I hope no vulnerable LGBT teens see Tony Perkin’s latest fundraising screed. I assume he sent this out to the true believers he built off of David Duke’s warm list. [Click to embiggen, of course.]
Well, then. Let’s dissect this load of unadulterated, hateful crap, shall we?
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For President Obama to use the power of his office to promote such aims is truly appalling. I was especially disappointed to see pro-homosexual videos aimed directly at young people recorded at the White House. They were made in partnership with Dan Savage, a homosexual extremist who built a career on hatred of Christians and their values.
The videos are titled “It Gets Better.” They are aimed at persuading kids that although they’ll face struggles and perhaps bullying for “coming out” as homosexual (or transgendered or some other perversion), life will get better.
Horrors! Can you imagine telling kids that, “although they’ll face struggles and perhaps bullying” for simply being who they are, life will get better?! Moreover, it’s TRUE! Millions of happy LGBT people are living proof!
Can you imagine George Washington, Ronald Reagan, or any other president telling school children that it’s okay to be immoral and that they’ll eventually feel better about it?
Oh, but they’re not, you lying toad. And neither is Barack Obama. You see, the only way anyone would ever get the idea that being gay is “immoral” is by listening to the uneducated fever ramblings of fearfully, not-so-wonderfully made bigots like Tony Perkins. If a child grows up and is LGBT, and is surrounded by love and support, they will not feel “sinful,” because there is no sane reason to believe such an asinine thing. However, if they’re raised around people like Tony Perkins, they’re, sadly, a lot more likely to become statistics.
What a lovely confirmation bias racket Tony and his cohort have worked out. They drive kids to suicide, and then when the bodies are still warm, they point and say “Look there! Being gay is obviously awful!”
I mean, those of us with souls, who actually care about human beings, could never do anything like that, but it seems to work for Religious Right hate groups.
It’s disgusting. And it’s part of a concerted effort to persuade kids that homosexuality is okay and actually to recruit them into that “lifestyle.”
Uh, no, there’s no “recruiting.” But we understand that the average Family Research Council donor can’t put on shoes without flinging poo at the protective glass, so you have to say stuff like that. Republicans use dogwhistles because they work on idiots, you see.
Anyway, Tony ends up with an appeal to his donors to please give all your munnies to the Family Research Council, so that they can continue injecting hatred against vulnerable kids into the national discourse, a dying gasp of a dinosaur sort of mythology that we can all [read: the other 80% of the nation who thinks the Religious Right is batsh*t crazy] be grateful is losing its influence more and more each day.
The LGBT kids who will go on to lead happy, fulfilled, productive lives are especially grateful.
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