Ex-Gay Leader Says Wayne Besen Wants to Kill Him

Jim Burroway

November 24th, 2011

PFOX, which they say stands for Parents and Friends of Gays and Ex-Gays, is actually an increasingly unstable and irrelevant organization composed mostly of Greg Quinlan (an ex-gay whose ex-lesbian wife divorced him in 2007) and a motley crew of embittered parents of apparently happy gays who have no interest whatsoever in entertaining the futile fiction of changing their sexual orientation. The group, which was originally founded by Richard Cohen, has become increasingly detached from reality, even by some of the more extremist anti-gay standards. Quinlan’s latest shtick is going round claiming to be abused, mistreated, and discriminated against because he’s ex-gay. Those claims took an absurd turn when, in a bid to add another jewel to his queen of persecution crown, Quinlan appeared on a local Washington, D.C. television talk show, where he said this:

(at 10:38) Truth Wins Out if you look further, including Wayne Besen. He’s asked for people, you know, somebody needs to run Greg over. He needs to be hit with a bus. Somebody should inject him with AIDS. Those are the things that Wayne Besen and Truth Wins Out says about me. That’s pretty hateful rhetoric.

Accusations of felonious behavior demands proof, and Besen rightly demands that Quinlan produces it. Besen also adds that he is exploring his legal options.

While that libel was the most egregious lie Quinlan told in the interview, it wasn’t the only one. He also accused noted researcher Dean Hamer of lying about his research which found that the Xq28 marker on the X chromosome may play a role in male sexual orientation. (Hamer’s research was replicated by two other studies, but a third one failed to replicate, leading researchers to conclude that the gene may play a role but probably isn’t’ the cause of men becoming gay.) Hamer has also spoken out against Quinlan:

“As a scientist at the National institutes of Health, the largest and best known biomedical research institution in the world, my research has been extensively peer-reviewed, replicated, and published  in respected journals. It’s ironic to be labelled a “liar” by an ideologue who consistently distorts and misreports scientific findings. While I am sympathetic with Mr. Quinlan’s discomfort and struggle with his own sexuality, that is no excuse for misleading people about how science has informed our understanding of  sexual orientation as a natural and fundamental aspect of human development.”

Tony P

November 24th, 2011

Is it wrong to wish for a bolt of lightning to strike Mr. Quinlan? I mean, it’s a random chance event that I wish would happen.

anon

November 24th, 2011

Which makes how many people,now, that Wayne Besen is in hissy-fits with?
—anon

Aeval

November 25th, 2011

“Is it wrong to wish for a bolt of lightning to strike Mr. Quinlan?”

According to many religious people I’ve talked to, a strike from a bolt of lighting would be considered as an act of God, and it’s never wrong to pray to God.

Timothy Kincaid

November 25th, 2011

Well … A bolt of lighting would be more of ‘an act of Thor’.

CPT_Doom

November 25th, 2011

Rather than sue Mr. Quinlan, Besen should demand an FBI investigation into these threats. I think it would be much better to have Quinlan declared a fraud by law enforcement than by a civil court.

Regan DuCasse

November 25th, 2011

Well said, CPT Doom,
There is a distinct pattern with the anti gay making claims among their supporters as if such claims are evidence enough.
It sounds dramatic, and attempts to weigh gays and lesbians with the burden of proof of innocence as well as the prejudice that they are threatening anyone.

Lodging a police report, would ultimately be a FALSE one. Which is illegal. Paranoid schizophrenics cannot be indulged no matter how many people they THINK are out to get them, the police have far more important things to attend to.
So not only would having law enforcement put to rest the claims, people like Quinlan run the risk of being arrested or facing some kind of action themselves.
Let them cry wolf, over and over again. Let them say it’s their 1st amendment right to cry wolf (even though it isn’t.) And let them be confronted and challenged on lack of evidence and see what they do to squirm out of it, or make yet another claim why they don’t have any.

As we speak, people like Brian Brown and their other supporters, have actually complained the police don’t take their claims or accusations seriously enough and THAT is why they have no evidence to prove anyone gay has done anything serious to them.
For realz.

iDavid

November 26th, 2011

“There are no victims, just casualties”.

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