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Fri Aug 23, 2019, 12:56 PM

Two Pulse shooting survivors have joined an antigay march & founded an antigay group

Two survivors of the Pulse nightclub, Luis Javier Ruiz and Angel Colon, say that they’re no longer gay and will participate in the Sept. 14 Freedom March, an event organized an anti-gay Christian group that believes God can turn “free” people from being queer. Worse yet, they’re marching in Florida, about 10 minutes away from where the 2016 shooting occurred.

While your first inclination might be to mock Ruiz and Colon, traumatic experiences can cause people to make poor and illogical decisions in the hopes of restoring peace and calm to their lives. Also, the Freedom March is a laughably small event. Its 2018 march snagged a whopping 50 people, but the group’s views are no laughing matter.

Newsweek reports that event organizer’s website touts “freedom from homosexual/transgender lifestyles by the grace and power of Jesus Christ.”

Furthermore, “Ruiz and Colon have also founded Fearless Identity, an organization that encourages people to reject their LGBT identities,” Newsweek writes. They founded the group after receiving backlash for identifying as ex-gay.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Aug 23, 2019, 12:58 PM

1. The VP and Mother must be

thrilled.

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Fri Aug 23, 2019, 12:58 PM

2. Screw them

There's turncoats and traitors in every movement and there always will be.

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Fri Aug 23, 2019, 01:15 PM

3. They're still together

They're still partners

The classic break up line: "We can still be friends."

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Tue Aug 27, 2019, 02:01 PM

4. The Grift is strong on this one.

It's like an LGBT version of Diamond & Silk.

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