrow at a Houston-area church. According to The Advocate, the It Gets Better Project will hire an airplane to fly overhead for an ex-gay conference near Houston tomorrow with a message saying that you can’t simply “pray the gay away.” I think that sounds like a great idea, except:

Exodus International’s Love Won Out conference is taking place this Saturday at the Sugar Creek Baptist Church, located near Houston. The plane is scheduled to fly around downtown Houston at noon Saturday …

Get a map and an alarm clock, fellas. The plane may be headed for downtown Houston, but Sugar Creek Baptist is nearly 25 miles away in Sugar Land. And everyone will already be safely ensconced inside the church at that hour, while nobody will be anywhere close to downtown Houston on a Saturday at noon (the weekend forecast: a “pleasant” 95 degrees and probably 195% humidity, with an air quality alert due to high ozone). If a plane flies a banner over a deserted downtown and nobody sees it, does it still send a message?

Why can’t anyone fly the plane over Sugar Land at 7:30 a.m. as people are pulling into the parking lot?



David Malcolm
September 9th, 2011 | LINK

What is it with Americans and shouting messages instead of talking to people?

September 9th, 2011 | LINK

What an ineffective waste of time, money and fossil fuels.

Cute but I can’t imagine how this stunt will make one bit of difference. I’ll be anxious to hear if anyone who sees it is moved to rethink their position.

September 9th, 2011 | LINK

There absolutely must be a glbt affirming presence there, though I doubt that a flying banner will do any better then a group of loving people with signs.

September 9th, 2011 | LINK

195% humidity?

Glad I don’t live in Houston!

Ben in Atlanta
September 10th, 2011 | LINK

It’s 93% sticky right here in the ATL at 7:30 in the morning. It will probably fall a little as the Sun comes out.

Suffer, Houston!

Terry T
September 10th, 2011 | LINK

The reason, David Malcom, is that when attempting to talk to bigots and zealots, one has a better chance of talking the sky out of being blue than changing the minds of those dead set on perpetuating their false messages.

September 11th, 2011 | LINK

The ex-gays won’t see it, but it will make the news. The general public does not know about these damaging programs. My conservative Christian coworkers parrot the “choice” line, but think these programs are useless and would not let their daughters marry an “ex-gay.”

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