Wednesday, February 22, 2012

FRC hypocrisy - Shocking, I know

Tony Perkins' hate group,  Family Research Council sent out a missive yesterday that included the following:

Remind me again who's "distracting" Americans with social issues? After last week, that distinction belongs to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi(D-Calif.), who stepped well outside the mainstream by calling for a same-sex "marriage" plank in the 2012 Democratic platform.

Putting her party in an extremely awkward position, Rep. Pelosi insisted that Democrats bring her San Francisco values to the entire country with a first-ever endorsement of same-sex "marriage" at the party's national convention.

"San Francisco values" Really? Marriage equality is "well outside the mainstream?" If I want to see something far outside the mainstream, I just have to view the 2010 Texas Republican Party official platform. The outright bigotry reads like something that a hate group, like FRC, would author     perhaps they did.
Homosexuality – We believe that the practice of homosexuality tears at the fabric of society, contributes to the breakdown of the family unit, and leads to the spread of dangerous, communicable diseases. Homosexual behavior is contrary to the fundamental, unchanging truths that have been ordained by God, recognized by our country’s founders, and shared by the majority of Texans. Homosexuality must not be presented as an acceptable “alternative” lifestyle in our public education and policy, nor should “family” be redefined to include homosexual “couples.” We are opposed to any granting of special legal entitlements, refuse to recognize, or grant special privileges including, but not limited to: marriage between persons of the same sex (regardless of state of origin), custody of children by homosexuals, homosexual partner insurance or retirement benefits. We oppose any criminal or civil penalties against those who oppose homosexuality out of faith, conviction, or belief in traditional values.
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