FRC, Focus On The Family: Homosexuality Is “Evil,” Akin To Pedophilia
January 05, 2012 1:00 pm ET by Carlos Maza
By this point, the Family Research Council (FRC) probably knows that it can get away with promoting anti-LGBT propaganda on a daily basis while still being revered by every major news network. Despite the organization’s hate group designation, FRC continues to be treated as a legitimate and credible source of political commentary.
Given FRC’s success with mainstreaming anti-LGBT hate, it’s not surprising that the group is now promoting a book full of anti-LGBT misinformation so extreme that no major publisher bothered to pick it up.
On January 4, FRC’s Peter Sprigg promoted a review of A Queer Thing Happened To America, a book written by anti-LGBT zealot Michael Brown. According to the review – which was written by Focus on the Family analyst Caleb Price – the book offers helpful insights about the true nature of the “GLBT political agenda”:
In the span of a few short years, American culture has undergone a breath-taking shift in attitudes about homosexuality and transgenderism. Behaviors that were recently viewed by most to be unseemly, if not immoral, are now embraced. What was good is now evil. What was evil is now good. [...]
Specifically, Brown details how our schools and universities have been strategically targeted by GLBT activists to bring about their revolution in the span of two short generations. Terms like “tolerance” and “diversity” now almost exclusively refer to sexual orientation and gender identity. And intellectually honest debate on these issues has been completely stifled in the academic and mental health professions.
In this context, Brown offers a strong rebuttal to the “born gay’ myth and the largely unquestioned view among cultural elites that “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” are equivalent to race. And he points out the undeniable and disturbing parallels of this equation to issues like polyamory and pedophilia. [emphasis added]
FRC’s Sprigg, of course, is no stranger to making outrageous and misleading claims about LGBT people.
Later today, FRC will be hosting Brown for a lecture about his book.
One would hope that openly promoting this kind of hate speech would be enough to get FRC spokespersons off the air for good, or at least ensure that they’re accurately identified as hate mongers when they appear on national television.
If history is any indication, though, it won’t be long before Brown is the one smiling for Fox, MSNBC, and CNN’s cameras.