…if you are at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in NY looking for salvation from your homosexual tendencies. The latest desperate move by Focus on the Family to encourage folks to take a look at the “ex-gay” movement is to handout stress balls to young folks at the parade today.

Anyone want his balls?

Apparently an analysis of his radio show’s demographics show a lack of younger listeners tuning in to get his sage advice on life and living (his current audience is 40+). What a great way to reach out to recruit! (Advocate):

Antigay Colorado group Focus on the Family said Tuesday that its members plan to distribute 5,000 “stress balls” along the parade route to promote a Web site it operates that claims that homosexuality is a disorder that can be cured through faith. Visitors to the site, TroubledWith.com, who think they might be gay or lesbian are told, “You’re not simply ‘wired that way.'” In another section, visitors are told that being gay or lesbian can be prevented, because “like other adult problems, homosexuality begins at home. Mom and Dad are key players.” Also to blame are porn, the media, and “seduction by peers.”

Read an earlier Blend post on TroubledWith here.

Pam Spaulding

Pam Spaulding