WCF Launches Petition to Turn the Tables

One of the more ridiculous things the anti-gay bigots do constantly is borrow the language of their critics. It isn’t bigots who bully, it’s the opponents of bigots that are bullying them. Now the World Congress of Families has launched a petition accusing the Human Rights Campaign of being hateful by quoting their own hateful bigotry toward gay people.

The grossly misnamed Human Rights Campaign (HRC) issued a so-called ‘report’ titled “The Export of Hate” that is nothing but an intentionally misleading, hate-filled attack on individuals and organizations and Christians who oppose their agenda of forcing a redefinition of marriage in America, and throughout the world. The ‘report’ has enjoyed some attention among uncritical, leftist online media outlets.

As is their custom, the HRC cites long-discredited and ideologically partisan sources such as the Southern Poverty Law Center to give apparent credibility to their hate-filled invective. They also intentionally misrepresent facts, twisting them beyond recognition to justify the charge that somehow supporting marriage as the union of one man and one woman around the world is wrong.

Several individuals associated with the World Congress of Families including Larry Jacobs, Janice Crouse and Brian Brown were singled out by HRC in their report. The HRC says World Congress of Families is part of a “network of American extremists who are working tirelessly to undercut LGBT people around the world,” people who spread “venomous rhetoric, outrageous theories and discredited science.”

Yeah, and? That accusation is 100% accurate. These people are still calling for the criminalization of homosexuality, they’ve publicly supported the Russian law that imprisons people merely for advocating for equality and barbaric laws in Uganda and Nigeria that have resulted in massive human rights abuses and anti-gay witch hunts. They routinely accuse gay people of being demon-possessed pedophiles intentionally trying to destroy America, the family and even civilization itself. If this isn’t venomous rhetoric and outrageous theories, we might as well retire those words from the language entirely. Quoting their hatred is not hatred, for crying out loud.

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  • colnago80

    Harry Truman on the 1948 presidential campaign against the Rethuglicans: I told the truth and they thought it was hell.

  • John Pieret

    WCF has consistently denounced hate and violence. It is a slur and lie to claim otherwise.

    Oh, good! Then you’ll be able to point to your statements condemning the Russian, Ugandan and Nigerian anti-gay laws, right? What’s that? Imprisoning people for being gay or advocating for gay rights isn’t hate and violence? Oh, I see … it’s love isn’t it?

  • theguy

    “long-discredited and ideologically partisan sources such as the Southern Poverty Law Center”

    lolwhut?

    Is there no limit to the fundie’s lack of self-awareness?

  • cptdoom

    As is their custom, the HRC cites long-discredited and ideologically partisan sources such as the Southern Poverty Law Center to give apparent credibility to their hate-filled invective. They also intentionally misrepresent facts, twisting them beyond recognition to justify the charge that somehow supporting marriage as the union of one man and one woman around the world is wrong.

    The only people claiming the SPLC are “discredited” and “ideologically partisan” enough to be corrupt in their hate group designations are those who are designated as such, typically only after years of promoting bigoted propaganda that finally prompts SPLC to act. Consider the source, as they say.

    Furthermore the hypocrisy of the WCF is absolutely stunning, given that many of their employees and affiliates attended a “family” conference in Russia, after claiming they had cancelled a planned WCF conference at the same time/place because of Russian interference in the Crimea and Ukraine. So they put some lipstick on the pig, got a Russian group to sponsor the event, and went anyway. At the end of this conference, participants agreed that laws removing free speech rights from LGBT people and their advocates should be promoted world wide. This has nothing to do with marriage and everything to do with creating the kind of oppression they once enjoyed inflicting on LGBT Americans. Having learned the lesson that LGBT people coming out is the single most effective weapon for equality, the anti-gay hatemongers have decided to remove that one weapon – it is disgusting and disturbing and worthy of far more disdain than the HRC included in their report.

  • anubisprime

    Yes but hate is not really hate if it is being done in jeebus name…get a grip!