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12/01/2005

Hey, 'Concerned Women': Anti-gay and Christian aren't one and the same!

by Jeremy Hooper

The Concerned Women for America are jumping to defend Matt Barber, the former Allstate employee who claims he was fired by the insurance provider for writing an anti-gay article last December (a termination that amounts to what he and countless "pro-family" activists have been calling "anti-Christian bigotry"). But what happens when one searches Matt's article for the word "Christian? Well:

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Not even one mention. What about "Bible?"

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Nada. Due to space issues, you'll have to use your computer's own "Find tool" to verify that searching the piece for "biblical," "God," "church," "Leviticus," "Jesus," "religion," and "religious" provides the same result. In fact, in the 1626 word article, there is not even ONE reference to a Biblical view regarding homosexuality. False facts and untruths about gay mortality rates, biological and emotional issues, assertion that homosexuality is a choice, and derision of gay marriage are all, however, adequately represented.

So how the hell does CWA see it fit to call Matt's firing, the details of which are sketchy to begin with, an "outrageous story of anti-Christian bigotry?" Simple: Truth and humanity, not being great benefits to their cause, take a back seat in their campaigns of gay antipathy. "Dude writes extremely gay-unfriendly article, dude's later fired for reasons that Allstate doesn't have to reveal, annoyed dude says whatever to make himself not look like the bad guy, we want to try and capitalize on his situation so we're gonna latch onto his claims as an example of militant homosexual activism influencing the corporate world, in order to help our cause we'll call the situation 'anti-Christian' in order to gain support from the countless who'll never take the time to look into some of the facts, claims, and revelations involved with the matter" just isn't as sellable of a headline.

Allstate Fires Employee For Christian Views on Homosexuality [CWA]
**For more on the nuances of this situation, check out this fantastic piece (mid page) over at World O'Crap.

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