(Bizarre Camp Leader Justin Lookadoo)
A Group That Repossesses “Gay Underwear’ and Teaches That Gay People Are “Sexually Broken’ Has No Place Around 11-Year Old Children, Says TWO
MIAMI BEACH — Truth Wins Out expressed its concern over the launch of a new summer camp that spreads the dangerous “ex-gay” message to children as young as eleven years old. The Ignite Student Outreach youth camps will kick-off Monday in Bradenton, Fla., before migrating to three additional southern states. Exodus International, an organization that teaches gay men to play football and repossesses their underwear if they are deemed too gay, will run the “ex-gay” component of the camp.
“Camp should be about fun and games, not fundamentalist mind games aimed at brainwashing youth,” said Truth Wins Out’ Executive Director Wayne Besen. “It is deeply troubling that conservatives who would never take their children to an R-rated movie, will enroll their kids in a summer camp that is fixated on homosexuality. Even more disturbing is that this camp will poison the minds of impressionable young children with outdated stereotypes, faulty science and distortions about gay life.”
The first camp will take place in Bradenton, FL, June 25-29. The second will occur July 2-6, in Winnsboro, SC. The third camp will happen, July 16-20, in Ridgecrest, NC. And the final camp will take place in Norman Park, GA, July 30-Aug. 3.
The camps will feature Exodus President Alan Chambers and Exodus Youth Director, Scott Davis. On Exodus’ television show, Pure Passion, Chambers repeatedly demeaned gay people by calling them “sexually broken.” This is not the first time Chambers has gratuitously insulted gay people while disingenuously claiming he “loved” them.
“One of the many evils this world has to offer is the sin of homosexuality,” Chambers wrote in an Exodus newsletter. “Satan, the enemy is using people to further his agenda to destroy the Kingdom of God and as many souls as he can.”
Recently, Chambers told the Los Angeles Times that “ex-gay” therapy is ineffective at turning a gay person straight. According to Chambers, “by no means would we ever say change can be sudden or complete.” Justin Lookadoo, a bizarre camp leader will also be on-hand.
Truth Wins OUT is a non-profit organization that counters right wing propaganda, exposes the “ex-gay” myth and educates America about gay life. For more information, visit www.TruthWinsOut.org.