Thursday, July 19, 2018

Family Research Council's newest attempt to connect homosexuality with pedophilia proves SPLC's 'hate group' argument

Tony Perkins and the Family Research Council can't stop trying to connect gays to pedophilia

Back in 2010 when the Southern Poverty Law Center named the Family Research Council as a hate group, the organization was quick to play the martyr by claiming that it was being targeted simply for its "Christian beliefs."

And it plays that hand repeatedly. On many occasions (too many to count), SPLC said that FRC deserved the "hate group" designation because of how it demonizes the LGBTQ community with lies, cherry-picked, and junk science. A serious bone of contention, which always seemed to be ignored by FRC and its defenders, is how the so-called Christian group falsely claims that gay men make a high number of pedophiles and there is a connection between pedophilia and homosexuality.

On Thursday, the Family Research Council published a Washington Update item proving SPLC's argument yet again.

First, a little background. According to a right-wing publication LifeSite News, a German medical student,Mirjam Heine, gave an online lecture in May supposedly advocating that pedophilia be seen as an unchangeable sexual orientation.

According to the medical student, pedophilia is just another “unchangeable sexual orientation just like, for example, heterosexuality.” Heine asked her audience to differentiate between sexual attraction to children, which she believes should be accepted and tolerated as involuntary “feelings,” and child sexual abuse, which she underscored was always wrong.

So what does that have to do with LGBTQs, particularly those of us in America? Not a damn thing. I would suspect that a lot of us never even heard of this woman or her lecture except for reading this post.. However, in the hands of the Family Research Council, a lecture by a German student about pedophilia  is very connected with the progress of LGBTQ equality in America simply because the organization can bullshit its way through a bizarre conspiracy theory-laden Washington Update post saying so.

The key words here is bullshit. No matter how intelligent or totally rational the Family Research Council pretends to be,  we are still dealing an organization which once claimed that Planned Parenthood and the transgender community are using the Girl Scouts,  gay youth commit suicide because they know they are "abnormal," and the LGBTQ community are infiltrating Star Wars video games

But folks can read the piece from FRC president Tony Perkins and be the judge (Editor's note -  you can read the full piece by clicking on the link):

To most people, July 19th is just another day. If you asked them what happened on this date 25 years ago, only a handful would probably know that President Bill Clinton made "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" the policy for America's military. Even fewer would know that the summer of 1993 help set into motion a quarter-century war on marriage and the family. 
Looking back on those days, most Americans are probably nostalgic for the days when sexuality wasn't something people broadcasted. Back then, even the most liberal activists just wanted to "get the government out of their bedroom." How far we've fallen. Now, two decades later, they want to take what happens in the bedroom and force Americans to celebrate it -- at work, church, school, even (and especially) in government. Who knew 25 years ago that Christians would long for the days when everyone just went about their lives?
There were groups like FRC who recognized "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" for what it was: the first major crack in the foundation of marriage and human sexuality. Then, the next biggest shoe would drop -- Lawrence v. Texas, the Supreme Court ruling that struck down Texas's ban on sodomy. The late Justice Antonin Scalia warned where their mistake would lead: "State laws against bigamy, same-sex marriage, adult incest, prostitution, masturbation, adultery, fornication, bestiality, and obscenity are likewise sustainable only in light of Bowers' validation of laws based on moral choices. Every single one of these laws is called into question by today's decision; the Court makes no effort to cabin the scope of its decision to exclude them from its holding." 
 . . . First, it was "time to legalize polygamy" -- an agenda the far-Left flatly denied, only to go on a normalization campaign that's helped boost the acceptability of group marriage from seven percent in 2010 to 19 percent now. Then, there was the rejection of basic biology, a fight that's broken out in sports, schools, Scouts, bathrooms, changing rooms, gyms, and locker rooms around the country. Gender, they tell us, is flexible. The same "they" who said they'd draw the line at same-sex marriage. Then today, we see just how imaginary that line has become with the news that child sex is the next "norm" on the horizon. 
At a TED Talk earlier this summer, medical student Mirjam Heine insisted to a crowd that "our perception of pedophilia has to change." "Anyone could be born a pedophile," she told them. It's just another "unchangeable sexual orientation just like, for example, heterosexuality." Using the same born-that-way playbook as LGBT activists, she's trying to legitimize child abuse as the latest acceptable expression of sexuality. "Just like pedophiles, we are not responsible for our feelings," she said. "We do not choose them... but it is our responsibility to... overcome our negative feelings about pedophiles and to treat them with the same respect we treat other people with." I agree we should treat everyone with respect, but overcoming our negative feelings about child sex? Seriously? What we need to overcome is our sin nature -- and that will never happen when we normalize it. 
 . . . Once you've rejected basic biology and 2,000 years of civilization, there are no boundaries. Surely, the world has learned its lesson since the first walls came tumbling down in 1993. First, activists said they just wanted to love who they loved. Then, they said they just wanted benefits -- not marriage. When liberals got marriage through the courts, they vowed not to force it on the states. After they forced it on the states, they said it wouldn't lead to religious persecution. Even after county clerks were sent to jail and Christian bakers fined up to $135,000, they claim there's no slippery slope. But after a track record of such intentional deception, who could (or should) believe them?

FRC isn't outright accusing the LGBTQ community of  pedophilia. The organization is claiming that society once turned its back on the LGBTQ community and now that this is not the case, society is beginning to embrace other things it once considered negative. It almost sounds rational . . . in the minds of people with too much tinfoil wrapped around their heads.

In actuality, this piece is a mindless piece of garbage which is only consistent by the way it interchanges the LGBTQ community and "the left" to present both as craven hordes. It goes without saying that the LGBTQ community had nothing to do with polygamy and we certainly have nothing to do with pedophilia.  Of course this in general has nothing to do with FRC's target audience who already see the LGBTQ community and probably liberals in general as tree-hugging, welfare collecting, unwashed, oversexed, child molesting, violent, society controlling . . .

I think you get the point.

At any rate, it looks like the Southern Poverty Law Center has been proven right again.

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