Bloody hell! Soon after news broke that a Christian group was given the green-light to post anti-gay adverts on center-city buses, London mayor Boris Johnson used his executive power to block the whole cockamamie campaign, reports The Guardian.
The ads, taken out by Core Issues Trust, read: “Not gay! Ex-gay, post-gay and proud. Get over it!” (See above.) Core Issues’ leader, Mike Davies, has been known to make statements like “homoerotic behavior is sinful.”
While ex-gay therapy has taken even another hit recently with the retraction of the only real piece of evidence propping it up, the Guardian writes that the campaign was a response to a pro-gay bus advert campaign:
The campaign is an explicit attempt to hit back at gay rights group Stonewall, which ran its own bus advert saying: “Some people are gay. Get over it.” The Christian groups have used the same black, red and white colour scheme as Stonewall and accuses it of promoting the “false idea that there is indisputable scientific evidence that people are born gay.”
Mayor Johnson said of his decision: “London is one of the most tolerant cities in the world and intolerant of intolerance. It is clearly offensive to suggest that being gay is an illness that someone recovers from and I am not prepared to have that suggestion driven around London on our buses.”