Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Bob Schieffer tells truth about Family Research Council, anti-gay right goes into orbit

Bob Schieffer
Anti-gay conservatives are criticizing CBS News' Bob Schieffer for correctly identifying one of his guests as the president of an anti-gay "hate group," accusing him of "anti-Christian bias" for doing so. The outrage over Schieffer's disclosure highlights why it's so important for the media to hold extremists accountable for their views when they appear.

During the April 26 edition of CBS' Face the Nation, Schieffer invited Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council (FRC), to discuss the Supreme Court's upcoming oral arguments on marriage equality. Schieffer began the interview by noting that FRC has been listed as an anti-gay "hate group" by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and citing critics who argue that Perkins' extreme views don't represent the views of most Christians . . .

The right-wing outrage following Schieffer's interview illustrates why it's so important for the media to properly identify members of hate groups when using them as sources or booking them as guests. Hate group leaders like Perkins know that they won't be taken seriously if audiences are informed about the fringe extremism that motivates their anti-LGBT politics. Hate groups thrive when they're able to disguise themselves in the mainstream media as serious, reasonable policy organizations.

Perkins will likely think twice before agreeing to appear on CBS again, and that's a good thing. Hate groups should be afraid of the sunlight and accountability that results from appearances in major media, which has a responsibility to reveal the agenda behind the facade.

Read the entire piece - Why Anti-Gay Conservatives Are So Mad At Bob Schieffer

'THE LAWSUIT, anti-gay parenting parenting study debunked again, Ben Carson don't know civics' & other Wednesday midday news briefs

Nebraska Woman Sues Gays On Behalf Of God And Jesus - Yes, we have all heard it of. Some have had a good laugh, while others have called it "click-bait." I personally think she is a personification of anti-lgbt mania. Remember, prominent anti-gay leader Rick Scarborough once advocated a "class-action" lawsuit against lgbts. 

Click here IF you want to read her hand-written seven page petition. And below is the video of how I would enter the courtroom to testify (as a witness for the lgbt community, of course):

In much more vital news:  

New Research Further Debunks Regnerus Study On Gay Parenting - I really HOPE Regnerus enjoyed that money he received for his pathetically bad study, seeing that it cost him what little integrity he had.

Texas Teens Score Prom Victories In Face Of Anti-Gay Bigotry From GOP State Lawmakers: VIDEO - I LOVE the way our lgbt children are fighting homophobia . . . and winning.

More Americans Are Comfortable With A Gay Presidential Candidate Than With An Evangelical One - Ooooooo! The anti-gay right will be aaaaangry!  

The New York Times Launched A Series Of Editorials On Transgender Rights - Wonderful! And it's about time, too.  

Ben Carson: Federal Government Doesn't Need To Recognize Gay Marriage SCOTUS Ruling - For someone who said he wouldn't talk about lgbts issues again . . .