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|Queer Justice League to protest Atlanta 'ex-gay' conference|
|by Ryan Watkins|
|January 05, 2012 15:31|
Atlanta's Queer Justice League announced today plans to protest an upcoming “ex-gay” conference to be held in Villa Rica, Ga. on Feb. 18. The conference is being organized by Exodus International, a religious organization whose mission is “helping others live a life that reflects the Christian faith and to encouraging the global, Christian church to model Christ-like compassion to a hurting world.”
The conference, Love Won Out – Atlanta, will feature Christian “experts” on homosexuality and will address how the church can respond to "homosexual lifestyles with the truth and grace of Christ.” The conference will be held at Midway Church.
Organizers from the QJL, Act Out Savannah, GetEQUAL, Truth Wins Out and the Southern Poverty Law Center are calling for volunteers to protest the anti-gay conference.
The Queer Justice League was formed in 2009 with the goal of pressing local, state and federal leaders for full LGBT equality. The group has protested Chick-fil-A over its anti-gay political donations, met with the staff of Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) after a bigoted comment was posted on a website from Chambliss' office and has recently worked with the St. Lost and Found fund to combat LGBT youth homelessness in Atlanta.
Planning meetings and sign making parties will be announced in the coming weeks, QJL also announced.
Top photo: Members of Atlanta's Queer Justice League after a meeting with the staff of Sen. Saxby Chambliss (file)
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