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Gays angered over billboard created by ‘ex-gay’ founder of Christian ministry

Wednesday, February 19, 2014
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WDRB-TV

WDRB-TV

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — An anti-gay billboard in Kentucky has created controversy among the gay community and its allies, and they are calling for its removal.

The founder of the ministry that created the billboard says it’s not intended to target homosexuality, but “people of faith who are uncomfortable with their same-sex attractions.”

Daniel Mingo, founder of Abba’s Delight, said the billboard, which tells unhappy gay people that “you have options,” was intended to be a helpful message, and that he’s surprised by the negative feedback he’s received.

Abba’s Delight is “a Christian ministry which assists born-again believers and families and friends of those who are gay-identified, resolve the conflict of the effects of homosexuality on their lives,” according to its website.

Mingo, who says he became a born-again Christian at age 17, spent nearly 30 years secretly involved in homosexual activity through anonymous encounters.

He claims “walked away from homosexuality” 21 years ago.

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Chris Hartman, director of the Kentucky Fairness Campaign, said the the billboard is offensive and hurtful and that “an organization like this really needs to be shut down.”

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