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A Few Examples of the Gay Liberation Network’s Hate and Intolerance

Gay Liberation Network protesters gather after Sunday's picket in front of Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago. Note the signs calling Cardinal Francis George an "Archbigot" and asking Catholics to "Give up Hate for Lent." GLN leader Andy Thayer is at left.

Americans For Truth president Peter LaBarbera passed out a version of the following in printed flier  format Sunday morning (February 12, 2012) at the Gay Liberation Network’s picket against Chicago Cardinal Francis George. The GLN picket was allowed to take place directly in front of Holy Name Cathedral in downtown Chicago, during the main morning Mass. AFTAH will add more examples of the GLN’s extreme and vicious record in the months ahead:

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A  Few Examples of the Gay Liberation Network’s Hate

Compiled by Americans For Truth About Homosexuality (www.aftah.org); americansfortruth@gmail.com

The Gay Liberation Network (GLN), based in Chicago, is so extreme and hateful that it makes most other pro-homosexual organizations almost seem restrained by comparison. Here is just a sampling of GLN’s record:

  • GLN regularly smears Cardinal Francis George, Moody Church Pastor Erwin Lutzer and other religious leaders as ”haters” and “bigots” because they oppose homosexual behavior according to their church’s teachings;
  • Gay Liberation Network leader Bob Schwartz explicitly refused to publicly condemn the Oct. 15, 2011 pro-homosexual brick attack on Christian Liberty Academy – which occurred the morning of the day that CLA was scheduled to host a banquet for Americans For Truth. Schwartz wrote on a pro-homosexuality website (Box Turtle Bulletin):

“[Gay Liberation Network] did not, and will not condemn the actions of persons who threw the [paver bricks], assuming that they did so out of hatred of [pro-family advocate Scott] Lively, [AFTAH President Peter] LaBarbera, and the Christian Liberty Academy.”

  • GLN publicly applauded University of Illinois for firing Catholic professor Kenneth Howell (who was terminated and then temporarily rehired after a student complained about an instructional e-mail he had sent out explaining Catholic doctrine and Natural Moral Law). Schwartz sent the following e-mail to Americans For Truth regarding Howell:

From: [Bob Schwartz, Gay Liberation Network]
Date: Tues
, 13 Jul 2010 20:55:16 -0400
To:
<americansfortruth@comcast.net>
Subject: Kenneth Howell

Just a note to advise you that I asked the new U of I president to support the termination of antigay bigot “natural law” [Prof. Kenneth] Howell.

Bob Schwartz

  • GLN’s Schwartz made a veiled violent threat to Peter LaBarbera, president of Americans For Truth About Homosexuality – telling him while both stood outside a “gay youth” rally in downtown Chicago that if it weren’t for a few policemen standing nearby, he would push LaBarbera into oncoming street traffic.  Schwartz has never denied making the threatening comment after LaBarbera wrote about the incident online.
  • The GLN is an anti-Christian organization. This graphic selling T-shirts mocking the Bible is found on the group's website.

  • GLN’s Schwartz applauded Wright State University for banning a student Bible group, the Campus Bible Fellowship – in the name of fighting “hate speech” and enforcing the university’s anti-discrimination code. (Under pressure from the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), Wright State relented and granted recognition to CBF as a student organization.)
  • GLN’s Schwartz has compared Bible believers who adhere to historic Christian teachings on the sinfulness of homosexual behavior to ‘white supremacists.’
This article was posted on Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 at 2:12 pm and is filed under "Civil Unions" & "Gay Marriage", "Civil Unions" & "Gay Marriage", News. You can follow any updates to this article through the RSS 2.0 feed.

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