|America's Frontline Doctors , the group featuring Stella 'Doctor Demon Semen' Immanuel (center in the photo) has a love of homophobia to go along with its taste for fraudulent information.|
People are still talking about the press conference Monday featuring a group of physicians and the right-wing network which helped them push a load of false information to the American public.
Because of the outrageous background of a member, Stella "Doctor Demon Semen" Immanuel, took up a large part of the attention, certain facts about the group, which calls itself "America's Frontline Doctors," haven't been focused on as much as they should've.
For example, the group reeks of homophobia.
Immanuel herself is a veritable sepia Anita Bryant when it comes to the LGBTQ community.
According to Media Matters:
Immanuel has a history of anti-LGBTQ remarks, including claiming that homosexuality is the “agenda of the Devil” and is “perverted, vile behavior that is being taught to our children.”
Media Matters references journalist Will Sommer of The Daily Beast for the following:
“Immanuel has also used her pulpit to preach hatred of LGBT people. Shortly before before the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage, Immanuel warned her flock that gay marriage meant that ‘very soon people are going to be seeking to marry children’ and accused gay Americans of practicing ‘homosexual terrorism.’ In the same sermon, she praised a father’s decision to not love his transgender son after a gender transition.” . . .In her 2012 book Jesus Help The Church Has Been Caged, Immanuel told readers, “We are now teaching tolerance to something as vile as homosexuality – even to our grade-school children. This demon has been released to infect our generation.”
Lastly, Media Matters also points out that Immanuel, who is also a pastor, is the head of an organization called Fire Power Ministries. This organization is extremely homophobic even to the point of having a "deliverance prayer against homosexuality and sexual perversion" on its web page
Immanuel apparently isn't the only one in the group to have anti-LGBTQ beliefs.
The site Gizmodo put a spotlight on Immanuel as well as the other physicians involved in America's Frontline Doctors. The "credentials" and biases of the members are as bad as you would think.
One in particular is Robert Hamilton, a pediatrician from Santa Monica, CA. According to Gizmodo, he wrote the following letter to the Los Angeles Times in 1993:
The schizophrenia in the gay movement was clearly demonstrated by this article. Homosexuals want to come out of the closet, but yet they seem to strangely not want people to really see what they do in the closet. Homosexuals stage gay pride parades in major cities to demonstrate and celebrate their lifestyle, yet they cringe at any serious evaluation of these events. The fact remains most Americans are completely unaware of the essence of the homosexual world. When they see homosexual behavior in the raw, most are repulsed.
ROBERT C. HAMILTON MD
That would explain why groups like the Family Research Council and the American Family Association are so eager to support Immanuel and the rest of this group. They all seem to share a love of conspiracy theories and a spooky fascination for LGBTQ sex.
Related post - The website SNOPES has a very thorough article on America's Frontline Doctors and the organizations behind it.