Originally Posted by Jennifer5
How ever we deal with things it has to be done carefully... otherswise they just fight back harder... we can see what they're saying now and we're hardly saying anything...
What if we had a forum...a truce...a summitt, like countries do for peace? we invite all the ex-gay people to come and meet with us. We plan a conference so to speak. We invite all the big ones...Stephen Bennett, James Dobson, DL Foster, exodus, Randy Thomas. What if we brought them together with us, and in someway made it bad for them publically not to show up (ggod marketing). We sit them down, let them speak to us, but also let us speak to them. I think it is important to let them speak their message to us, even though we may not like it, but....."voluntary suffering" we have a chance at reaching "some of them" to change their message. To be less dehumanizing to us. We could adverstise it in the papers as a "peace summitt" between the two groups. Make it a big deal.....give them a chance to speak, but more important we have a chance to speak. The press will hear it and want to cover it, the ex-gays will hear it and want to be there to represent themselves....and we will be there to bring everyone to a jouney to the truth whatever that may be for people.
any thoughts? is this a good idea? could we expand on it? how could we raise the money to make it happen?