Monday, June 29, 2009
The religious right thinks that character assasination is a Christian virtue
That piece I was going to write, The American College of Pediatricians and the Laundering of Junk Science, is going to have to wait until tomorrow morning due to the above ad.
The Family Research Council have now pulled out the big guns in its pitiful attempt to get GLSEN founder Kevin Jennings removed as head of the Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools at the Dept. of Education.
The organization has begun a huge campaign complete with a webpage along with the above monstrosity as an ad.
First it was the "Jennings is teaching our children how to have gay sex" lie. Then it was "Jennings did not report the sexual abuse of a child" lie. Now FRC is jumping on the reliable "Jennings is trying indocrinate America's children into homosexuality" lie.
Through this campaign, FRC is manipulating Jennings's words against him. Of course they are being taken out of context.
Jeremy from Goodasyou.org have broken down this lie in an excellent post.
Some of us may find the entire situation funny. However to me, it's disgusting that FRC is trying to destroy Jennings simply because he is a gay man who believes that lgbt children should be protected.
That's what this is all about. Jennings scares them.
Jennings is helping to create a world where lgbt children are not afraid to come out of the closet and heterosexuals are not afraid of lgbts.
In this world, fear and ignorance cannot take root.
And we all know that the religious right thrive on fear and ignorance. They rely on scaring America's families with lies that aggressive lgbts will be invading their homes and schools and snatching away their children like some boogieman in old fairy tales.
Jennings via his work with GLSEN reminds folks that this country and its schools belong to lgbts as well as heterosexuals. He reminds folks that we have families too and our families deserve protection and respect.
Let's not allow FRC to take Jennings down, PERIOD.
Other HB/HM posts on Kevin Jennings and the religious right:
The war against Kevin Jennings - now it's getting pathetic
Attacks on Kevin Jennings sleazy, un-Christian
More right wing lunacy on Kevin Jennings courtesy of Kevin McCullough
More attacks on GLSEN'S Kevin Jennings - Now the Family Research Council gets in the act'
'Fistgate' and President Obama - religious right pushes a pitiful attempt of guilt by association