During the past 24 hours, three of the most staunch anti-gay hate groups have come out swinging against President Obama’s comments about the advancement of Lesbian and Gay civil rights by countering it with the propaganda message that gay people have every single right that straight people have.
National Organization for Marriage – Brian Brown on the NOM Blog
“Gay and lesbian people are already treated equally under the law. They have the same civil rights as anyone else; they have the right to live as they wish and love whom they choose. What they don’t have is the right to redefine marriage for all of society. …
Peter Sprigg of The Family Research Council on CNN this morning
“The irony is, homosexuals already have all the same civil rights as anyone else. But that fact that all people are created equal as individuals does not mean all sexual behavior is equal or that all personal relationships have an equal value to society at large.”
The Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins doubled down on this on his radio show yesterday, Perkins poorly described Stonewall as “homosexuals… pushing back for special rights,” and went on to claim that gays never have their civil rights violated:
PERKINS: Seneca Falls was a woman’s suffrage movement, giving women the right to vote. Selma, obviously, a push to ensure that African Americans — black American in this country had full voting rights and civil rights. Stonewall, many people may not be aware of, was a move of New York of homosexuals that were pushing back for special rights. To tie all those together, there is not a single person in this country today that is gay or lesbian that are denied the rights to vote, the right to work, or doing anything else.
What they’re seeking, and it’s a little disingenuous ’cause he doesn’t say it, but it’s code what he’s saying here. He’s going to push to give them the right to redefine marriage. They have every right that you and I have today. This President has a very loaded agenda.
Other than the fact that we all know that ”homosexuals already have all the same civil rights as anyone else” is a blatant out and out lie, case in point that gays and lesbians don’t have “the right to work.” since they can be fired from their jobs in 29 states — 34 states for people who are transgender. The real irony here is that people of “religion” have “special rights” under the 1964 Civil Rights Act and Spriggs statement went unchallenged by the media this morning when he appeared on Soledad O’Brien’s show on CNN.
Now the real question is besides us bloggers will the HRC, GLAAD and the Gay and Lesbian Task Force speak out and challenge these lies before they r[eat them over and over and perhaps make people believe it?
They’re too busy basking in the glow of Stonewall being mentioned in yesterdays Inauguration speech.