“Conservative” business group brings pro-homosexual “Rainbow on the Right” panel to CPAC
Self-styled “conservative” and lesbian Tammy Bruce isn’t very “conservative” when it comes to homosexuality. If the Republican Party starts supporting “out and proud” homosexuality and “gay marriage,” it will divide the Party and alienate its socially conservative base.
Folks, my friend and America’s Survival president Cliff Kincaid is getting a lot of flack from the Left and LGBT activists over this piece (below) highlighting Marxist connections to homosexual activism. CPAC, the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C., begins today and runs through Saturday.
In protest of CPAC denying the homosexual-activist Republican group “GOProud” a sponsoring role at its annual conference, the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) used its privilege as a major CPAC sponsor to hold a special panel (tonight) titled, “A Rainbow on the Right: Growing the Coalition, Bringing Tolerance Out of the Closet,” which will promote “inclusion” of homosexuals (and Republican “gay” activist groups like GOProud) in the conservative movement. Among the CEI panelists is libertarian, pro-”gay marriage” pundit Margaret Hoover andGOProud co-founder Jimmy LaSalvia — but not a single stalwart social conservative like Kincaid who opposes the homosexual activist agenda on principle.
Homosexual activism — fighting for “rights” based on sexual deviancy — and oxymoronic “same-sex marriage” are the antithesis of conservatism. Certainly, practicing homosexuals can vote Republican and be conservative on various issues — taxes, foreign policy, etc. And they can even oppose what I call the “Big Gay Government” agenda, which is in the vanguard of repressing religious freedom — ironically, in the name of “nondiscrimination.” But I have found that usually the personal “gay” aspect of “gay conservatives” dominates and drives them to be very anti-conservative on that particular issue. An example is supposed “conservative” and open lesbian Tammy Bruce. She is terrific on many issues and an articulate critic of leftist excesses. But when it comes to her pet issue, homosexuality, Bruce at times has behaved like a typical irrational, left-wing extremist.
Years ago, in a response to a release AFTAH put out critical of “Gay Day” at Disney World, Bruce interviewed me on her radio show, posing as a bullying “homophobe.” (I foolishly had failed to research her before appearing on the show.) In the radio business this is known as an ambush interview. Executing her on-air ruse, Bruce tried to goad me into saying that it was OK to get violent with homosexuals — because, of course, from Bruce’s fanatical and warped perspective, my opposition to homosexual activism meant that I “hated gays” enough to want to beat them up! (AFTAH and its predecessor, The Lambda Report, have from their inception (LR in 1993) condemned violence against and hatred of homosexuals.)
Libertarian Margaret Hoover is pushing the GOP to embrace homosexual “marriage.”
Thankfully, I didn’t play into Bruce’s jaundiced “gay” stereotype, because I don’t hate homosexuals. Frustrated that I didn’t fall for her “Religious-Right-as-Antigay-Bully” trap, she closed the show by defiantly announcing that she was an “out lesbian” and that I had one minute to respond. It was a harrowing experience that violated all rules of civil discourse. I ended up haltingly affirming that it’s OK to oppose homosexuality and that doesn’t translate into “hating gays.”
It was telling that Bruce never had the courage or decency to provide me a tape of the program when I requested it. She also never apologized to me, because I suppose the ends justify the means and “hateful homophobic bigots” like me deserve to be mistreated, right? (Even now, Bruce — like GOProud co-founder Chris Barron — blocks me on her Twitter account; sign up to follow me on Twitter at https://twitter.com/PeterLaBarbera.)
I tell this story to illustrate the folly of the Republican Party folding “out and proud” homosexuality — and “gay” activism of GOProud’s variety – into its Big Tent. First and foremost, homosexual behavior is immoral and hence defending it - much less ascribing it legal rights — is anti-conservative, assuming that conservatives defend Judeo-Christian mores.
Romney’s IL campaign chief Dan Rutherford says offended pro-family conservatives “can go someplace else and drink”
Above is a copy of a portion of homosexual pressure group Equality Illinois’ online petition against Chick-fil-A. It reads: “This petition will be given to stakeholders in Illinois who lease, rent or allow Chick-fil-A to continue to sell its hate-filled homophobic ‘Chikin,” asking them to cut ties.” Equality Illinois was allowed to sponsor an IL-GOP event at the Republican convention in Tampa. Click on graphic to enlarge on separate screen.
By Peter LaBarbera, AFTAH Exclusive
Folks, there is a reason that conservatives often jokingly call the Republican Party “the stupid party” (as opposed to the Democrats being the liberal party). We learned today from the Chicago Sun-Times that the Illinois Republican Party delegation to the GOP convention in Tampa — led by former legislator and current Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford — is partnering with a homosexual activist group that is pushing to close down what it calls the ”hate-filled, homophobic” Chick-fil-A restaurants in the state.
