Tuesday, November 05, 2013

'Christian' group continues to victimize transgender child

In its attempt to defeat a recently passed bill in California which would protect the rights of transgender students, a religious right group, Pacific Justice Institute, helped to spread a story about a Colorado transgender high school student allegedly harassing other female students in the bathroom.

The story was a lie and it was debunked as such, causing several publications to issue retractions or pull their reporting of the story. PJI tried to backtrack,  attempting to claim that it was "merely" highlighting the fact that a transgender student was using the bathroom and putting other students' privacy at risk. However, PJI continues to target the child, causing her to go on suicide watch.

The organization has just come out with a video showcasing the supposed "victims" of the transgender student's alleged harassment; a harassment that the organization admitted NEVER HAPPENED. This is goes beyond shameful. The idea that a supposed Christian organization would continue to push a debunked story even though it is specifically harming an innocent child is reprehensible on so many levels:

Hat tip to Gayrva.com and especially The Transadvocate who led the way in debunking this awful lie.

'Family Research Council spokesman caught lying about support for Ugandan anti-gay bill' and other Tuesday midday news briefs

Peter Sprigg flat-out lies; claims FRC never supported Ugandan law that it *TOTALLY* did support - And this is how you catch religious right spokespeople in lies. 

Pat Robertson Created Group Behind Massive Anti-Gay Hate In Hawaii’s Marriage Hearings - Those who oppose marriage equality in Hawaii are throwing everything against the wall to keep it from happening, so of course the "diseased homosexual" lie comes up.  

Why The Hawaiian Citizens’ Filibuster Against Marriage Equality Accomplishes Nothing - And Zack Ford points out why these efforts will most likely fail.  

False Right Wing Talking Points Never Die - That's lesson 1 you learn when tracking anti-gay lies. No matter how many times the lie is refuted, these folks will repeat it

Bryan Fischer voices what the religious right attempts to hide

My honest opinion is that all of this junk religious right groups are pushing against ENDA is a dodge. The truth is with or without religious exemptions, many of these groups just don't want to support the idea that lgbt citizens should be protected from job and housing discrimination.

And why is that? Well no one can articulate this better than Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association:

There are so many things inaccurate with what this man says that it will make your head spin.