Is It Possible To “Pray Away The Gay?” Come To Our September Event And Find Out!by jason on Sep. 16, 2011, under Art & Culture, AZ Politics, Christianity, Critical Thinking, Education, Ethics, Freethought Events, Freethougth Quotations, Gay Marriage, God & Bible, Religion, Sanity
It is amazing how obsessed Christians are with pretty much anything remotely connected to sex. Most of them find homosexuality especially infuriating, as if what consenting adults of the same gender choose to do in their bedrooms is of the most earth shattering importance. The height of this absurdity is Christians who think they can pray away the gay at a summer camp. That sounds like loads of fun, sign me up (not!)
Ted Cox actually did sign up for Straight Camp, he survived it and he’ll tell us the tale this Sunday. Nothing fails like prayer, so I’m sure we’ll get to hear about the absurd lengths these poor fools go to in the futile attempt to suppress their sexual urges.
We’ve got a full day of events planned – come by this Sunday, September 18th and meet us!
All events are at Duval Auditorium, 1501 North Campbell Avenue in Tucson.
Parking is free in the multi-tiered visitor parking structure.
8:00-9:15 am Cafe Inquiry. Open Forum. The hot topics of the day will be discussed. Moderator: Gil Shapiro
10-Noon: Lecture – What I Learned at Straight Camp
Speaker: Ted Cox
Starting in 2007, straight writer Ted Cox went undercover in Christian gay-to-straight therapy programs. He attended weekly support group meetings, conferences, and a 48-hour intensive retreat. His talk, which covers those experiences and examines the motives and background of the ex-gay movement, includes videos, music, audience singing, and a live demonstration of “healing touch” therapy. Ted’s work on this subject has garnered attention of The Huffington Post, Fox News Radio, NPR, and dozens of national and international media outlets.
About the Speaker
Ted Cox is an award-winning writer from California. After graduating from UCLA, he became a frequent contributor to the Sacramento News & Review, where he won a California Newspapers Publishers Association award for his coverage of Sacramento’s homeless population. Ted has covered religion, the environment, reproductive rights, sex, beer, drugs, and furries. He also writes frequently for AlterNet, the Silicon Valley Metro, and the Good Men Project magazine. He also runs the blog God Hates Protesters. When he isn’t typing, drinking beer, or writing bios in the third-person, he’s probably riding his bike somewhere in the San Francisco Bay Area.
1:00 – 3:00: Meeting about an exciting new transition from CFI-SAZ to FreeThought Arizona
Also, mark your calendars for upcoming talks:
October 30 – Marc Victor discusses the law suit filed against Jan Brewer
November 20 – Benjamin Radford will give his Reflections on a decade of Paranormal Investigations