Tomorrow top American anti-gay leaders and also supporters of Russia’s anti-LGBT laws will come to Capitol Hill to argue that these hateful policies should serve as a model for the United States. Even more shockingly, the World Congress of Families—which sent nearly a dozen anti-LGBT American activists to Russia to support these heinous laws—is holding this roundtable at the Dirksen Senate Office Building.
Russia recently banned the propaganda of “nontraditional sexual relations” to minors; and across Europe and Africa, nations are concerned with life issues, shrinking populations, and the disintegration of the natural family. Here in America, what can our pro-family legislators learn — positively and negatively — by studying our colleagues’ actions abroad? Join the editors of The Howard Center’s quarterly, The Family in America: A Journal of Public Policy, on Capitol Hill this Friday, November 15, for a symposium addressing the question: “Family Policy Lessons from Other Lands: What Should America Learn?” Moderating will be Dr. Allan Carlson, President of The Howard Center for Family, Religion & Society and Editor of The Family in America. Our featured speakers will be Austin Ruse, President of the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute; Dr. Janice Shaw Crouse, Senior Fellow at The Beverly LaHaye Institute, think tank for Concerned Women for America; and Steven Mosher, President of the Population Research Institute. The symposium will be held from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in the Dirksen Senate Office Building, room 562. The event is free and open to the public, and lunch will be provided. To register, call Nicole King at (815) 742-4387 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Only a member of Congress can schedule rooms and meetings at the Derksin through the Ways and Means Committee.
Back2Stonewall called the Congressional Office Building but was refused information about who scheduled the meeting rooms.
Concerned Women of America’s President Penny Nance has released a statement defending officially recognized hate groups and slandering the highly regarded Southern Law Poverty Center the group which has been in charge of such designations for over the past 50 years.
“The SPLC began as a civil rights organization in the 1960s, but has been marginalized by ‘gay rights’ organizations. They no longer simply focus on the noble cause of fighting racism and have, instead, become another tool for the left. This time, the SPLC has taken their liberal propaganda too far. By demonizing traditional family groups that support traditional marriage, they just put a huge portion of the African-American community in California in the same category with the rest us so-called bigots.
“According to an Associated Press exit poll, 70 percent of African-Americans in California (virtually all of whom voted for Barack Obama) also voted for Prop 8 and in support of traditional marriage in 2008. The very people the SPLC supposedly seeks to protect from bigotry and ‘hate crimes’ are heavily in favor of the very institution that the SPLC is fighting against.”
Good As You’s Jeremy Hooper points out the CWA has actually not been added to the list of hate groups by the SPLC, they are merely listed as “anti-gay.” which they are and make no apologies about. Hooper also notes that merely being opposed to marriage equality is not, by the SPLC’s standards, enough to be considered a hate group. It seems that Nance, and other anti-gay groups are aligning with the AFA and FRC which are now officially designated as United states hate groups to pretend that its about gay marriage which has nothing to do with the SLPC criteria for breing deemed a hate group. What does matter in designation for a group or organization to be known as a hate group is that it requires that the group spread discredited and slanderous propaganda. BOTH of which the AFA and FRC has been well documented in doing.
As for CWA and Penny Nance. It’s intersting that you are pulling the race card on something has has absoultely nothing to do with race or gay marriage/ You should heed the above rule, because CWA is getting awfully close.
The list of “Official Anti-Gay Hate Group” now in the United States: 1. Abiding Truth Ministries [Scott Lively]2. American Family Association 3. Americans for Truth About Homosexuality [Peter LaBarbera]4. American Vision 5. Chalcedon Foundation 6. Dove World Outreach Center [Terry Jones]7. Faithful Word Baptist Church [Steven Anderson]8. Family Research Council 9. Family Research Institute [Paul Cameron]10. Heterosexuals Organized for a Moral Environment 11. Illinois Family Institute 12. MassResistance 13. Traditional Values Coalition
It’s like a car wreck. You can’t look away and you don’t want to.
Between GOProud’s Chris Barron’s extremely crooked face, (Dude you should seriously have that looked at. You’d be kinda handsome if you had it straightened out, and of course wasn’t so EVIL.) to the botoxed death mask of Penny Nance. Watch as the fur, claws, flesh, blood, and incoherent statements fly as they all fight each other over Tea Party control and the issues that it should tackle.