Tuesday, October 17, 2017

ADF wants you to know six irrelevant things about the bigoted baker

One could argue that it is impolite to call Jack Phillips (Masterpiece Cakeshop) a bigot. When he apologizes to the gay couple he denied service to, I might think about that. Not only did Phillips discriminate but he claims that his is an essential service to “promote” the event. On top of that he and his lawyers are essentially blaming the gay couple for not meeting Phillips' standards for service. the hate group Alliance Defending Freedom has posted “6 Things You Didn’t Know About Jack Phillips and His Supreme Court Case,” written by Sarah Kramer. Briefly:

Must everything be a conspiracy?

This photo appears on a Christian Post story
Asking respect for trans people is unthinkable
Christian Post is running with: “Don't Use Religious Arguments to Combat Transgender Activism in Public Schools, VVS Panelists Say.” That's right. Better to pretend that this has nothing to do with religious opprobrium. According to CP:
Noted advocates for children and families are unmasking how transgender activism has entered the public school system, and urging Christians to put aside differences with ideological opponents to resist it. And, they say, they should resist this without employing religious arguments.

Amazon is Selling a Hate Group's Anti-Gay Tome

Brian Camenker
Hate Group Leader Brian Camenker of MassResistance
I pretty much live off of Amazon and Amazon Prime Now. Imagine my surprise to find that Amazon is selling a book titled The Health Hazards of Homosexuality. Its publisher, MassResistance is designated a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Speaking of health, the creepy leader of this hate group. Brian Camenker, is obsessed with gay people and their sex lives. His odd obsession objectively depicts a personality disorder. Psychiatrists tell us that many, if not most, rabidly homophobic people are compensating for their own sexual insecurities and inadequacies.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Hate group leader remounts his Target hobby horse

Tim Wildmon
Hate Group Leader Tim Wildmon
American Family Association, Tupelo, MS
By all accounts, American Family Association's boycott of Target Corp (NYSE:TGT) has been an abysmal failure. Target's earnings have been above expectations and the retailer keeps raising guidance. Target shares are trading at their highest levels since last February.

Target's financial realities don't affect hate group leader Tim Wildmon and for good reason. American Family Association has an incurious and unsophisticated constituency. Wildmon is sufficiently cynical to know that his potential donors are going to believe that Target is begging AFA for mercy. They believe it because they want to believe it. Evidence has very little relevance in that world.

Robert Knight tries to advance the anti-SPLC smear campaign

Robert Knight
Robert Knight knows a thing or two about hate groups. After all, he has been employed by at least three of them: Concerned Women for America, Coral Ridge Ministries and Family Research Council. It is therefore no surprise that Knight has authored a piece attacking Southern Poverty Law Center for The Washington Times. Knight's piece is titled: “The uses and abuses of hate.” The meta-title (what you see in your browser's info bar) is “Anti-Christian hatred leads to false accusations.” According to the subtitle of this polemic: “Falsely accusing opponents with hate is a devilish tool of the anti-Christian crew.”

When outlets want anti-trans BS they know where to turn

“The end game for Heritage, the Church and religious extremists is to thwart nondiscrimination laws protecting transgender people by discrediting the very existence of trans folks.”
Ryan T. Anderson, Michelle Cretella, Paul Hruz, Allan Josephson
(L-R) Ryan T. Anderson, Michelle Cretella, Paul Hruz, Allan Josephson

Heritage foundation has been busy. They are attempting to deliberately misinform the public about trans kids. They turn to the reliable sources.

Michelle Cretella is no longer a licensed physician but she is president of American College of Pediatricians. ACPeds has been designated an anti-LGBT hate group by Southern Poverty Law Center. The source of Cretella's “wisdom” on trans kids seems to come from the Vatican. A new name — Dr. Allan Josephson — emerges among the religious crackpots. Josephson is a professor of psychiatry at University of Louisville School of Medicine. He is also in private practice.

The dangers posed by these people cannot be overstated. In an effort to conform science to religious dogma these doctors are perfectly willing to compromise the health and wellbeing of children. I sent a note to Josephson's dean. While I fully believe in academic freedom it is reasonable to question whether or not his students are the recipients of instruction that is at odds with Josephson's own professional organization.\

Saturday, October 14, 2017

A Christian activist making mischief while re-writing history

David Lane
Anti-LGBT Christian Supremacist David Lane
Saturday, David Lane is busy muddying the historical record to serve his purposes. The sanctimonious Lane is no stranger to dishonesty. In Lane's view anything is acceptable if done for Jesus. The post is titled God's Champion. Perhaps Lane is referring to himself.

In the way of background. David Lane is a determined political operative and theocrat. His goal is to propel Protestant pastors into elective office. Lane's American Renewal Project is sponsored by American Family Association, an anti-LGBT hate group. Lane also has the support of people like Mike Huckabee and Newt Gingrich.