Thank you to my friends Reed and Christopher for inspiring me to write this article. Thank you also to Alvin McEwen’s article and research, which I will point you to at the end of this article. There seems to a very thin line between sociopathy and the right wingers’ mendacity about the LGBT community. Spreading lies about the LGBT community is common practice among right wing KKKristian conservatives, be it the “reparative therapy” conducted by Mark Bachmann’s clinics with taxpayer money or the old tired lie that we recruit young people, as per Jim DeMint’s allegations. The common thread is that lies about the LGBT community are believed to be what god has ordered.
Not a big surprise, but Tom Minnery, Focus on the Family, and Maggie Gallagher are some of the big culprits, just to name a few that distort–strike that, they LIE–about research and information to strike fear into the American population. Let us not forget Peter Sprigg and the many lies he has told to vilify the LGBT community. TSM has repeatedly tried to expose the lies and hypocrisy of these bigots.
I think it would be helpful to go down the list of bigoted liars that attack the LGBT community and work to deny us civil rights. Here I shall point you to McEwen’s article. I also encourage you to click here to see how Sen. Al Franken exposes the lies being told by Lawrence O’Donnell from Focus on the Family.
The more we work together, both straight and gay folks, to expose these lies and hypocrisy, the better chance we have of gaining full equality and the civil rights currently denied. At the end of the day, we cannot trust anything that comes out of the mouths of these homophobic bigots. What we know and can trust is that at the end of the day, it is love that makes a family.