Hate is NOT a family value!!!Posted: November 25, 2010 Filed under: Civil Rights, GLBT Rights, Marriage Equality | Tags: Defense of Marriage, hate groups, The Family Research Council 27 Comments
I wanted to pass this link on from WAPO because I think it’s got an important message in it today. You cannot hide hate behind religion and expect people to remain silent. We know who you are and we know what your agenda is. You cannot hide behind a bible any more than slave owners and wife beaters can.
The Southern Poverty Law Center has been an important voice in civil rights for a very long time Today, ” they labeled as “hate groups” several political and religious organizations that campaign against same-sex marriage and, the center says, engage in “repeated, groundless name-calling” against gays and lesbians.”
Good for them!!!
Included on the list released by the civil rights organization is the Family Research Council, a prominent and politically influential group of social conservatives. The report by the law center, which has spent four decades tracking extremist groups and hate speech, accuses the council and a dozen other groups of putting out “demonizing propaganda aimed at homosexuals and other sexual minorities.”
The report, which has sparked debate across the Internet, taps into the continuing potency of social issues, such as same-sex marriage, in American politics. Several of the groups described in the report supported a successful effort to oust state Supreme Court judges in Iowa because of a unanimous ruling last year that legalized same-sex unions.
The Family Research Council has been at the forefront of political activism against same-sex marriage. In explaining the decision to put the council on its hate-groups list, the law center highlighted comments by Peter Sprigg, a senior fellow for policy studies at the council, who told MSNBC host Chris Matthews this year that he thinks “homosexual behavior” should be outlawed.
Council President Tony Perkins, who was also named in the report, called the hate-group designation a political attack by a “liberal organization.”
“The left’s smear campaign of conservatives is . . . being driven by the clear evidence that the American public is losing patience with their radical policy agenda as seen in the recent election and in the fact that every state . . . that has had the opportunity to defend the natural definition of marriage has done so,” Perkins said in a statement.
I cannot figure out why ‘marriage’ needs defending against anything. Any institution that’s viable will stand the test of time and public support. The defense of marriage is not more than a horrible campaign to exclude people that don’t meet specific physical criteria defend by a bunch of narrow minded bigots.
It’s about time we label them all what they are. They are hate-groups. Now, if we could only get CNN and other MSM outlets to start treating them like the KKK which is another organization that tries to define its insidious form of hatred behind religion too.