Antigay May Day Event: 'A Bust'

BY Advocate.com Editors

May 01 2010 10:10 PM ET

“May Day 2010: A Cry to God for a Nation in Distress” -- a religious event held Saturday in Washington, D.C., that featured leaders of the "ex-gay" movement like Tony Perkins (pictured) -- was a disappointment to organizers, writes gay rights activist Wayne Besen.

Besen is the founding executive director of Truth Wins Out, a group that advocates against the "ex-gay" movement. He was in attendance at the "May Day" event, which aside from the Family Research Council's Perkins, included speakers like Peter LaBarbera, president of Americans for Truth (About Homosexuality), a "group dedicated to
exposing the homosexual activist agenda."

Besen believes only about 300 attended the gathering at the Lincoln Memorial and that organizers expected many more people at the $70,000 event.

"Forgive our nation for our sexual sin," LaBarbera said at "May Day 2010." "Forgive us for our excessive tolerance as a nation."

The Joe.My.God blog has video of the event; watch it below.

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