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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 HamiltonOklahoma in United States.svg  LGBT Advocates Will Counter Radical ‘Ex Gay’ Conference In Oklahoma City 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
7PM (Central)

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.”

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