Friday, October 08, 2010

One News Now, Matt Barber dehumanizes recent suicide victims

Our "friend" at the Liberty Counsel, Matt Barber - the same person who defends countries persecuting lgbts - is accusing the lgbt community of exploiting the recent suicides of gay youths.

By way of the American Family Association's One News Now:

Four recent homosexual youth suicides have sparked a fresh cry for anti-bullying laws.

According to the Cyberbullying Research Center's survey of 4,400, one in five youths between the ages of 10 and 18 have been a victim of cyberbullying or admit to participating in it.

Matt Barber, director of cultural affairs for Liberty Counsel, thinks harassment and bullying of all children should be corrected immediately, but he also finds it "absolutely disgusting to watch as the Human Rights Campaign and other extremist gay pressure groups lick their chops and really rub their hands together over the tragic suicides of these troubled and sexually-confused young men. Before these kids have even been laid to rest, the radical homosexual lobbyists pounced."

He decides those groups are "shamelessly exploiting their deaths in order to further their own selfish political self-interests," and he feels their approach is political exploitation "at its slimiest."

Interesting how Barber and One News Now can refer to these children as "sexually confused" but didn't have the decency to say their names.

These children had names, guys.  Couldn't you have at least said their names? Or the circumstances which led to their deaths.

Naw, you wouldn't do that. That would be acknowledging them as human beings and calling attention to how your nonsense leads to the stigmatization of not only these children but all gay youth in general.

Their names were:
Seth Walsh
Asher Brown
Tyler Clementi
Raymond Chase

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Terri said...

Thank you for pulling together the links on the related suicides. I was able to share this easily with my sister and transgender nephew, including information about The Trevor Project. I am concerned about my nephew being bullied at school as he is very out with his transgender identity (good for him), but I know how rough it must be on him based on how ugly people can be on this topic.

BlackTsunami said...

You are welcome, Terri. I am so glad I was of help. ;p