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02/22/2008

Wherein another antagonist goes penguin hunting

by Jeremy Hooper

Images-1-2Earlier this morning we heard how a pair of Concerned Women For America were misrepresenting the pro-acceptance children's book And Tango Makes Three so that it sounded like a "sexually explicit" piece of work. But then, after being called out on their misrepresentative nonsense, CWA proceed to pull their deceptive piece. We thought we were done with the book for the day.

Unfortunately, however, Peter LaBarbera has decided to keep the off-base, fallacious "it's all about sex" meme going. The Americans For Truth leader describes the very same kiddie book to One News Now as follows:

"One of the more insidious aspects of the homosexual agenda has been its willingness to manipulate young people's minds to promote homosexual behavior," ..."We shouldn't be talking about homosexuality to kids who are years away from understanding ... what normal sex is ...."
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"The homosexual activists know that they have to change minds very young and equate homosexuality with love before the parents can inculcate their own values," he continues. "So that's why these books are insidious, because they're ... trying to change these kids' minds and their moral framework ...."

And again, we have a "pro-family" spokesperson representing a book about love and companionship as if it's one about hardcore banging. Whereas Sleeping Beauty and Rapunzel create in their minds' eyes the notion that every lady can find herself a man, tales like Tango are made to sound as if they're filled with graphic instructions on things like condom usage and proper teeth placement. This double standard in terms of classification is as wrong-headed as their overall heterosexist, homo-hostile tone.

Pete's right by saying that we gays are trying to change hearts and minds. We are trying to show society that despite attempts by folks like Pete to bastardize actual truth, homo-geared people are, have always been, and always will be part of the fabric of society. Also, we are quite unapologetic about trying to stop anti-gay attitudes from plaguing yet another generation. And we are trying to change the conversation from one in which gays are automatically branded as "insidious" for refusing to be bullied into living out someone else's ideal. We make no bones about this. We aren't fans of bias. Why should we be?!?!

If parents like Peter want to "inculcate" their own children with discriminatory outlooks towards a viable population sect, then they have every right to do so. They will NOT, however, foist their society-weakening, regressive, hostile, biased baggage on those of us who choose to guide our own children with reasoned, humane outlooks.

Virginia parents succeed against pro-homosexual book [ONN]

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