Well its about time! Mark Foley controversy part three
One good thing about this entire situation regarding former Congressman Mark Foley is how quickly we are defending ourselves against the claim that we gays are inclined to molest children.
The rhetoric from the anti-gay industry and their supporters is heating up:
" . . . studies show that homosexuals are disproportionately prone to pedophilia. The fact that Foley had contacted a male page for his photograph should have set warning bells ringing across Capitol Hill." - Ben Shapiro (http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=17367)
"Homosexuals reproduce sexually by molesting children. This creates a cycle of violence and disordered behavior that creates future generations of abusers and predators." - Jason Jones(http://www.christiannewswire.com/news/973281157.html)
And now Stephen Bennett has gotten in the act, offering his "expert" opinion on the so-called gay community. (http://www.standardnewswire.com/news/54318113.html)
For the record, Bennett is no expert in anything involving the gay community. He is just yet another "ex-gay for pay" that the anti-gay industry employs to make life harder for those of us who are content with our orientation.
But we have vigourous defenders who have gone on record disputing the notion that homosexuality and pedophilia is somehow connected.
Media Matters gave a sweet smackdown to Family Research Council head Tony Perkins (http://mediamatters.org/items/200610040014)
And now John Walsh of America's Most Wanted have come out in favor of the truth in this issue (http://thinkprogress.org/2006/10/04/walsh-foley/)
I feel safe in saying that very few are buying into the nonsense that Perkins, Shapiro and the rest are putting out. But that does not mean that they should be ignored. I am just willing to bet that when this blows over, we will have to deal with the controversy again. It may be a letter to the editor by supporters of the anti-gay industry or even a fundraising appeal, but we will have to deal with the Mark Foley situation again.
How we stand against the propaganda thrown against our community at this time will have definite repercussions in the future.
So that in mind, please inform yourselves and above all support sites like Ex-Gay Watch, Box Turtle Bulletin, Joe Brummer, and my humble self. Support us with monetary donations or hits.
And above all, educate yourselves so when people come at you with their lies, you can protect yourself both verbally and spiritually.