Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Right wing anti-gay groups merge, with updated hate

A "super group" of conservatives has formed, called the Freedom Federation. It unites many, many conservative religious groups who are opposed to gay rights, choice, or liberal policies. A major plank in their platform is opposition to marriage equality. More from People for the American Way:
[P]retty much every Religious Right group has joined together under the umbrella of something called The Freedom Federation, incuding Renewing American Leadership and Call to Action, which were just recently created - so now you have two new groups created specifically to fill this void joining a new coalition effort ... designed to fill this very same void....Wow - did they put this coalition together by going through our list of right-wing organizations and simply inviting all the groups and individuals we write about most frequently to join?

As Pam Spaulding writes:
This is what you do when the times get tight in bigot world -- you join forces as to ride out the recession and regime change to keep the social conservative agenda viable until a return to power. Of course they are going to lose the war, but they are going to do everything in their power to slow the advancement of anything remotely resembling equality. The groups are holding a press conference today at the National Press Club.

update: While we're on the topic of right-wing wackos, let's point at Oklahoma State Representative Sally Kern, notorious for saying that gays are more threatening than terrorists, has a new rant blaming gays for the economic crisis:
WHEREAS, we believe our economic woes are consequences of our greater national moral crisis; and
WHEREAS, this nation has become a world leader in promoting abortion, pornography, same sex marriage, sex trafficking, divorce, illegitimate births, child abuse, and many other forms of debauchery; and
WHEREAS, alarmed that the Government of the United States of America is forsaking the rich Christian heritage upon which this nation was built; ....

Then there's Pennsylvania Sen John Eichelberger, who said,
Why in the world would we allow them to marry?....They’re not being punished. We’re allowing them to exist....

Allowing us to exist, get it? What's next, pink triangles?

Maybe its safer putting all the loonies in one bin.

1 comment:

James said...

In a way, this can be a good thing. Now we can "publicize" that the only opposition comes from the religious right. As they are uniting (religious and non religious), they fall under right wing religion.