Thursday, June 15, 2017

Second anti-gay hate group exploits shooting for payback against SPLC

The Family Research Council isn't the only religious right group exploiting Wednesday's shooting for political payback against the Southern Poverty Law Center. The American Family Association, another SPLC-designated hate group, is pointing a finger at the civil rights organization for yesterday's shooting:

"Hate" – it's an abstract word in the ongoing culture war, where you are branded as a "hater" by declaring that marriage is one man and one woman, or suggesting that illegal aliens are in the U.S. illegally. But after the near-massacre of Republican congressmen on a baseball field, can we agree that the shooter opened fire on them from a heart filled with hate?  
That his hatred for those with whom he disagreed could have resulted in a barrel-shooting slaughter of conservative lawmakers? OneNewsNow is familiar with the "hate" brand, since our parent organization is the American Family Association. AFA has been designated a "hate group" by the Southern Poverty Law Center, the same left-wing organization that was implicated when a shooter attempted to murder employees at the Family Research Council in 2012. That shooter told the FBI he used the SPLC's "hate map" to find an "anti-gay group" – a map that remains on the SPLC's website despite that botched mass shooting being stopped only by a security guard who was wounded.  
 The FRC shooting was largely ignored at the time, but it's much harder to ignore a gunman who opens fire on U.S. representatives after double-checking that he's about to kill Republicans. This week's shooting must change the left-wing rhetoric, starting with the SPLC, which was "liked" on the shooter's Facebook page. Democratic leaders routinely accuse their Republican colleagues of hating minorities, destroying the planet, and starving the poor ... and they must realize that some of their supporters believe those claims – even if it's just campaign fodder for Election Day.

The map AFA is talking about doesn't give out any addresses, only the state where the groups reside.

'See how the world celebrates LGBTQ Pride' & other Thur midday news briefs

See how the world celebrates Pride - You SIMPLY have to see this for yourself. How the world celebrates lgbtq pride is a reminder that we are a multi-ethnic, multi-aged, international community. And we should start treating each other as such. Our diversity is rich and as deep as our history.  

Jesse Lee Peterson: Pride Month Proves That ‘We Are All Not Children Of God’ - Poor baby. He will have to get over his angry because he has NO say in who is or isn't a 'child of God.'  

Transgender Teachers Talk About Their Experiences At School - Fascinating article. It always amazes me when the anti-lgbtq right claims that our community will harm children when there is proof all around that this notion is a lie. 

Catholics Should Accept and Love All LGBTQ People - Yes they should. Wonderful piece by a Jesuit priest of rejects the lies that religion and the lgbtq community should be opposite camps. We overlap all of the time. And it is my faith which helped me accept myself as a gay man. 

 22 Marriage Proposals That Will Make You Believe In True Love - Sappy and sentimental, yes. But why not?