By Jessica Elgot, Huffington Post
A Christian campaigner for gay “conversion” therapy who is taking Boris Johnson to the High Court for the right to advertise on London buses, has said he is making a stand for the rights of people like himself.
Dr Mike Davidson, of Core Issues Trust, designed posters based on Stonewall’s "Some people are gay. Get over it!" to be put on London red buses.
His posters read: “Not Gay! Ex-Gay, Post-Gay and Proud. Get over it!".
Dr Davidson, who describes himself as having had homosexual feelings supressed by therapy, enabling him to marry and have children, said he was campaigning for the right to be recognised.
He told HuffPost UK: “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 says the ad is not only offensive to gays but could lead to a retaliation against the wider Christian community.
The Huffington Post UK met Dr Davidson at the headquarters of Christian lobby group Christian Concern, which is backing his case, on the eve of the High Court case.
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