Monday, August 08, 2011

Tony Perkins demonstrates the lie of Rick Perry's prayer rally

Watch this video attack on the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) by the Family Research Council. And then allow me to tell you the full story:

Sounds shocking, don't it? Well it's a damn lie. From Media Matters comes the real story:

In a May 19, 2005, article, The Boston Globe reported:
Fenway Community Health officials yesterday said they left about 10 copies of the ''Little Black Book" on an informational table they rented at a conference sponsored by the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network of Boston. The annual event, held on April 30 at Brookline High School, was aimed at high school students, educators, counselors, administrators, and parents.
The ''Little Black Book," produced by the AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts, is targeted at 18-and-older gay men, according to the committee. The book uses vivid descriptions and colloquial terms to describe the ways HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases can be prevented and spread.
A Fenway Community Health employee brought the pamphlets along with other materials and put them on the table by mistake, said Chris Viveiros, a spokesman for Fenway Community Health.
''Fenway Community Health regrets accidentally making available a small number of copies of the Little Black Book, an HIV-prevention publication for gay and bisexual men over the age of 18, at an event where young people were present," said Dr. Stephen Boswell, Fenway Community Health's president and CEO.


 From the Globe article:
Sean Haley, executive director of the education network (GLSEN), which sponsored the conference, added: ''We have very clear policies that sexually explicit material of any kind will not be made available at the conference. Had I seen the book, I would have asked them to put it away."
At the start of the event, Haley said, network officials scanned each of the 10 tables it had rented, for $35 apiece, to outside groups. He said nobody saw the pamphlet at the time. ''We're just going to have to be more rigorous in our review of materials," he said.
Haley said that about 500 people attended the conference, roughly half of them students. He said only ''a handful" were younger than high-school aged.
On May 18, 2005, WHDH 7News Boston's Sean Hennessey reported that Brookline Superintendent of Schools William H. Lupini says that "none of his students, he believes, took the [Fenway] book home."

So why is this important? Because 1:08 of the following footage in which Perkins is praying for America's repentance:

Seems to me that a man who will bear false witness has no call to pray for anyone else's repentance but his own.

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1 comment:

Steven B said...

Health department employees accidentally make a book available to teens intended to reduce HIV exposure, and no one can complain because same-sex marriage is legal? That's quite a leap. How can Perkins sleep knowing he intentionally lies and misleads?