Commandment 11: Thou Shalt Lie About the Gays

21 Jul

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.

6 Responses to “Commandment 11: Thou Shalt Lie About the Gays”

  1. Michelle July 21, 2011 at 8:05 am #

    They are “busy scaring people with how the gay community wants to ‘recruit children.'” Really? Don’t these people have anything better to do than distort research to support their ridiculous, unrealistic, homophobic beliefs? This just angers me!

    • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt July 21, 2011 at 8:07 am #

      The world needs more enlightened people like you, my dear Scoopy!

    • R Boyer July 21, 2011 at 8:14 am #

      “Fear the queer” has been one of the most effective fund-raising techniques for televangelists over the decades.

      • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt July 21, 2011 at 8:18 am #

        You are right Reed. This is why we must show solidarity and expose their lies and bigotry.

  2. Michelle July 21, 2011 at 8:16 am #

    My colleague brought this to my attention. Thought you might find it interesting. The Great Principle of Gender

    • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt July 21, 2011 at 8:19 am #

      Very cool link! Thank you for adding it to the story, Scoopy! You are such a wonderful ally!

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