Wednesday, May 08, 2013

'Spotlighting and combating 'fake Christian victimology' used against the lgbt community

Editor's note - today's news briefs features a special look on something that we will unfortunately being hearing more about - fake Christian victimology.

When Christians become a 'hated minority' - IN SPITE OF the title, this is a rather good article which looks at both sides of the debate. I particularly liked how the author interviewed the Southern Poverty Law Center's Mark Potok. HOWEVER, I also feel the author made the same mistake others make when they approach the subject of fake Christian victimology. He didn't challenge religious right figures such as Peter Sprigg on the hateful language or the claims they make against the lgbt community. In this debate about fake Christian victimology, there needs to be a detailed look at the junk science spouted by the religious right about the lgbt community and the researcher complaints about how their work is constantly distorted by the religious right.

Reach America's High School Anti-Christian Bullying Video Calls For An 'Army' To Save America's Souls - because if there isn't a detailed look, the religious right gets away with junk like this. 

Rick Perry, Fox News and Religious Right Activists Jump on Fabricated Case of Christian Persecution - And people like Fox News' Todd Starnes can create false stories of anti-Christian persecution.  

Peter Sprigg And The Values Victim Caucus - When fake Christian victimology is debated, voices like Wayne Besen's need to be heard. 

 Bryan Fischer: Inclusive immigration reform would be 'importing' 'sexual dysfunction'- Comments like this need to be brought to the forefront.

 How They See Us: Unmasking the Religious Right War on Gay America - Because what we are talking about here isn't anti-Christian persecution but a certain segment of the population not being honest about their claims and attacks on the lgbt community, something which is decades old.


Jeff C. said...

Thank you for the info :)

Martín Caballero said...

The "Values Vvictim Caucus" link is duplicated.

BlackTsunami said...

Thanks for spotting that, Martin. The correction has been made.