News from Focus on the Family’s “Love Won Out” ex-gay road show in Houston, Feb. 19, 2005.
From the Galveston Daily News:
Bill Maier, child/family psychologist and vice president at Focus on the Family, led a special session on same-sex marriage, encouraging attendees to push for a proposed U.S. constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.
“Satan uses the activist movement to further his goals here on earth,” he said. “If our government redefines marriage, Satan will be laughing all the way to the bank.”
Efforts to promote discrimination were reportedly not limited to marriage:
Besides “Someone I Love is Gay” and “Reaching the Homosexual” classes, Love Won Out speakers also addressed what organizers consider to be societal problems, such as the growing number of gay and lesbian television characters and the “gay agenda” to add anti-discriminatory literature or policies in schools.
The Galveston Daily News estimates that Focus on the Family raised about $45,000 in attendance fees during the one-day event.