Monday, October 09, 2017

If the Family Research Council isn't a hate group, why can't it refute SPLC's charges?

You can run but you can't hide from your own words, FRC.

The Family Research Council continues to blast SPLC for calling it out as a hate group. I won't to showcase it's charges this time because they are no different than the last times. All you need to know is FRC continues to play a "weapons of mass destruction" game with SPLC by accusing the organization having "offshore accounts," supposedly denigrating Christians and slandering people.

What FRC doesn't do, what it hasn't done since this entire thing began, is refute SPLC's charges that it is a hate group. Bear in mind, SPLC didn't just make these charges. It supplied proof in terms of statements from FRC employees and detailed incidents. So it seems to me that if FRC isn't a hate group, why can't the group simply refute the things SPLC is saying?

The material is on the organization's webpage. 

Contrary to what the FRC has repeatedly claimed, we do not list the FRC as a hate group because of its opposition to gay marriage or because of its religious beliefs. Instead, we list the FRC because it engages in baseless, incendiary name-calling and spreads demonizing lies about the LGBT community. 
The FRC portrays gay people as sick, evil, perverted, incestuous and a danger to the nation. It insists that gay people are “fundamentally incapable” of providing good homes for children – a myth that has been rejected by all relevant scientific authorities. One of its key leaders has actually said that homosexual behavior should be criminalized.
Perhaps the FRC’s most dangerous lie is its claim that pedophilia is a “homosexual problem,” to use Perkins’ words. Here’s what the American Psychological Association says: “Despite a common myth, homosexual men are not more likely to sexually abuse children than heterosexual men are.” The APA adds, “There is no scientific support for fears about children of lesbian or gay parents being sexually abused by their parents or their parents’ gay, lesbian or bisexual friends or acquaintances.” 
Linking the LGBT community to pedophilia is not an expression of a religious belief, as Perkins would have it. It’s simply a lie – and a particularly ugly one at that. Constantly portraying gay people as sick, evil, perverted, incestuous and a danger to the nation simply adds fuel to the fire.

And then there are the statements. Such as this one:

“The videos are titled ‘It Gets Better.’ They are aimed at persuading kids that although they’ll face struggles and perhaps bullying for ‘coming out’ as homosexual (or transgendered or some other perversion), life will get better. … It’s disgusting. And it’s part of a concerted effort to persuade kids that homosexuality is okay and actually to recruit them into that lifestyle.” — FRC fundraising letter, August 2011

And these:

“The reality is, homosexuals have entered the Scouts in the past for predatory purposes.” – FRC Vice President Rob Schwarzwalder, on radio’s “The Janet Mefferd Show,” Feb. 1, 2013.

"We believe the evidence shows … that relative to the size of their population, homosexual men are more likely to engage in child sexual abuse than are heterosexual men." — Peter Sprigg, "Debating Homosexuality: Understanding Two Views." 2011.  
 “While activists like to claim that pedophilia is a completely distinct orientation from homosexuality, evidence shows a disproportionate overlap between the two. … It is a homosexual problem.” — FRC President Tony Perkins, FRC website, 2010

These are the very things FRC need to address if it wants to prove that it's not a hate group. But I have feeling that the group won't and we all know why.

So get used to the "hate group" label, Family Research Council. You earned it and you can't simply wipe it away.

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