WANTED FOR MURDER: Phil Burress and "The Citizens For Community Values" of Ohio

I have written before about Phil Burress (pictured left) and Cincinnati,Oho based “Citizens for CommunityValues”   who are one of the most dangerous anti-gay hate groups in the Midwest and  are officially associated with Focus on the Family, The Family Research Council and the American family Association.  They have been directly linked to helping in the passage of not only the Ohio DOMA law but also passage of the Federal DOMA Law.  The President of their sister organization in California was one of the leaders for “Yes on 8”,  they have most Republican politicians in the Ohio, Indianna, and Kentucky region in their pockets and have fought to repeal anti-gay discrimination laws and human rights ordinances throughout the state of Ohio.

Phil Burress and the CCV seem to be able to fly under the radar in the rest of the county outside the Midwest because the group hides behind their anti-pornography campaign” and they localize their anti-gay hate movement to the Midwest.  but one trip to their website spells out bluntly where they stand on LGBT individuals. (All in the name of Christ, of course)

Members of The National Pro-Family Forum on Homosexuality – This group includes representatives from most of the national pro-family organizations and meets every three months, usually in Washington, D.C. The group’s first organized effort was the National Campaign to Protect Marriage that mobilized national and local pro-family leaders in all 50 states to work together to defend traditional “one man-one woman” marriage. However, their major achievement has been The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and other similar laws that were passed in 36 states since 1996. Another major achievement of this forum was the “Truth in Love” full-page ad and campaign printed in many major newspapers and on TV

Even more alarming than the destructive effect upon the individual is the threat that the activists’ agenda poses upon society as a whole. Again we repeat, the traditional family-one father, one mother, and their natural or adopted children-is the basic building block of society. Not just our society, but society as a whole. The history of civilization proves that when a particular society strays from this norm, that society deteriorates.

Homosexual activists are not simply seeking acceptance of individuals who engage in homosexual behavior. Rather, the primary, clearly stated focus of their agenda is normalization, complete social acceptance, of homosexual relationships and the undermining of the traditional family. Just as we cannot stand by silently and watch individuals lured into a destructive lifestyle, we also cannot stand by silently and watch militant activists chip away at the very foundation of our cultural heritage and our Judeo-Christian belief system.

One very important part of the homosexual activists’ agenda is to raise the awareness of homosexuality, or simply stated, to talk about homosexuality frequently and loudly. In virtually every area of our lives, the homosexual activists have been successful in raising the homosexual issue. Every one of us has been forced to be a part of the argument regarding homosexuality and marriage; homosexuality and adoption; homosexuality and civil rights; homosexuality and minority status; homosexuality and the armed forces.

Suicide and bullying rates on LGBT teens as well as harassment and violence against LGBT adultss are much higher in the Midwest.  Recently there has been 4 teen suicides in just ONE Ohio school alone due to bullying and anti-gay harassment. that has not been privy to the national spotlight.

People like Burress and the CCV who preach intolerance and hate in the name of God are those who are responsible for these recent deaths.  They teach hate nothing more, nothing less and a spotlight must be shone upon them and they must be outed across the nation for the hateful despicable people that they really are and they must be stopped.  .They have blood on their hands, and much more than that of the four teens at that Ohio School.  By preaching their vile message they have become accessories to murder and violence to LGBT teens and adults throughout the Midwest and the country.

They must be held responsible and they must be stopped before more blood is shed and before more Innocent lives are lost.

*You can watch a propaganda video from the CCV called “168 days – A Miracle” where they brag about how they helped with the Federal DOMA laws and made Ohio have the toughest DOMA laws in the country after the jump.

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Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, journalist and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story,

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