Tuesday, May 01, 2018

2011 Flashback - 16 Reasons Why the Family Research Council is a Hate Group

Barring any changes, due to real world events, there will be no midday news briefs Wednesday. With that in mind, I decided to pull a post out of the archives which is very pertinent to current events. In 2011, I wrote '16 Reasons Why The Family Research Council is a Hate Group ' and since that time, many reasons can be added. However, these reasons (from falsely accusing GLSEN of exposing children to explicit sexual material to comparing gay men to pedophiles to time and time again distorting credible studies to denigrate the LGBTQ community) are sufficient enough to make my point of just how dangerous FRC is to the equality and safety of the LGBTQ community. Particularly when one takes into account that due to Trump, the  group currently has a more influential hand to create policy than it did in 2011.

August 15, 2011 - GLSEN (the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network) issues a cease-and-desist letter against the Family Research Council demanding that the organization remove video falsely accusing GLSEN of distributing an explicit safe-sex guide to children. FRC subsequently changed the video, tacitly admitting that it was pushing a falsehood against GLSEN.

June 13, 2011 - Two years after claiming to remove "studies" from its website because they contained "outdated material," FRC sneaks the studies back on its website. One of the studies includes citations to the work of Paul Cameron, a highly discredited research.

February 28, 2011
 - In order to defend the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), FRC distorts research in order to compare gay men to pedophiles.

February 16, 2011 - FRC spokesman Peter Sprigg makes the claim that same-sex households are inferior to two-parent heterosexual households by using studies which have nothing to do with same-sex households. Sprigg, by the way, has earlier voiced opinions that gays should be exported out of the United States:

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