Saturday, August 20, 2011

16 reasons why the Family Research Council is a hate group

Tony Perkins of the hate group the Family Research Council recently had the temerity to attack the Obama Administration for its participation in the "It Gets Better" campaign. This is the campaign designed to raise the self-esteem of lgbtq youth and raise awareness of the problems they encounter with bullying.

Perkins called it immoral and actually accused the "It Gets Better" campaign of "recruiting" children into homosexuality.

Rather than call Perkins a lying SOB, I think it would be more pertinent to remind folks of just who is immoral in this case by giving 16 very good reasons why Perkins should stop speaking on the so-called immorality of others and ask himself is he truly right with God.

So now I present 16 reasons why the Family Research Council is a hate group. Granted, there are probably more but if I were to list them all, I would be here all day:

August 15, 2011 - GLSEN (the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network) issues a cease-and-desist letter against the Family Research Council demanding that the organization remove video falsely accusing GLSEN of distributing an explicit safe-sex guide to children. FRC subsequently changed the video, tacitly admitting that it was pushing a falsehood against GLSEN.

June 13, 2011 - Two years after claiming to remove "studies" from its website because they contained "outdated material," FRC sneaks the studies back on its website. One of the studies includes citations to the work of Paul Cameron, a highly discredited research.

February 28, 2011
- In order to defend the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), FRC distorts research in order to compare gay men to pedophiles.

February 16, 2011 - FRC spokesman Peter Sprigg makes the claim that same-sex households are inferior to two-parent heterosexual households by using studies which have nothing to do with same-sex households. Sprigg, by the way, has earlier voiced opinions that gays should be deported out of the United States:

and that "homosexual behavior" should be criminalized:

September 15,2010 - Perkins and the right-wing LifeSiteNews mischaracterize a study to make a claim that domestic violence happens at a high level in lgbt relationships.

August 13, 2010 -  Sprigg claims that openly gay Obama appointee David Hansell will cut funds from states that don't allow gay adoption. Sprigg claims that "private sources" told him so. Strangely enough, original article where Sprigg made this claim, the right-wing  was pulled.

July 29, 2010 - The Family Research Council distorts the words of AIDS researcher Ronald Stall to make the case against the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell and ENDA (Employment Non-Discrimination Act.)

July 6, 2010 - Sprigg pushes a pamphlet, The Top Ten Myths About Homosexuality,which not only repeats discredited anti-lgbt accuracies but exposes a bit of trickery on Sprigg's part. He cites only part of pro-lgbt information which talks about diseases and negative behaviors but omits the information which talks about how homophobia plays a part in these diseases and negative behaviors.

May 10, 2010 -  The Family Research Council distorts the words of President Obama's director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management John Berry.

April 16, 2010 - Tony Perkins makes a false accusation that homosexuality and pedophilia are connected by using a Netherlands study which doesn't even prove his point.

January 7, 2010 - The Family Research Council exploits the presidential appointment of transgender Amanda Simpson to call ENDA (Employment Non-Discrimination Act) a "Crossdresser Protection Bill."

November 23, 2009
- The Family Research Council was caught distorting Congresswoman Diana DeGette's words to make her seem like she was espousing religious bigotry.

November 18, 2009 - The Family Research Council spliced footage of then EEOC nominee Chai Feldblum to make the case against Obama choosing her.

October 27, 2009
- In an attack on lgbt seniors, the Family Research Council echoes the phony belief of Paul Cameron that lgbts don't live long enough to become elderly.

October 01, 2009 - In Congressional testimony, Perkins practices the "sin of omission" in his testimony against ENDA (Employment Non-Discrimination Act).

May 20, 2009 - The Family Research Council pushes a fraudulent study, Comparing the Lifestyles of Homosexual Couples to Married Couples. It's a bad study specifically because it uses outdated work and compares married United States couples to unmarried gay couples in casual relationships from other parts of the world.

I think a verse from the Bible would best describe Perkins and the Family Research Council:

Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter. - Isaiah 5:20

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Dawn said...

Fantastic blog post, Alvin. It's all so clear and undeniable when it's laid out like this. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Good rap sheet on the lies perpetuated and propagated by the likes of FRC.

If Goebbels were alive today he'd toast his students at FRC because tey keep repeating the same lie, hoping it will at some point become truth.

But thanks to folks like you Alvin, their agenda is exposed for what it is, anti-gay animus. They'd rather see us all dead.

Anonymous said...

Someday Miss Tonette will be caught getting her luggage lifted and we can all nod our heads knowingly.

This was a brilliant post. Thanks so much.

Bart said...

This is anecdotal; granted; but in response to the absurd statement by an AFA source of weak fertilizer; that gay men don't live long enough to be elderly, a significant news item comes from Berlin, Germany.A man named Rudolf Brazda passed away at the age of 98,on August 03, 2011. He was the last known gay survivor of the Nazi death camps of WWII. He'd been held at Buchenwald for about 3 years, & described his experience there as a "descent into hell". 'truthspew'is right. There are men of history who would be enormously proud of the people associated with such groups as the AFA & Focus on the Family. Men with names like Himmler, Eichmann, & Mengele. Their opposition to our very existence; when based on religious beliefs; are protected by law.But they have never limited themselves to the camel droppings of Leviticus, & have consistently used lies, slander, & defamation. This is unethical, dishonest & odious; but more importantly; it exposes LGBT Americans to violence & discrimination. Is there no room here for a class action lawsuit?

Anonymous said...

Clueless. It is NEVER hate to be a messenger for God and his standards....

BlackTsunami said...

I sincerely HOPE that you don't think that these actions by the Family Research Council are examples of God's standards.

Anonymous said...

I would like to encourage you to read the Bible and see for yourself what God says. Saying someone is a bully and a headless monster is hate speech, not speaking facts!

BlackTsunami said...

Obviously you did not read what was written here. These are facts, not hate speech, because FRC is guilty of all of these actions. The Bible does speak about lies and bearing false witness. Perhaps you need to read it for a refresher course.

Anonymous said...

I don't think you understand how class action lawsuits work. However I agree the AFA is misguided