In September 2005, blogger Justin Watt published a parody of an Exodus exgay billboard and encouraged other web sites to republish it.
I took Ex-Gay Watch’s copy of the parody offline as a courtesy, but refused to agree to the terms of Liberty Counsel’s letter.
Lambda Legal helpfully referred Ex-Gay Watch to a legal team with the Los Angeles law firm of Irell & Manella. The team, led by attorney Robert Klieger, generously responded on my behalf today to the Liberty Counsel’s cease-and-desist letter. (XGW response to Liberty Counsel, PDF file, 1 MB)
I am grateful to Lambda Legal and Irell & Manella for their assistance. I hope that Exodus and the Liberty Counsel will, in the end, support freedom of speech and acknowledge the legality and legitimacy of comedic criticism and competing points of view.