-Here Are 100 People Freaking Out Over Arizona's Fake "Gay-To-Straight Programs"
The story purportedly quotes Governor Jan Brewer, Sheriff Joe Arpaio, and the guy who runs an organization called People Can Change, which (actually) advertises itself as "Men who have resolved unwanted same-sex attractions supporting others seeking similar change."
It's hard to see how anyone read through the fake quote from Arpaio without any skepticism (although we suppose it's plausible):
Sheriff Joe Arpaio who runs some of the toughest jails and prisons in the country applauds Brewer's decision. "Less gays in our jails makes for a smoother running prison system. There will be no more prancing around along with all the other gay activities that homosexuals like to do," Arpaio said. "More importantly, we as parents can now sleep a little better at night just knowing there will be less gays out there wandering the streets trying to molest our children. I'm excited about this and I know all Arizonians are too."Judging by our Facebook feed, and various other forums, people ate this up.
Let us reiterate: It's the fakest fake, written by the fakest fakers in Fakeville.
In fact, People Can Change has since updated its website to try to tell people that the whole Arizona thing is fake:
If you fell for this one, we have a question: Did you know gullible is the only word that's not in the dictionary? Check it out.
If you want to read the whole "report," click here.
UPDATE 10:49 a.m.: For those still not convinced the story's fake, see the evidence on the next page.