Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Family Research Council thinks lying about transgender troops is a Christian value

Tony Perkins and his group lie about trans soldiers defending their freedoms.

I feel secure in saying that repeatedly, I've proven on this blog that the Family Research Council, in spite of all its claims of being a "Christian" organization, has no problem with spreading outright lies and distortions in its quest to stamp down on LGBTQ equality.

However, in FRC's quest to keep it's sacred cow Donald Trump safe in the White House, the organization is obviously picking up his main bad habit; telling lies so pathetic that it takes no effort in refuting them.

Today's Washington Update FRC put out defending Trump's sad attempt to ban transgender men and women from the military is  a perfect example. The amount of lies and misdirection the Family Research used in just two paragraphs of the post left me shocked. In over 10 years of tracking and calling out the group, I thought I had seen the full length of its audacity. Apparently I hadn't:

Liberals have spent the last week insisting that Donald Trump's military policy is wrong -- but they certainly haven't come up with any compelling reasons why. While conservatives point to a laundry list of problems from the potential $3.7 billion price tag to "sensitivity" training, the Left's only defense seems to be trotting out photos of a former Navy SEAL Christopher (now Kristin) Beck. No one argues that Beck served his country with distinction -- but he never did so as a woman. He identified as a new gender after he was discharged, and even then, didn't publicly "come out" until two years later. As Donna Carol Voss points out in a great column for the Federalist, "6 Ridiculous Arguments in Favor of Transgender Soldiers," it's "disingenuous to say Beck is the first female Navy SEAL when that career ended two years before Christopher -- who was known for his beard -- transitioned to Kristin. There has never been a female Navy SEAL, only a male Navy SEAL who retired and took feminizing hormones."
Ask a liberal how Obama's policy actually improves readiness, and they'll respond one of two ways: with a personal story or a personal attack. Why? Because there hasn't been a single scientifically-based, rational military argument for it. Without psychology, top brass, or even popular opinion on their side, the Left resorts to a tired playbook -- distractions and name-calling. Fox News's Tucker Carlson found that out in his debate with New York Congressman Sean Maloney (D). Like most liberals, Maloney's go-to justifications for Obama's were Beck and transgender empowerment. Apparently, he thinks the military's job isn't winning wars but putting people on the path to self-actualization.

There are so many lies and misdirections here, I need to number them.

'Evangelical right continues to eagerly debase themselves for Trump' & other Wed midday news briefs

POTUS Shield: Trump’s Dominionist Prayer Warriors and the ‘Prophetic Order of the United States’ - Okay, make as many jokes as you like about Trump's "POTUS Shield," (POTUS Shield? That man needs several exorcisms) as long as you read this People for the American Way's report on the conservative evangelicals who see Trump as a way to "bring about the reign of God in America and the world." Don't laugh it off. They could bring immense problems to a lot of folks, especially the LGBTQ community.

The 7 Most Mind-Boggling Moments From Donald Trump’s Wall Street Journal Interview - Yes. THIS guy. That's who those so-called Christian people in the above news brief  are depending on. Is this real life or a vulgar graphic comic book? 

American Muslims Are Now More Accepting Of Homosexuality Than White Evangelicals - All I will say is that in America, the Muslim community has never given me problems. It was always the members of so-called Christian communities. 

Evil in Russia: Gays are being systematically eradicated from the republic of Chechnya - Siiigh!

Matt Barber: Republicans Will Have Blood On Their Hands For Defeating Transgender Surgery Ban - Gosh, he is such a "drama bitch."