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04/17/2007

Eh, there was an H, an R, and a C -- close enough

by Jeremy Hooper

If you're going to be snarky, you need to be accurate. When writing the introduction to a recent Concerned Women For America article, Sarah Rode succeeded at the former but failed miserably at the latter when she said:

In a thoughtless and offensive exercise of political hyperbole from a side event at the United Nations, a representative of the deceptively-named Human Rights Campaign recently likened the imagined “plight” of homosexuals in America to the very real humanitarian tragedy in Darfur.

Her crime? The Human Rights Campaign had nothing to do with this event! The best we -- this writer and a rep from the Human Rights Campaign -- have been able to determine is that she is talking about the UN Human Rights Council, which did recently address both Darfur and sexual orientation in a recent session. Or perhaps she's talking about the Human Rights Commission or Human Rights Watch? Or maybe she just pulled the whole thing out of her Concerned fanny. Whatever the case, nobody at the gay-focused HRC knows anything about this.

We've contacted Ms. Rode to ask for either a link that would verify the Human Rights Campaign's role in this, or to issue an immediate correction; we'll keep you posted. In the meantime, we want to go ahead and forewarn Ms. Rode: "Hillary Rodham Clinton" and "Her Rotten Core" are not interchangeable terms, despite their shared H.R.C-iness!

CWA: Breaking Homosexual “Silence” with Truth [CWA]

**UPDATE: Both Sarah Rode and Matt Barber have ignored multiple attempts at contact. But then again, CWA does seem to prefer reach out to us in more anonymous ways.

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