Last summer, Truth Wins Out flew an undercover agent to the Chicago exurbs to infiltrate Porno Pete LaBarbera’s incipient “Truth Academy”. Despite heavy promotion in the fundamentalist media, the event was a poorly attended dud. Here was part of our report from the front lines:

The thrust of the conference was to teach an army of young culture warriors how to beat back the gay agenda. These students would then return home equipped to turn back the clock on gay rights in their communities.

What we found, however, was an event that looked more like a poorly attended condo board meeting than a youthful resurgence of the anti-gay movement. The crowd vacillated between 20-30 people, who were considerably older than the “students” the conference claimed it was trying to reach. I’m not sure how LaBarbera plans to win his culture war, when he can’t even fill one buffoon platoon.

Indeed, it seemed that most of the young people attending were “spies” from other pro-LGBT organizations. Our spy ended up interviewing their spies until everyone figured out what was going on. Far from the grand expose we had hoped for — this event was a surreal circus act.

This is not to say that all was lost. We did procure surreptitious audio of the effete PFOX president, Greg Quinlan, loudly proclaiming that he was not some sissy. Quinlan explained how he went from gay-to-straight, and found support from an Assemblies of God Church who accepted him because he allegedly was not effeminate.

“I wasn’t your flaming faggot, you know,”  Quinlan told the chuckling crowd. “I can say that because I’ve been there and done that. You know, the one’s whose wrists are so limp that when the wind blows they slap themselves in the face. I wasn’t one of them.”

In the same vein as Quinlan, convicted felon and co-founder of Jews Offering New Alternatives to Homosexuality (JONAH), Arthur Abba Goldberg, offered a few stereotypes of his own.

“By the way, did you notice that a lot of gays who remain in the gay lifestyle also do a lot of body building,” said Goldberg. “They will be in the gym a lot trying to build up their pecs…Because they have these body image issues and don’t feel they are masculine enough.”

It seems that the 2011 incarnation of Porno Pete camp will be just as dismally attended. The leather-daddy-wannabe-scold is already extending his discount rate — practically begging people to attend this year’s conference in Columbus, Ohio. Notice how the word DISCOUNT is capitalized:

** UPDATE, March 30, 2011 ** [note $25 Student and Pastor Rate & extended deadline for DISCOUNT early registrations: midnight Thursday, March 31st]

Anyway, here is what the event invitation says:

Our second Truth Academy — to be co-sponsored with our good friends at Mission America – in Columbus, Ohio, is 10 days away: April 1-2, 2011. Each Truth Academy — the first was in Chicago (see tape ordering info below) — is an intensive seminar designed to educate citizens from a conservative perspective on the homosexual-bisexual-transgender agenda. The Columbus Truth Academy – focusing on the “‘hate’-labeling of Christians” –features some of the world’s top pro-family experts on the homosexualist agenda. Basic information follows:

What: Truth Academy: Columbus 2011: theme: “The ‘Hate’ Labeling of Christians—Why it’s Happening and What We Can Do”

Co-sponsored by Mission America ( www.missionamerica.com) and Americans for Truth ( www.americansfortruth.com ).

David Kupelian, author of “The Marketing of Evil” and “How Evil Works,” is keynote speaker Friday evening.

When: Friday, April 1 and Saturday, April 2, 2011; ; doors open Friday, April 1 at noon; program begins at 1:00 PM; Friday evening dinner-lecture by award-winning journalist David Kupelian, WorldNetDaily editor and author, “The Marketing of Evil,” and “How Evil Works,” Saturday: program runs from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM [see hourly schedule below]

Where: Columbus, OH. Discover Christian Church, 2900 Martin Rd., Dublin, OH 43017 [see map HERE]; near the intersection of Sawmill Rd. and Rt. 161, near the airport.

This seems like an awful lot of work for an barren conference hall. Truth Wins Out won’t waste our money to have our spies converse with other spies. Let Porno Pete and this sordid gang of misfits talk to themselves in their empty echo chamber.

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