Monday, March 21, 2011

AFA teams up with Ugandan anti-gay bill supporter against pro-lgbt legislation

Just when I thought I had seen it all from the American Family Association's One News Now, the phony news service finds new ways to astound me with its lack of judgment and good taste.

Children in California are already required to learn about the social contributions of African-Americans, women, Asians, Native Americans, and a host of other groups. And a new bill will include lgbts to that list.

The bill would also prohibit prevent school officials to make negative comments about lgbts, which is nothing out of the unusual because schools are already prohibited from adopting classroom material which reflect negatively on anyone's race, sex, color, creed, disability, national origin or ancestry.

However, as we've seen with Obama's anti-bullying initiative, some from the religious right feel that lgbts shouldn't be respected like other groups. In this case, One News Now pushed a one-sided hatchet job against the California bill, which isn't a surprise.

It's who the publication decided to quote as its only source for the story which is a shock:

Dr. Scott Lively, president of Defend the Family International, tells OneNewsNow that now is the time for Christians to voice their concern.

"And politics is a part of every church, it's part of every family -- and frankly, the reason we're suffering the consequences that we are is because the church has abdicated its responsibilities to be stewards of civil society."

The bill would mandate that teachers, textbooks, and materials present a positive image of the LGBT lifestyle.

"This isn't about tolerance. This isn't even about acceptance," Lively emphasizes. "This is about celebration and even goes further than that -- the next step after that is forced acceptance; you're coerced into being pro-gay."

This is the same Scott Lively who went to Uganda in 2009 and spread a mess of lies about lgbts. These lies created a aura of persecution which led to the vicious murder of gay activist David Kato, not to mention that dreadful "Kill the gays" bill which may be debated on as recent as this week.

This is the same Scott Lively who in the past has:

helped write a highly discredited book which claimed that the Nazi Party was the creation of the gays in Germany,

tried to sanitize the discredited junk science of Paul Cameron, 

blamed lgbts in America and Europe for Uganda's ugly homophobic bill rather than the lies he and others spread there, and 

advocated "criminalizing homosexuality"as far back as 2007. In a piece entitled Letter to the Russian People, Lively had this to say:

My philosophy is to leave homosexuals alone if they keep their lifestyle private, and not to force them into therapy if they don't want it. However, homosexuality is destructive to individuals and to society and it should never publicly promoted. The easiest way to discourage gay pride parades and other homosexual advocacy is to make such activity illegal in the interest of public health and morality.

So this man is the person whom One News Now felt is a reliable source that a pro-lgbt bill in California is a danger?

It certainly tells a lot about the supposed Christian mindset of One News Now, doesn't it? Especially in light of the fact that the publication didn't even make mention of Lively's "work" in Uganda.

Seems to me that One News Now just made the case for the California bill. If Lively opposes it, then it must be a good thing.

Related posts:

Scott Lively's homophobia in living and repulsive color

Did Scott Lively's homophobic 'nuclear bomb' cause a death in Uganda?

Homophobe tries to play Joan of Arc when he really should try out for Lady MacBeth

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1 comment:

EvilPoet said...

Dear God,

If you exist, please come and pick up all the trash you left behind. The sooner the better. The stench coming from it is overwhelming and getting worse by the minute.

Thanks in advance,
The Loyal Opposition