Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Group supports anti-gay laws while speaking against anti-Christian persecution

Brian Brown
Courtesy of Jeremy Hooper of GLAAD comes the news that NOM President Brian Brown has joined, CitizenGO, an international group dedicated to spreading anti-gay animus across the world:

CitizenGO, which is based in Madrid (where Brian recently delivered a speech), is essentially a petitioning platform focused on global issues. In addition to considerable focus on marriage inequality, CitizenGO also promotes and/or directs campaigns in support of speakers who claim that "homosexual activists have played a integral role in the rise of Fascist politics, including Nazism," against the World Health Organization's supposed "promotion" of homosexuality, against Canadian pride parades, and much more.

Hooper even points out that CitizenGo was one of the organizations who endorsed the laws against alleged "gay propaganda" in Russia, laws which have led to widespread violence and other forms of persecution against Russia's lgbt community.

As vile enough as that is, here is something a bit more stomach churning. If one were to go to CitizenGo's twitter address, one would see several tweets speaking against the persecution of Christians in foreign countries, as well as pictures like such:

Where is the consistency or integrity? How can a group who supports or minimizes the persecution of one group stand against the persecution of another.

Since when do supposed Christian groups make a pecking order out of  who deserves dignity, respect, and safety?

'American 'Christian' groups supported Nigerian anti-gay persecution laws' and other Tuesday midday news briefs

Dozens arrested for being gay in north Nigeria - Guess who we have to thank for this persecution in Nigeria? One guess. 

US Conservative Groups Supported Nigerian Anti-Gay Law That Led to Wave of Arrests - Those so-called "morality, pro-family" groups and spokespeople in America. So now it's not just anti-gay propaganda they are hiding behind "deeply held religious beliefs." They are hiding persecution behind it, too. Of course they haven't commented about the arrests. Must be too busy talking about 'Duck Dynasty.'  

Does NOM really believe its 'once and for all' silliness? - Meanwhile, NOM is rocked by so many losses on the marriage equality front that the organization is fooling itself to think that a federal anti-gay marriage amendment can pass.

  These Grandfathers Getting Married Might Just Make You Well Up - This moving story makes sure that all is not doom and gloom in today's news briefs.  

Maine AG says state will recognize Utah same-sex marriages - Excellent!

  Michigan's Foremost Anti-Gay Republican Just Had A Very Hateful Week On Facebook - In which we find out the answer to the question just how anti-gay do you have to be to make your fellow Republicans sick of you.

Twelve-year-old defends marriage equality, his family

When members of organizations such as the Family Research Council and the National Organization for Marriage and others who oppose marriage equality begin their talking point tangents about how supposedly "the most optimum home for a child is that with a mother and a father," they always conveniently forget that lgbts are already raising children and are doing it quite well.

Twelve-year-old Riley Hackford-Peer reminds not only them, but all of us about that simple fact.

From the Huffington Post:

A 12-year-old boy is reminding us this week of the true meaning of marriage and family. Standing before a boisterous crowd of marriage equality supporters inside the state capitol in Salt Lake City on Friday, Riley Hackford-Peer spoke about his experiences as a child of gay parents and the love they've shown him and his younger brother through the years. "I'm here today to talk about love, family and equal rights," Hackford-Peer told the cheering crowd. "Some people do not believe that I'm from a loving family because my moms are gay -- they are wrong. I love my moms, and my moms love me and my brother, unconditionally."