Friday, April 28, 2017

AFA Wants to be Designated a "Hate Group" Forever

Today it is American Family Association, an anti-LGBT hate group promoting transphobia. The spew is titled: “Moms complain: Man can't be a mother.” Ten days ago I wrote about village idiot Todd Starnes getting bent out of (some) shape because Dove made a commercial with a transgender mom. Maybe it is me but I fail to appreciate what possible difference it makes to their petty little sanctimonious lives if Dove uses a trans woman for a commercial. Trans people do exist and they raise children just like everyone else and that's a fact.

AFA likes to pretend that One Million Moms and One News Now are independent organizations in spite of the fact that they are just AFA owned websites. Nevertheless, AFA seem determined to maintain its hate group designation in perpetuity:
In the middle of an online video for Unilever's Baby Dove campaign #RealMoms appears a cross-dressing biological father trying to pass as a mother. In the video featuring young women sharing their views of motherhood, the man – attempting to be a woman – says: "There's no one right way to do it all."
AFA personnel are simply incapable of writing the two words: “transgender woman.” It is far more economical than their verbiage. Yet that does not express their contempt, disapproval and denial of something that they do not like.

Here is some of that pretension:
Monica Cole, director of OneMillionMoms.com, spoke with OneNewsNow. “It's just absurd that Dove would try to push an agenda and to be politically correct when they are offending their target marked <sic> in the process of doing this,” she offers.
In other words, one employee of AFA spoke with another employee of AFA. What I find absurd is the fact that one of AFA's dim bulbs presumes to be a market analyst. She allegedly has a BS from Mississippi State and seems have had only one employer — AFA. I doubt that she knows the difference between forward-looking bias and peanut butter. Why on earth would anyone be offended by Dove's commercial? I doubt that she could adequately define Dove's target market. If she could she probably would be employed elsewhere.
Cole and other moms have been contacting the company to express their displeasure. The 1MM spokeswoman says they have received a response.

"They have said that their ads are 'truthful' and done 'in good taste,'" she quotes. "That's the part that stands out to me the most when this particular commercial is anything but truthful. It's false to portray a man as being a mother."
I think that they politely told the hate group to shove it.
Cole says they are primarily concerned about children watching the ad and being confused by what they see.
Oh, so now the very depiction of a transgender person is harmful to children. One of the reasons that AFA is designated a hate group is their insistence on perpetrating the falsehood that LGBT people pose a threat to children.

Good Christian Mississippi has one of the highest divorce rates in the nation — Sixth highest for women and 11th highest for men. And those numbers are in spite of the fact that getting a divorce in Mississippi is very difficult. Both parties have to be in agreement on almost every issue. Moreover, Mississippi fourth and eighth graders are ten points below the nation in mathematics proficiency.

If these people are really worried about kids there are better places to look than the less than 1% of the population that are transgender parents. Chances are that, on average, their children out-think the average Mississippian.

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