Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Family Research Council fails at attempt to smear same-sex couples

The Family Research Council has smeared every aspect of lgbtq life, so of course the organization has to go after same-sex families.

In an absolutely ridiculous attempt, FRC attacked a recent study, All Children Matter, which looked at the inequalities children in same-sex households face. To help with the smear, FRC used an old distorted claim:
The report says "unequal treatment and social stigma" harm these kids, while stubbornly refusing to acknowledge that the destruction of the natural family is the greater threat. Still, some may argue that providing legal "protections" to kids of homosexual parents (by legalizing same-sex "marriage") wouldn't hurt anyone else. Yet scholar Stanley Kurtz has pointed out that in the Netherlands, "a remarkable and long-lasting spike in its out-of-wedlock birthrate" resulted from recognition of homosexual partnerships and same-sex "marriage," because "once marriage stops being about binding mothers and fathers together for the sake of their children, the need to get married gradually disappears." We can't afford to let that happen here. 

But here is the facts about Kurtz's claim that FRC didn't mention.

In 2004, Kurtz, who was affiliated with the Hoover Institute (a right-wing think tank) at the time had written a theory that said when gay marriage was introduced in the Netherlands, it destroyed marriage in general by leading to more out-of-wedlock births.

However, during testimony in front of the House Judiciary Committee later that year,  Kurtz admitted he had no proof that same-sex marriage led to out of wedlock births in the Netherlands. When pressed by Rep. Jerome Nadler (D-NY),  Kurtz admitted that he was merely making a systematic argument.

In other words, he took two events and said that one (same-sex marriage) led to the other (out of wedlock births) without providing any evidence of such.

To tell the truth, I am rather disappointed in this latest FRC lie. Usually the organization provides more care in the propaganda it uses against the gay community.

Someone is definitely not on the ball today.

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'NOM continues to steal from Obama rallies' and other Tuesday midday news briefs

Photo: A mutant strain of NOM misrepresentation (Part 2) - So AFTER getting caught stealing a photo from an Obama rally, what does the National Organization for Marriage do? Why steal another photo from another Obama rally of course. Of course those of us who know NOM shouldn't be surprised at its dirty tricks, but it doesn't hurt to keep a tab on the organization's unscrupulous activities.

Santorum Touts Support For Criminalizing Sodomy - There he goes again. And he has the nerve to whine that WE are picking on HIM.

Report details inequities for kids of gay parents
- These are the families Brian Brown, Tony Perkins, NOM, FRC, and the rest of that bunch don't want you to not think about.

Petulant: Archdiocese of NY director 'refuses to link' to cited gay news source - If you are making claims about something, openly refusing to link to the source of your claims doesn't help your credibility my friend.

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'Gays want children' - visual history of a lie

1977 - Anita Bryant during the legendary campaign to overturn a non-discrimination ordinance in FL

“As a mother, I know that homosexuals cannot biologically reproduce children, therefore, they must recruit our children’

 1986 - a Concerned Women for America endorsed comic book 

2010 - the National Organization for Marriage:

No mainstream or legitimate medical organization has ever said that gays are harmful to children.  In fact, several groups -  the American Psychological Association, the National Association of Social Workers, the American Academy of Child Psychiatrists and the Child Welfare League of America - say just the opposite.

But who cares, huh? Why stop a successful lie?

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