Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Religious right continues to attack murdered ambassador

There seems to be this idea amongst religious right evangelicals that their religious freedoms are in danger. It's a lie, of course.

However, there is a huge number of people who have a serious problem with Christianity and it doesn't have a thing to do with their personal beliefs, i.e. atheism, but rather the actions of some people who call themselves Christians or those who consider themselves spokespeople of the evangelical right.

While they call themselves "Christians" and claim to stand for God, their actions are extremely unsavory.

Yesterday, I blogged about how some conservatives and religious right members were spreading ugly lies about Ambassador Chris Stevens, who was recently murdered due to an attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

They were saying that he was openly gay, deliberately sent to Libya by Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, and that his corpse was sodomized.

Michelangelo Signorile refuted these lies, but leave it to Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association to repeat them:

The saddest part about Fischer's lie is no matter how many times it will be refuted, he will continue to repeat it.

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'House Republican wants to reinstate DADT' and other Tuesday midday news briefs

Top House Republican Supports Reinstating ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ If GOP Wins In November - The repeal has been incredibly successful but Rep. Jordan wants to turn it back. Oh sure, he isn't homophobic. Not at all.  

Focus On The Family: There Are ‘A Variety Of Roads Into Homosexuality’ - Any chance that I can steer Nate Torrence, Dov Tiefenbach, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rainn Wilson, Noel Fischer, Rob Kardashian, or Jackie Earle Haley on any of those roads?

 Star Parker Warns Republicans to Speak Out Against Gay Rights or Lose God's Blessing - Forget not giving people good healthcare, not solving our problem with the homeless or hunger in America. Accepting marriage equality will be THE THING which will make God ever so pissed at this country.  

Yunel Escobar Homophobic Eye-Black Message: MLB Investigates Blue Jays SS For Gay Slur (PHOTO) - Oh Good Lord!

  Conversations I Don't Want to Have With My Son - Extremely poignant piece from a supportive mother. 

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One News Now manufactures a problem with the DADT repeal

Recently, the Pentagon reported that the repeal of DADT has gone smoothly without any problems to morale, recruitment or readiness.

However, that message seems to have been lost on the American Family Association's One News Now.

The fake news source recently published a piece which claimed that there have been a number of problems with the DADT repeal, but folks are afraid to speak out:

Retired Army Brigadier General Douglas Lee, board president of the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty, says troops who oppose openly homosexual military service don't dare say so.

 "Everywhere you look in the military, I think it'd be safe to say there's simply pressure to not rock the boat on this," he offers.

Lee says those who supported DADT have been effectively silenced. "There's no vehicle or way for them to express what they're thinking about these subjects -- they have to suck it up, as they say," continues the retired Army officer.

"There are people now who live in what I call a culture of fear and don't want to speak out about it.

"We get emails and letters and our chaplains get comments in their private sessions with people. There's a lot of discontent out there and concern about this issue." 

And that is the reason why I called One News Now a fake news source.

If there had been a legitimate problem with DADT that the military is not aware of, an actual publication would have conducted some type of investigation, making sure the public was aware of the contents of said "emails," "letters," and "comments."

Note that I said  "if there had been a legitimate problem."  For the most part, this "article" is nothing but hearsay pushed by an organization consumed with its sour grapes.

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