Equality Illinois (EQ), the leading “gay” pressure group in the state, is sponsoring the IL-GOP event by covering the bar tab at the IL-GOP “Beachside Cocktail Hour” this evening in Clearwater, FL, where the Illinois delegation is staying. EQ, which lobbies aggressively to legalize homosexual “marriage” in the state, curiously combined its sponsorship with a fierce condemnation of the GOP’s conservative platform — particularly the party’s call for a federal marriage amendment.
Recently, Equality Illinois led a pro-homosexual “Flick-the-hate” campaign to pressure leasing and rental companies to cut ties with the 19 Chick-fil-A restaurants in Illinois. Equality Illinois’ online petition (shown above) “will be given to key stakeholders in Illiniois who lease, rent or allow Chick-fil-A to continue to sell their hate-filled homophobic ‘Chiken,’ asking them to cut ties.” EQ joined other homosexual groups across the country in attacking Chick-fil-A after its COO, Dan Cathy, defended Christian family values including natural marriage as one-man, one-woman.
The following is Family Research Council (FRC) President Tony Perkins’ appearance on FOX News’ “America Live with Megyn Kelly” (August 16, 2012). Perkins correctly states that the Southern Poverty Law Center’s (SPLC) agenda with regard to pro-family groups like FRC that oppose the homosexualist agenda is to marginalize these organizations. AFTAH, American Family Association, Mission America and a host of other pro-family organizations have been similarly smeared as “hate groups” by the SPLC:
Linda Harvey has been viciously slandered by homosexual activists for taking a leading role in exposing the Homosexual Lobby and especially its corruption of American youth.
Folks, my good friend Linda Harvey’s organization, Mission America, has recently been added to the (bogus) list of “hate groups” created by the leftist, pro-homosexuality scam-artists over at Southern Poverty Law Center (welcome to the club, Linda!). Translation: Linda is an effective truth-teller and principled opponent of the homosexual activist lobby. She and her husband, Tom, are wonderful Christians who use their many talents to selflessly serve the Lord, and as such are models for citizen action. It was an honor for AFTAH to co-sponsor with Mission America our second Truth Academy, last year in Columbus [Audio-CD ordering information HERE].
As a reward for telling the truth about the (changeable, unhealthy) sin of homosexuality and those who celebrate it, Linda has been on the receiving end of some of the most vile and nasty e-mails and blog posts you can imagine. (She just forwarded me a few rancid e-mails from the Forces of Tolerance.) Yes, we all know who the real hateful bigots are — so isn’t it queer how the SPLC has never labeled a homosexual activist organization as a ”hate group” (even one like the Chicago “Gay Liberation Network,” which explicitly REFUSED to condemn a pro-homosexual brick attack against Americans For Truth)? Press on, Linda, you’re in good company! — Peter LaBarbera, www.aftah.org
TAKE ACTION: The “gay” lobby is corrupting and endangering our young people by promoting deviant identities and harmful sexual/gender behaviors to them in the nice-sounding name of “equality.” Get connected with Mission America and make a donation to advance Linda’s fine work; send regular mail checks to: Mission America, P.O. Box 21836, Columbus, OH 43221-0836. (Currently there is no online giving option.)
AFTAH ‘March Money-Bomb’: While you’re at it, make a small gift (or a large one) to Americans For Truth to help AFTAH reach our “March Money-bomb” goal of $10,000 by the end of the month: www.americansfortruth.com/donate/. Regular mail gifts: AFTAH, PO Box 5522, Naperville, IL 60567-5522.
Here is the transcript of a radio commentary by Linda Harvey for the Columbus, Ohio radio station WRFD from last June dealing with so-called “gay pride month”:
Mission America Commentary, June 2011
What’s Wrong with “Gay” Pride?
June used to be a month for weddings, graduations, Father’s Day and the beginning of summer. Unfortunately in recent years, it is also a time when all over the nation, many cities sponsor homosexual “pride” events. But I think these events are a time for shame and sorrow, not pride.
Columbus will hold a gay pride parade on Saturday, June 18th, Cleveland’s will be Saturday, June 25th, and Cincinnati’s is on July 10. Dayton already held a parade on June 4th.
For the third year in a row, our President issued an official White House Proclamation declaring June “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender” Pride Month.
African American leaders bristle at SPLC claim that they are tools of “white organizers”
North Carolina pastor Patrick Wooden criticized the Southern Poverty Law Center for implying that Black leaders cannot think for themselves and had to be "brought" to the SPLC press conference by "white organizers." Here he is interviewed by a Montgomery TV reporter after the AFTAH press conference. In the background is a large SPLC banner decrying "HATE." Click on photo to enlarge.
Here is the audio [click HERE to listen] for AFTAH’s press conference January 17, 2012, outside the headquarters of the Southern Poverty Law Center, in Montgomery, Alabama, featuring a coalition of African American pastors and pro-family leaders challenging the SPLC’s tendentious “hate group” designation against Americans For Truth and other pro-family groups. Total length is 33 minutes.
The following speakers appeared (with beginning times on recording):
Peter LaBarbera, President, Americans For Truth About Homosexuality;
Referenced links: Click HERE for the SPLC’s racist-tinged blog post by Mark Potok issued just before the press conference — alleging that “the white organizers of the press conference are bringing along a set of black pastors.” Click HERE for the SPLC “Hate Map [Illinois]” referenced by LaBarbera showing the Neo-Nazis.
