Wednesday, September 07, 2016

It's always about fear with the anti-lgbt right

In the 10 years I have been blogging, the religious right have decreased its reliance on junk and cherry-picked science to denigrate the lgbt community, but the central exploitation of fear still remains.

Case in point - a bill in Pennsylvania, which has a good chance of passing, would add sexual orientation and gender identity to the already existing state nondiscrimination ordinance law. It sounds simple, but the American Family Association fake new site, One News Now, is spinning the bill into a spooky "bathroom bondoogle" attack against the transgender community. It also is claiming that the law has negative consequence for churches, even while admitting that the law has a religious exemption

It even has a poll question, which further exploits this notion:

Junk science or no junk science, with the religious right, it's always about fear.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You can always tell none of the options say for example "Nothing will happen."
so it's a loaded question they ask.

Not surprising in the least. I've always pointed out the ridiculousness of the religious arguments. In fact I still wonder why people protest abortion when there's nothing in the Bible that specifically prohibits it. Sure there's the sin of Onan but hell that only applies to the man right?