God TV Cuts Deal With Focus on the Family During Creepy “End Times’ Month
NEW YORK — Truth Wins Out (TWO) today expressed its dismay over a deal between GOD TV and Focus on the Family to air the group’ “ex-gay” Love Won Out conference. Focus on the Family claims they will now reach millions of people with their anti-gay propaganda and distorted science. The agreement comes at a time when GOD TV is airing a solid month of spooky End-Times programming.
“This deal of the delusional seems like a marriage made in heaven because so-called “ex-gay’ programs are a personal apocalypse for so many people,” said Truth Wins Out’ Executive Director Wayne Besen. “It is tempting to brush this off as fundamentalists preaching to the choir. But, these viewers have children who internalize this damaging message and are psychologically harmed by the lies.”
“Love Won Out offers hope for those struggling with same-sex attractions,” said Nima Reza, host of Focus on the Family’ “news’ program, Turn Signal. “That message will go out to millions on GOD TV.”
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GOD TV has aggressively promoted its maudlin End-Times line-up this month as a bulwark against Satan, according to its website:
“Over the past year, the Lord has laid on our hearts a tremendous sobriety concerning the End-Times and we believe that it is so important to the Lord that His people were prepared in their spirits for the shaking that lies ahead and that they are not ignorant of Satan’ devices. That is why we at GOD TV are sounding the alarm this month, as we bring you an extensive line-up of End-Time programming.”
In the Life has produced a powerful segment highlighting the harm of ex-gay programs that is worth watching. A new movie, “Chasing the Devil,” will also have a showing in New York City on January 21 (6PM) at the Anthology Film Archives (32 Second Avenue, at 2nd street). TWO’ Besen will be on a panel following the show and invites people to attend the movie.
Love Won Out’ founder, John Paulk, was photographed by Besen in a gay bar in 2000. The next ex-gay road show will be in Charlotte on Feb. 21. TWO will join local and state activists who are planning a vigorous response.