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Posted at 9:34 AM ET, 04/29/2010

Fenty apologizes for PFOX award

By Washington Post editors


D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty apologized Thursday over his decision to issue a certificate of appreciation honoring the leader of the ex-gay movement, which believes homosexuals can be rehabilitated.

Fenty’s statement comes one day after local and national gay-rights leaders demanded to know why Fenty honored Regina Griggs, executive director of the Parents and Friends of ExGays and Gays.

Mafara Hobson, a Fenty spokeswoman, called Griggs’ award a “staff-level error.”

“We apologize for the error as it runs contrary to the mayor’s vision of a more open and inclusive city,” Hobson said. “The mayor is proud of his ardent support of the LGBT community.”

On Wednesday, PFOX sent out a press release heralding the fact that the District and its mayor had honored one of its leaders. According to a copy of the certificate, Fenty (D) signed his name to a statement thanking Griggs for her “dedication, commitment and outstanding contributions” to the ex-gay movement.

Gay rights leaders, who believe PFOX is a discriminatory organization, were outraged.

-- Tim Craig

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By Washington Post editors  | April 29, 2010; 9:34 AM ET
Categories:  DC, Maryland, Virginia  | Tags:  Ex-gay, Gay community, Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays  
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Gay rights leaders, who believe PFOX is a discriminatory organization, were outraged???

A lot of people are outraged, any fan of basic civil rights is outraged.

Posted by: bobbarnes | April 29, 2010 10:19 AM | Report abuse

Negative, as well as positive leaders of the world work hard with dedication. I suppose Griggs is no exception. She promotes, lying, self-hatred, and using others to be accepted. It's the Gays who fall for her, as well as family, peer and religious pressures who are the weak ones who keep her in business. Gays need to understand that they were created by God for a reason...curb the overpopulation, bring loving parents for children abandoned by straights. We need to trust in God's plan. Once you do, like myself, you will be sitting at the table enjoying bountiful miracles that God has waiting for you!

Posted by: stevenleonghawaii | April 29, 2010 12:43 PM | Report abuse

Oops! No pun intended, but it looks like Mayor Fenty really pulled a boner. I'll bet he'll do a little more background checking before he signs the next honor award.

Posted by: syfredrick | April 29, 2010 12:54 PM | Report abuse

Evolution by natural selection shaped homosexuality. For every older brother you have, you're 33% more likely to be gay. Competition for females and resources is bad for society. That's why gay people are such an important symbol of peace and love. The ex-gay movement should be as ridiculed and hated as the KKK

Posted by: JoeRamone | April 29, 2010 10:41 PM | Report abuse

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