John Boehner Signs Hate Group Petition – FRC Debuts "Stop Hating/Start Debating" Website To Martyr Themselves.

As scooped last week by the most awesome Jeremy Hooper over at “Good As You” last week, the officially recognized hate group, The Family Research Council (who supposedly didn’t care about such a label) has launched a new website called “Stop Hating/Start Debating” to prove their intolerance, I mean innocence by asking haters across America to sign their petition to, now get this…..“Tell the radical Left it is time to stop spreading hateful rhetoric attacking individuals and organizations merely for expressing ideas with which they disagree.”

Really I kid you not. 

Slanderous tactics have been used against voters who signed petitions and voted for marriage amendments in all thirty states that have considered them, as well as against the millions of Americans who identify with the Tea Party movement. Some on the Left have even impugned the Manhattan Declaration–which upholds the sanctity of life, the value of traditional marriage and the fundamental right of religious freedom–as an “anti-gay” document and have forced its removal from general communications networks.

This is intolerance pure and simple. Elements of the radical Left are trying to shut down informed discussion of policy issues that are being considered by Congress, legislatures, and the courts.

Tell the radical Left it is time to stop spreading hateful rhetoric attacking individuals and organizations merely for expressing ideas with which they disagree. Our debates can and must remain civil–but they must never be suppressed through personal assaults that aim only to malign an opponent’s character.

You can take action by adding your name to the following statement:

“We, the undersigned, stand in solidarity with Family Research Council, American Family Association, Concerned Women of America, National Organization for Marriage, Liberty Counsel and other pro-family organizations that are working to protect and promote natural marriage and family. We support the vigorous but responsible exercise of the First Amendment rights of free speech and religious liberty that are the birthright of all Americans.”

Not surprisingly the petition signatures looks like a “Who’s Who of Hate In America”.  Concerned Women of America, The Eagle Forum, The Illinois Family Institute, Coral Ridge Ministries, The CCV, AFA, and The National Organization of Marriage.  Interestingly though it also includes the name of some Unites States politicos like:  (please notice all the “R’s”

U.S. Congress
Speaker-designate John Boehner – (R-OH)
Senator David Vitter – (R-LA)
Senator Roger Wicker – (R-MS)
Congresswoman Michele Bachmann – (R-MN)
Majority Leader-elect Eric Cantor – (R-VA)
Congressman John Fleming, M.D. – (R-LA)
Congressman Trent Franks – (R-AZ)
Congressman Louie Gohmert – (R-TX)
Congressman Jeb Henserling – (R-TX)
Congressman Jim Jordan – (R-OH)
Congressman Steve King – (R-IA)
Congressman Donald Manzullo – (R-IL)
Congressman Kevin McCarthy – (R-CA)
Congressman-elect Alan Nunnelee – (R-MS)
Congressman Mike Pence – (R-IN)
Congressman Joe Pitts – (R-PA)
Congressman Peter Roskam – (R-IL)
Congressman Steve Scalise – (R-LA)
Congressman Lamar Smith – (R-TX)
Congressman Fred Upton – (R-MI)

Again no real surprises there except the arrogance to actually sign a petition from a hate group to support them which is signed only by other haters. 

Will this spin into martyrdom work for the FRC?  Lets hope not.  And  that will be up to us by fighting back and exposing them for what they truly are/

Thankfully their hate and lies will always be cached on the Internet and that’s something that we should always use to our advantage because we are never going to be free until these groups are shown for what they are and destroyed.

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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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