Truth Wins Out and Cimarron Alliance Will Host Thursday Night Event (7PM) To Expose Restored Hope Network’s Fraudulent ‘Pray Away the Gay’ Programs
Oklahoma City – Truth Wins Out’s Executive Director Wayne Besen will join Cimarron Alliance Executive Director Scott Hamilton to debunk the “ex-gay” myth on Thursday evening. The following day, the Restored Hope Network (RHN), an extreme “pray away the gay” group that believes demons cause homosexuality, will hold a two-day conference at Oklahoma City’s Cherokee Hills Baptist Church.
Join us for a lively discussion on Thursday at 7PM, “Debunking the No Hope Network: Demons, Disinformation, and Deceit,” as Besen demonstrates the dangers of “reparative” therapy and introduces video interviews with leading experts who clarify once and for all that it is simply impossible to change a person’s sexual orientation.
Where: “Debunking the No Hope Network: Demons, Disinformation, and Deceit”
Cimarron Alliance Equality Center
5613 N May Ave, Suite 400
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
When: Thursday, June 20
Who: Wayne Besen, Truth Wins Out Executive Director and author of “Anything Bust Straight: Unmasking the Scandals and Lies Behind the Ex-Gay Myth”
Scott Hamilton, Executive Director, The Cimarron Alliance
Background: For decades, Exodus International was the largest so-called “ex-gay” organization in the nation. Last year, its Executive Director, Alan Chambers, admitted that 99.9% of his clients did not change their sexual orientation. In response, a group of hardcore fundamentalists formed the Restored Hope Network (RHN), which is largely comprised of a dissident group of Exodus defectors who are angry because Chambers told the truth about “ex-gay” programs.
The leader of the Restored Hope Network, Anne Paulk, is in the middle of a divorce with her former “ex-gay” poster boy husband, John Paulk who acknowledged this year: “Today, I do not consider myself ‘ex-gay’ and I no longer support or promote the movement.”
The group’s co-founder, Andrew Comiskey, has written: “Satan delights in homosexual perversion” and claims the source of gay relationships is “demonic.”
Truth Wins Out is a nonprofit organization that fights anti-LGBT extremism. TWO specializes in turning information into action by organizing, advocating and fighting for LGBT equality.