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Saturday, March 25, 2006

Exodus From A Frivolous Lawsuit

If if there was any doubt this would be the outcome, Exodus International has decided its supposed copyright on inane billboards isn't worth protecting afterall.

Via Wayne Besen:

'Ex-Gays' Drop Threat Of Parody Lawsuit

Like most bullies, the "ex-gay" group Exodus International backed down when a blogger shoved back against its threat of launching a frivolous lawsuit. The tussle was over a parody by Justin Watt on his blog JustinMania. The blogger says he exercised free speech when he made fun of the dumbass Exodus billboard, which said, "Gay? Unhappy? www.Exodus.to." Watt re-created the billboard on his site so it read, "Straight? Unhappy? www.gay.com."


Watt enlisted the help of the ACLU and the minute the cowardly lawyers of Exodus knew they could not intimidate and harass Watt without a fight, they tucked tail and ran. Apparently their empty threats were as phony as the lives of the clients they represent.

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