Family Group Hates Anti-Bullying Campaigns

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May 012013
 

Bob Kellogg, a reported for the SPLC designated hate group, American Family Association, has published an article about Laurie Higgins campaign against GLSEN’s anti-bullying campaign. Every expert says that to have an impact, these initiatives have to name the kinds bullying one wants to stop, but God’s gentle person, Laurie, doesn’t want LGBT students mentioned as targets. I can only assume that means, since she has no training or expertise in the topic, that she wants to reserve the right to bully LGBT students.

Higgins is a “cultural analyst” with the fiercely anti-gay Illinois Family Institute. So what’s got Higgins’ panties all in a  wad this time? The article reports that an Illinois House Committee has approved a resolution supporting the National Day of Silence. National Day of Silence is an effort to call to students’ attention the issue of bullying, particularly as relates to LGBT student.If passed into law, lawmakers will be urged to approve strong anti-bullying laws and policies that prohibit name-calling, harassment, bullying, violence and discrimination against LGBT students and school staff.

How full of hate must a person’s heart be to oppose something like that? Well, here’s how Higgins describes her beliefs:”What they really want to do is they want to end the bullying by persuading people that homosexual acts are morally neutral or morally positive,” Higgens warns. “That’s their end gain.”

So let’s take a look at just who this person is. First off, prior to this gig, she was a high school English teacher. Now I have all the respect in the world for high school English teachers, but that doesn’t, alone, qualify one as the final word on cultural issues, and the one’s I know would be insulted to be lumped into the same group as a person who hates as virulently as Laurie does. Don’t believe she hates gay people? Well, just check her GLAADCAP Profile, where she’s said such things as:

  • Equates defeating “evil” LGBT rights movement with defeating slavery and Naziism;
  • Says people must speak out against “deviant” gays;
  • Insists marriage equality will lead to incestuous and polygamous marriage;
  • Once compared the silence of church leaders on homosexuality to the silence in the face of Nazism;
  • Compares measures designed to prevent LGBT bullying to theoretical proposals that would protect promiscuous girls, incestuous couples, or polyamorists.

I could go on, but I think you get the picture of the kind of small hate-filled world Laurie Higgins has created for herself. She’s entitled to live in whatever state she chooses, but in this case, she wants to force her world of hate on the rest of us. Another of those who give we Christians a bad name.

 

A landlord should be able to discriminate

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Feb 162013
 
This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Hate Groups

david_smith_ifiAccording to David E. Smith of the Illinois Family Institute, an anti-gay group claiming to be concerned with protecting heterosexual-only marriage, “A landlord should be able to discriminate and say, Look, I don’t want to rent my apartment out or my condo out to anyone who doesn’t share my values.”

This from an article at One News Now, an arm of the SPLC designated hate group, American Family Association, which discusses the recent passage of an equal marriage rights bill in the Illinois Senate. David E. Smith of the Illinois Family Institute tells OneNewsNow that homosexual marriage is not equal. “That’s not to say that homosexual people are not equal — I’m saying that the relationship is not equal; they are two different things,” Smith shares.

Yet despite that fact that the Senate attached an amendment that explicitly states no church or other religious organization will be forced to solemnize same-gender marriages, that’s just not enough for Smith.

And why would that not be enough. Well, because despite their claims:

This fight has never been about marriage. Gay people aren’t clamoring to get married in churches (most want nothing to do with church), they simply want the same legal protections offered by the government to people in long-term committed relationships. The fight is because David E. Smith, despite claiming to be a Christian, is really a liar. In one breath he says he believes homosexuals are equal, yet in another he says business owners should be able to discriminate. That’s not “equal.”

You see David E. Smith is either one of the biggest idiots in Illinois, or one its biggest liars. The article goes to state, “Smith remains concerned that, should the measure become law, people of faith who own businesses such as hotels, bed and breakfasts, and wedding halls will be forced to do business with homosexuals.” Well, I hate to tell him this, but they are already prohibited, by Illinois state law, from discriminating. This changes nothing.

So David, which is it, are you an idiot or a liar, or both?

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