RICHMOND, Va.—Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays (PFOX, www.pfox.org), a non-profit organization serving ex-gays and families with a homosexual loved one, has put up a billboard on one of the busiest highways in Richmond to educate the public that research studies on identical twins prove that no one is born gay.
The billboard is part of PFOX’s campaign to dispel the myths and mistruths that homosexuality is genetic and part of someone’s DNA. Indeed, current studies summarized at http://m.blogs.christianpost.com/god-reports/identical-twin-studies-prove-homosexuality-is-not-genetic-16091/ show that nobody is born gay. According to the website, “Identical twins have the same genes or DNA. They are nurtured in equal prenatal conditions. If homosexuality is caused by genetics or prenatal conditions and one twin is gay, the co-twin should also be gay.”
“Those who may be upset about PFOX’s recent billboard campaign are not looking at the genetic facts,” said Regina Griggs, PFOX executive director. “Because identical twins are always genetically identical, homosexuality cannot be genetically dictated. No one is born gay.
“Every person seeking positive life change needs the love and support of family, friends, the community and the church,” Griggs continued. “Thousands of individuals have made the decision to leave the homosexual life and will attest to the fact that change is possible. PFOX believes people deserve to know the truth and believes respecting the lives of those who have made a decision to seek change is part of building a tolerant society.”
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The homosexual lobby has attacked the billboard’s message and denies ex-gays exist and that change is possible. Therefore, PFOX is sharing the story of real-life twin sisters Bonnie and Phyllis, available at http://vimeo.com/100937787. The compelling story and tragedies that led Bonnie to a life as a lesbian and how she overcame homosexuality years ago, proves that change is possible.
Phyllis, who was not a lesbian, helped Bonnie find her love for Christian music, and on Nov. 20, 1988, Bonnie claimed her freedom.
“From that day until now, I have never wanted to be in that lifestyle,” Bonnie said. “I found what I was looking for. And that was peace. It was peace.”
Bonnie said that during the time she identified as a lesbian, she did feel that she was born gay. But looking back, 25 years removed from the homosexual lifestyle, she now sees why her homosexual feelings happened.
Phyllis said the entire time Bonnie identified as a lesbian, she never gave up hope. “Because she is my twin, because I love her dearly; she means the world to me. You don’t give up on anybody that you love.”
PFOX is a national non-profit organization that supports families and educates the public on sexual orientation and the ex-gay community. PFOX supports an inclusive environment for the ex-gay community and works to eliminate negative perceptions and discrimination against former homosexuals by conducting public education and outreach to further individual self-determination and respect for all Americans, regardless of sexual orientation.
PFOX believes that every person seeking positive life change needs and deserves the love and support of friends, family, the community and the church and strives to offer a place for help, a place for truth, and a place for ex-gays to participate in the conversation about same-sex attraction. PFOX families love their homosexual child unconditionally, believing that true love is granted in spite of our differences by treating each other with kindness and respect. Each year, thousands of men and women with unwanted same-sex attractions make the personal decision to leave a gay identity through gender-affirming programs, including counseling, support groups, faith-based ministries and other non-judgmental environments.
For more information on PFOX, visit www.PFOX.org.
Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to support families and educate the public on sexual orientation and the ex-gay community.
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