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Undercover at NOM’s – Ruth Institute Anti-Gay Youth Conference – A MUST READ!

Seizing the opportunity and doing what LGBT journalist and blogger should be doing, Equality Matter’s Carlos Maza went undercover and attended  National Organization for Marriage (NOM) –  Ruth Institute’sIt Takes A Family To Raise A Village”  (ITAF) conference in San Diego where it invites college students from across the country to participate in its  weekend-long to prepare them to defend “natural marriage” on their  campuses by introducing them to a number of prominent anti-gay speakers and activists.

What Maza found was a shocking level of organization, effort and resources placed into this event, to create anti-gay leaders using every trick, lie, and piece of anti-propaganda at thier disposal.

Dr. Jenet Erickson, an assistant professor at BYU’s School of Family Life. Her seminar, titled “Marriage: The Indispensable Social Institution,”  focused on the relationship between marriage and parenting by  attempting to make the case that married, heterosexual couples offer the  best environment for raising children. She called same-sex  relationships “inherently unstable,” suggesting that gay partners eventually get bored of each other as a result of having the same gender.

At the end of her speech, Erickson was asked how she would counter  stories of well-adjusted children raised by same-sex parents. She  responded by asserting that the majority of same-sex couples are  “dysfunctional” and “erratic,” citing a widely discredited gay parenting study conducted by UT Austin associate professor Mark Regnerus. (snip)

The Truth About Same Sex  Parenting Studies,” led by economist Douglas Allen:  ALLEN: [Regnerus] came up with some shocking  results. What’s good about his study: so he wanted to use a large  sample, and he tried but he still ended up with fairly small numbers  given his definition. He wanted to use a wide range of hard measures,  that’s very commendable.   You know, if you grew up in a same-sex household, by his definition, you are multiple times more likely to face sexual abuse, for example. (snip)

And it gets much, much worse.

Please head on over to Equality Matters (but comer back here!) and read Maza’s SHOCKING account of theNational Organization for Marriage (NOM) –  Ruth Institute It Takes A Family To Raise A Village”  (ITAF) conference in San DiegoYou’ll be angered beyond words.


NOM’s Ruth Institute To Hold 4 Day Anti-Gay Training Seminar For Youth

The Ruth Institute, NOM’s (re)education arm is holding its annual weekend-long youth anti-gay hate seminar called “It Takes a Family To Raise A Village” for students (Emerging Leaders) from ages 16 to 30.

The (ITAF) conference,  is geared towards introducing students to prominent anti-gay activists in order to prepare them to defend “natural marriage.” (NOT “traditional marriage” but “natural marriage” ) so they will be prepared to fight at home and in their schools..

The 4 day “training seminar” is hosted  at the Skyline Wesleyan Church, an evangelical Christian megachurch located in La Mesa, California and headed by notorious right-wing pastor (and Glenn Beck buddy) Jim Garlow  and will take place from July 26th – July 29th and boasts a “Student Conference Faculty” that reads like a Who’s Who of Anti-Gay Mein Kampf.

William Duncan is the director of the Marriage Law Foundation a Mormon backed foundation and   previously co-chaired Utahns for a Better Tomorrow (UBT), a committee that supported the 2004 Utah amendment against same-sex marriage. Substantial donations were funneled to UBT through a shadowy nonprofit named Marriage Education Initiatives that was formed just two weeks before the election.

“Dr.” Robert Gagnonan Associate Professor of the New Testament with a history of linking homosexuality to pedophilia, promoting “ex-gay” therapy, and condemning homosexuality as unhealthy and dysfunctional.

“Homosexual relationships are far worse than polyamory, worse even than adultery (isn’t it unfair not to allow health benefits and inheritance laws to extend to one’s mistress?), and comparable to, or more likely worse than, the worst forms of adult-incest (e.g., a man and his mother). “

Thomas Roberts, which the Ruth Institute touts as the “founder of the popular American Papist blog” but leaves out that Roberts is also NOM’s blogger, Cultural Director, and “NextGen Project” head

Douglas Allen, Ph.D,  A Canadian economist, and part-time professor at a third-rate Canadian University who claimed that gay and lesbian relationships are generally more unstable, unhealthy, and promiscuous than heterosexual relationships.

Paul Diamond, A UK barrister and vocal proponent of “ex-gay” therapy who has ties to an anti-gay hate group, and has lobbied against efforts to protect LGBT people from discrimination.

And of course the Queen of anti-gay propaganda at the Ruth Institute Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse. (Watch her video below and cringe)

Four sun filled fun days of anti-gay lies, bigotry and hate training for the young.

This is just how low and despicable the National Organization for Marriage and the Ruth Institute really is.

“Traditional morals” embraces the tactics of madmen, fascists and murderers.  Indoctrinating and brainwashing innocent youth.