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.

'Jeff Sessions consulted with anti-LGBTQ hate group before issuing 'religious liberty' memo' & other Mon midday news briefs

Jeff Sessions consulted with an anti-LGBT hate group before issuing his memo. Knowledge is power. Let's give the world power. 

Trump and Sessions roll back LGBTQ protections, fulfilling promise to hate group Alliance Defending Freedom - Not only did Sessions promise this to ADF, according to this article, he consulted with ADF to create the infamous guidance memo. 

 The main thing you need to remember about ADF

 Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) is the largest anti-LGBTQ hate group in the nation and is representing plaintiff Jack Phillips in the upcoming Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission Supreme Court case. The case may determine whether businesses serving the public have the right to discriminate against LGBTQ people under the guise of “religious” or “artistic freedom.” ADF is also currently part of a joint effort, alongside a number of other anti-LGBTQ groups and hate groups, to undermine the “hate group” designation made by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). As such it has co-signed two letters opposing the designation and formally joined an “SPLCexposed” campaign. The group has supported a number of extreme, anti-LGBTQ positions, including criminalizing homosexuality. ADF (then called the Alliance Defense Fund) formally supported the criminalization of sodomy in the U.S. in 2003 when it filed an amicus brief in Lawrence v. Texas defending state sodomy laws in which it called “same-sex sodomy … a distinct public health problem.”  
When the court struck down anti-sodomy laws, ADF called the ruling “devastating” and continued its work supporting the criminalization of gay sex abroad, including in Jamaica, Belize, and India. According to SPLC, ADF representatives regularly slander and demonize LGBTQ people, including by pushing the myth that pedophilia and “homosexual behavior” are “often intrinsically linked.” An affiliated lawyer has also called marriage equality a sign of the “degradation of our human dignity” that has “led to a deification of deviant sexual practices.” The group is also leading the national campaign for “bathroom bills” targeting transgender youth. 

 I intend to raise as much hell about it as possible. Please help me.

In other news:

This Australian church donated $1 million to fight same-sex marriage - Just like the Catholic and Mormon churches did in America. And they lost. 

Here’s What Happened When The Daughter Of An Anti-LGBTQ ‘Family’ Group Exec Came Out - When family members of anti-LGBTQ industry leaders come out, I personally think God is trying to tell them something. And they hardly ever listen. 

29 Tweets That Will Make Gay Men Laugh For Like, Five Whole Minutes - This is so wrong. But it's so &%@! funny!