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Help defend AFTAH against latest example of homo-fascism
Click on graphic to enlarge. Homosexual web activist website "All Out" lobbies PayPal to drop AFTAH and other pro-family groups as alleged "anti-LGBT extremists." The petition reads, "PayPal must act immediately to shut down their accounts and ban all sites that promote anti-LGBT hate."
TAKE ACTION NOW: a new homosexual web campaign is urging the internet payment company PayPal to drop AFTAH and other pro-family organizations as so-called “extremists” that “promote anti-LGBT hate.” Please help defend Americans For Truth from being dropped by PayPal in response to this anti-Christian pressure campaign.
2) Write or call PayPal and urge them to STAND FOR FREEDOM and NOT give in to this intolerant pressure campaign by homosexual activists; use PayPal’s online “Comment Card” HERE, or post a note to the PayPal blog. Or use their Contact Page HERE (note, the latter seems to favor comments by people holding a PayPal account). Here is the Contact Page for PayPal’s parent company, e-BAY Inc.
Please THANK PayPal for initially siding with religious freedom so far [as reported HERE by the homosexual website Pink News] and not abruptly caving to All Out’s demands. Urge them NOT to punish Christian and pro-family advocates – which could potentially alienate millions of potential PayPal customers.
4) Send this message to your friends and contact list to educate them on the anti-Christian and censorious nature of the homosexual movement. “Gay” activists no longer want “Tolerance”; now they want Dominance even if it means smearing pro-family people as “haters” and destroying our cherished religious freedoms.
By Peter LaBarbera
Dear AFTAH Reader,
Every day brings more evidence that the Homosexual Lobby is all about kicking pro-morality people (mostly committed Christians) who disagree with homosexual behavior OUT of the public square. More and more observers are seeing this for what it is: homo-fascism. Last week we learned of a homosexual web campaign called “All Out” that is targeting the payment service company PayPal for doing business with Americans For Truth and nine other groups — which it smears as ”extremists” who “promote anti-LGBT “hate.” Here is the wording of their All Out petition:
‘Gay’ “Bullying Tactics” won’t dissuade marriage defenders, says TFP leader
Pro-homosexual "marriage" activist attacks TFP banner that proclaimed marriage as it truly is: between a man and a woman. TFP members shouted "Aggressor!" as the assailant did his dirty deed. Later, a TFP member was hit in the head by a beer bottle thrown from a car passing by.
Folks, we’ve seen this nasty brand of homosexual bullying and intolerance so often that we’re no longer shocked by it. Watch the TFP Student Action video as peaceful TFP members shout “Aggressor!” as this troubled man walks up and destroys their banner, in Fairport, New York. Imagine if a bunch of pro-family activists did this to a pro-”gay banner” banner! (CBS, ABC, NBC, and CNN would be lining up to tell the story.) TFP is a Catholic group that has done yeoman’s work standing up for real marriage across the nation. Watch the TFP Student Action video at their website HERE. – Peter LaBarbera,. www.aftah.org
Video: Pro-Homosexual Advocate Destroys Traditional Marriage Banner in New York
Contact: Contact: John Ritchie, American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family, and Property, 717-495-5427
As young TFP volunteers stood at the corner of Main Street and Church Street with signs, a pro-homosexualist hurled himself against the group’s thirteen foot long banner inscribed with “God’s Marriage = 1 Man & 1 Woman.” The banner, held by three volunteers, was knocked down and violently torn to pieces.
First ten questions of the Wright, Adams and Bernat "Homophobia Scale" promoted by PBS. Click to enlarge.
By Peter LaBarbera
Well, I just took the “Homophobia Questionnaire” promoted by PBS’ “Frontline” and it’s official: I am “non-homophobic.” The quiz is called the “Wright, Adams & Bernat Homophobia Scale” and it is — needless to say — biased toward the liberal side on homosexuality. Nevertheless, I “passed” by a comfortable margin – with any score 50 or below registering as “non-homophobic,” and any score 51 or above qualifying as “homophobic.”
Here is Frontline’s description of the test:
In 1996, as part of his study on homophobia, Dr. Henry Adams and his colleagues at the University of Georgia developed their own “Homophobia Scale” by modifying scales used by other researchers in earlier studies. It’s a 25-item questionnaire “designed to measure your thoughts, feelings and behaviors with regards to homosexuality.” The instructions stressed: “It is not a test, so there are no right or wrong answers.”
It should be noted — as we did in reporting pro-family advocates Mat Staver’s and Matt Barber’s “non-homophobic” scores – that we at AFTAH regard the entire concept of “homophobia” as: tendentious; non-scientific; overly-broad, especially due to its ever-expanding application in society (to cover opposition toward rather than irrational fear of homosexuals); subjective; manipulative; and – all too often — a bludgeon with which to demonize and belittle well-meaning opponents of homosexuality (including those motivated by their religion).