Monday, June 01, 2015

Palmetto Family Council's anti-gay lies undercut by its allies

Oran Smith
"I think what we have here is – and I hate to use a term that is kind of threadbare or shopworn but – political correctness," he began, "and that is that there are certain positions that you're allowed to take in a democratic society; and then for some reason there are other positions that you're not allowed to take. And our past support for one man, one woman marriage in South Carolina somehow makes us toxic." - Oran Smith of the Palmetto Family Council

Smith is still fuming over the fact that pressure by South Carolina lgbt activists and their allies convinced Clemson coach Dabo Swinney not to attend PFC's upcoming fundraiser where he was to receive an award.

However, based who Smith chooses to tell his story to in the article, he isn't telling the entire truth.

A little advice, Oran. You shouldn't lie and try to make this situation solely about your stance on marriage equality, particularly when you consort with groups like the Family Research Council and the American Family Association who are known for demonizing the gay community with junk science studies, comparisons to the Nazi Party, and false claims that homosexuality and pedophilia are related.

People tend to see right through your weeping towel.

1 comment :

BJohnM said...

"...that there are certain positions that you're allowed to take in a democratic society; and then for some reason there are other positions that you're not allowed to take."

First off Oran, you are just wrong. You and your followers can, in our Democratic Republic based on our Constitution, take whatever position you want to take. You can say whatever you want to say, even if it is stupid, or bigoted, or a lie (up to certain points). Your freedoms are fully intact.

But, that doesn't exempt you from blowback, nor does it mean that others have to join your little hate party. For example, you could go around spouting the same beliefs as the skin-heads or the KKK. No one will stop you, but most decent, civilized South Carolinian's will no longer want to associate with you. And while America still has work to do on racism, even if you've got a white sheet and hood in the back of your closet, you wouldn't go out without the hood. And now, much to your chagrin, you're finding out that America's belief system is also leaving you in the dust when it comes to equality for LGBT people.

My suggestion Oran, get used to it. Because there is some truth to what you say about not being able to take certain positions...if you want decent people to associate with you.