Skip to main content

Home News News World

Only 36 people attended gay conversion therapy march

The Freedom March saw Pulse nightclub survivor Luis Ruiz join the protests

By Steve Brown

Anti-gay activists were left embarrassed after a march promoting gay conversion therapy was only attended by 36 people.

The Freedom March in Washington DC was a Christian event which promoted the idea that people can gain “freedom from homosexual/transgender lifestyles by the grace and power of Jesus Christ”, Pink News reported.

The march was organised by Voice of the Voiceless – a group claiming that ex-gay people are unfairly treated by society and promotes the use of gay conversion therapy for people who wish to change their sexual orientation.

Their website claims: “For too long former homosexuals, individuals who experience unwanted same-sex attraction (SSA), and their families have been marginalised and misrepresented.”

When speaking to the Christian Post, Voice of the Voiceless president Daren Mehl said: “The Freedom March was an opportunity for those of us who have a new life with Jesus to come together in fellowship and praise Him for the love and grace available to everyone who seeks it [and] to testify publicly of the life-changing grace available to leave the LGBT identity for something greater.”

Despite the large number of posts on social media, the march failed to attract more than three dozen people – one of which was Pulse survivor Luis Ruiz.

Ruiz was injured in the attack in 2016 in Orlando which left 49 people – including many of his friends – dead. He has since claimed to have found Jesus and ‘rejected’ the homosexual lifestyle.