Saturday, June 25, 2005

More on Zack and Love In Action

Back ground here.

An major update to this story happened when "Tennessee has began an investigation in response to allegations of child abuse at Love in Action, a Memphis facility that advertises homosexual conversion therapy for adolescents, according to the state department of health."

The Memphis blogsphere has succeeded in getting this story in the mainstream. Congratulations. Of course if the investigation discovers nothing, I wonder if they will shut up. Of course if the investigation ends up fining, sanctioning, or even shutting down Love in action, they would have succeeded in their goal. I actually think they did an impressive job of mobilizing support and getting the story heard, and by doing that has won a major victory. The rest is really our of their hands.

I first heard about this on the news this morning where it stated that a complaint was filed an anonymous person. I doubt that person actually had anything to do with love in action, but they have succeeded in their goal of getting an investigation.

What is important about this story is that this is the first case I have seen of a local group of bloggers (which I read and follow, but don't know any) actually push a story by brute force into the spotlight. After hearing the report on the news this morning, which left out any mention of blogers, I suspect this might be happening a lot.


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