Ex-gay cheerleader Janet Porter’s (pictured) Saturday event in Washington D.C., called “May Day 2010: A Cry To God For A Nation In Distress,” cost an estimated $70,000 people, and attracted just 300 passers-by. Among them: Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins, Generals International’s Cindy Jacobs, Peter Labarbera, Bob Knight, and Alan Keyes — all lovable ex-gay supporters. The following day, also in Washington D.C., GetEQUAL and other activist groups staged a Don’t Ask Don’t Tell protest. It cost approximately $0 (okay, park permits can run a couple hundred bucks), and attracted an estimated 100 people.
Neither publicity stunt accomplished anything.
After having spent a half million dollars on GetEqual’s half dozen stunts, they expected a “crowd” on Sunday. The fact that they were ignored should “demonstrate” that we know these stunts are not effective. Barney Frank was correct, these “immature” actions “don’t change any minds.”
@DR (the real one, not the guy who made post #12): There are more than 10 million people within a “few hours” of Washington D.C. – perhaps 10%, or 1 million are members of the LGBT Community.
100 people showed up. Apparently mostly “organizers.”
If we believed in these stunts – meaning we saw them as helpful or effective – we’d show up.