Thursday, February 10, 2022

Hate group leader who linked LGBTQ people with Satan supports Florida's 'Don't Say Gay' bill

Florida's highly bigoted 'Don't Say Gay' bill would be a disaster to LGBTQ kids and same-sex families. We already know this. Thursday provided more proof.

 It's been vouched for by anti-LGBTQ hate group the Family Research Council.  Notice how FRC president Tony Perkins frames the bill as while criticizing President Biden for condemning it

The bill doesn't protect children. Instead it renders LGBTQ children and same-sex families invisible. And it looks like FRC has already started pushing the message of erasure. No one with prior knowledge about the group should be surprised.

After all, the Family Research Council has been called a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center because its brand is about smearing LGBTQ people via junk science, cherry-picked science and general lies. The purpose is to undermine our rights by making us seem like boogeyman out to wreck Christianity, American society, and, of course 'recruit children.' 

Like when Perkins said that LGBTQ people were 'pawns' of the 'evil one'


Or when another FRC spokesman, Peter Sprigg, voiced a desire to kick LGBTQ people out of America 

But back to Perkins because he is a veritable sounding board of homophobia. Amongst other attacks against LGBTQ people, he has

Accused the government of backing “the promotion of same-sex relations” as part of its “push for population control.”

Said that “the human race would be extinct” if homosexuality were to become “normal.” 

Defended Uganda’s “kill-the-gays” bill as a “laudable” effort “to uphold moral conduct.” 

Claimed gay youth have a higher suicide rate because they intrinsically know their sexual orientation is “abnormal.”

Likened homosexuality to alcoholism and drug addiction. 

Said lawmakers who backed the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell have “the blood of innocent soldiers on their hands.”

Florida legislators need to take a long and intricate assessment of their 'don't say gay' bill. They may claim that it won't harm LGBTQ kids or same-sex families, but if someone like Tony Perkins and his group wholeheartedly supports it, you better believe it's gonna hurt.

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Video - Florida returns to the dark days of Anita Bryant with 'Don't Say Gay' bill - Repeating my post from last night. I got the vaseline, headscarfs, and tennis shoes for those of us who want to fight vigorously against this mess. Cause Florida will not be the only state pushing bills like this

Religious Right’s anger shows hollowness of recent political victories - So true. But the religious right is so deluded, they are going full speed ahead anyway.