Robert Gagnon is a close ally of the National Organization for Marriage, including being a regularly featured speaker at its national conference for college students; he’ll be there again this year. But Gagnon is also an outspoken advocate of harmful ex-gay therapy, and has helped to found the new ex-gay splinter group called the Restored Hope Network. Restore Hope broke away from Exodus International when that group’s president, Alan Chambers, admitted that there is no “cure” for homosexuality.
Equality Matters follows Gagnon closely, and noticed this week some outrageous comments he made on Facebook about gay-straight alliances (GSA). Chambers suggested in a recent video that if Christian young people attend a school that has a GSA, they should attend its meetings to learn and listen from those who utilize such a resource. Gagnon thinks they might as well attend a “Klu Klux Klan” [sic] or Nazi Skinhead group or one that advocates for “women abusers”:
GAGNON: More ridiculousness by Alan Chambers of Exodus (will it ever end?): Christian young people should respond to a “gay-straight alliance” in public school by going to such meetings “not to speak but to serve and listen and to offer to help, finding common ground.” There is no “speaking the truth in love” here (Eph 4:15). So if there is a “polyamory appreciation” group or “prostitutes for Christ” group or Ku Klux Klan / Nazi Skinhead group of “women abusers advocacy society” at a public school, Christian students should go to such meetings, not speak, but serve and find common ground? How can sane evangelical Christians support any longer any organization led by Alan Chambers? The man has become as “useful” to homosexualist advocacy as naive Western leftists of the 1920s to 1950s who extolled the virtues of Leninist and Stalinist Russia were useful to these dictatorial regimes.
No doubt, this is a man with fierce animus against gay people that extends well beyond just the question of same-sex marriage. It’s no stretch to conclude from these comments that he actually believes homosexuality will destroy modern society. NOM’s pride in highlighting him annually at its conference for young people is further proof of the organization’s clear anti-gay motives.