Contact: Wayne Besen
Anti-Gay Forces Engage In Deliberate Historical Revisionism For Political Gain, Says TWO
NEW YORK — Truth Wins Out today called singer Pat Boone’ comparison of Proposition 8 protests to terrorist attacks on Mumbai “outrageous, shameful, desperate and bizarre.” In a column titled, “Hate is hate, in India or America,” that was published in the extremist website World Net Daily, Boone wrote, “Have you not seen the awful similarity between what happened in Mumbai and what’s happening right now in our cities?”
“In making such defamatory charges, Pat Boone’ morality has sunk even lower than his career,” said Truth Wins Out Executive Director Wayne Besen. “To compare peaceful protests to the wanton slaughter of innocent civilians, is an act of rhetorical violence on the part of Pat Boone against the gay and lesbian community.”
In his op-ed, Boone also wrote, “What troubles me so deeply, and should trouble all thinking Americans, is that there is a real, unbroken line between the jihadist savagery in Mumbai and the hedonistic, irresponsible, blindly selfish goals and tactics of our homegrown sexual jihadists.”
Last Friday, a group of cultural warriors under the name “No Mob Veto” took out a full-page ad in the New York Times distorting the Proposition 8 protests, where people were demonstrating over the approval of a ballot measure in California that prohibits same-sex marriage.
“It is clear that there is an organized, concerted effort to engage in historical revisionism and distort the Proposition 8 protests for political gain,” added Besen. “These were largely peaceful protests where thousands of Americans expressed their First Amendment rights. It is shameful that extremists are distorting the truth and misrepresenting these non-violent actions.”
Truth Wins Out is a non-profit organization that counters right wing propaganda, exposes the “ex-gay” myth and educates America about gay life. For more information, visit www.TruthWinsOut.org.
– 30 –