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Christian fundamentalist takes ‘gay cure’ poster fight to High Court

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By John Glenday, Reporter

February 28, 2013 | 2 min read

A Christian fundamentalist determined to mount an inflammatory poster campaign on London buses is to take Boris Johnson to the High Court for blocking the bid.

Dr Mike Davidson is keen to promote his gay ‘conversion’ therapy with a series of posters emblazoned with the message ‘Not Gay! Ex-Gay, Post-Gay and Proud. Get over it!’ – a twist on a similar campaign by gay rights group Stonewall.

Davidson claims to have suppressed his own gay tendencies and is now campaigning for others who may be in a similar boat.

Speaking to HuffPost UK Davidson said: “I am tired of being told I am a repressed gay and that I am homophobic. It’s too easy folks, it belittles me because I disagree, and that is not right. It is profoundly uncomfortable that we cannot talk about this.

“We are not damaging gay folk, we are damaging people that do not want to go in that direction and want to seek help, but cannot.”

Johnson has blocked the ads on the grounds that they are offensive to gays and could ferment a backlash against Christians.

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