Thursday, June 03, 2010

Family Research Council accused of undermining support for resolution against Uganda's anti-gay bill

The Family Research Council claims to stand against the lgbt community because it believes in "traditional morality.".

However, according to blogger Joe Jervis, the organization's idea of "traditional morality" includes undermining Congressional support for a resolution denouncing the Ugandan "kill the gays" bill:

According to the FRC's official lobbying report for the first quarter of 2010, they paid two two of their henchmen $25,000 to lobby Congress against approving a resolution denouncing Uganda's plan to execute homosexuals. The resolution passed in the Senate on April 13th, but remains languished in the House almost four months after being referred to the Foreign Affairs Committee. Did the FRC's lobbying kill it? As we learned last week with Malawi, international pressure CAN sway even the most virulently anti-gay government.

To make matters more interesting, Jervis has three screencaps of the FRC lobbying report saved on his site. The resolution, H.RES.1064., is marked as "pro homosexual promotion."

Opposition to gay rights or any progression of the lgbt community has been a hallmark of FRC since its inception in 1981 even to the point that the group published "research papers" supposedly proving that homosexuality is a "dangerous lifestyle.  FRC removed several of these "research papers" from its web page, claiming that some of the sources were outdated. However, the organization continued to use the same sources in new "research papers."

FRC also employs Peter Sprigg as its Council Senior Fellow for Policy Studies. Sprigg has, in the past, called for the deportation of gays and lesbians out of the United States and outlawing "gay behavior."

Evan Hurst of Truth Wins Out, an organization which combats groups like FRC, said this new revelation is not surprising.

"Fundamentalist groups like to bitch ad nauseam that mean old gay groups and journalists are the real haters, but yet I don’t think any of us have ever advocated for or supported jail sentences or the death penalty for Fundamentalist Christians," he said.

David Bahati, the creator of the Ugandan anti-gay bill, recently said that some evangelicals in America have privately told him that they support his bill.

After this revelation about the FRCs' lobbying efforts, one has to wonder if maybe his claim was correct.

Related posts:

Family Research Council's anti-lgbt stance built on distortions

Family Research Council pushes bogus report supporting DADT

  
Family Research Council continues to use 'outdated' work

Ugandan anti-gay bill creator wallows in the filth of his own homophobia


 

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1 comment :

The Shaman Of Hedon said...

Hey Alvin, I tried to e-mail this to you but I couldn't find an addy here or on Pam's, so while slightly off-topic, (Boo to the FRC obviously) I wanted to show you the still unanswered e-mail I sent to our dear friend Petey, both because I think you'll like it and because I want to know how to put one of those countdown thingies on it to note how much time passes before he replies, if ever.

http://trinityofhedon.blogspot.com/2010/06/my-letter-to-peter-labarbera-coward-of.html