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03/31/2008

Those who don't wanna live in 'hate' houses should've never thrown stones!

by Jeremy Hooper

200803310914So remember on Friday when we told you how the Southern Poverty Law Center has added the virulently anti-gay group MassResistance to its list of known American "hate groups"? Yea, well that same Massachusetts organization is now making the absurd case that it is actually SPLC that is the true hater, with the duo that heads MassResistance using their own characteristics as families to try and discredit the label with which they've been branded.

"Hate gays? Nonsense! Some of my best friends are black and/or Jewish!" This is the sort of absurd logic being presented on MR's blog:

MassResistance blog has identified the communist Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) as a "HATE GROUP" (along with Bay Windows, QueerToday, MassEquality, BAGLY, the Mass. Commission on Gay and Lesbian Youth, GLSEN, PFLAG, Human Rights Campaign, etc. -- the list is endless...), following SPLC's libel of MassResistance and other pro-family groups, including the Traditional Values Coalition.
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The claims by SPLC are absurd on their face. MassResistance is led by an Orthodox Jew, yet the HUGE majority of “hate crimes” they report in Massachusetts between 2003-2007 are against Jews! Second are crimes based on race, then ethnic group, then religion, then “sexual orientation”.

“Hate Crimes” in Mass., 2003-2007, as reported by Southern Poverty Law Center
Anti-Semitic: 76
Racist: 32
Ethnic: 13
Religion: 5+
“Sexual Orientation”: 5
[NOTES: Numbers approximate, due to overlap for instance with KKK referring to blacks, Jews, and religion. The overwhelming majority were non-violent slurs delivered verbally, or through graffiti and pamphleting.]

So according to SPLC, MassResistance, led by a Jew, is fanning the flames of anti-Semitism in Massachusetts? And another MassResistance leader, who has an interracial family, is fanning the flames of racism in Massachusetts? Or are they somehow responsible for a ruffian yelling insults at a homosexual individual because they oppose the normalization of sodomy, and homosexual "marriage"?

Uhm, Brian, Amy: Nice try, but nobody is claiming that you all are a "hate group" on the basis of racism or anti-Semitism. And your own religious identification or family makeup does not change the fact that your anti-gay activities have landed you on this dishonorable list! In fact, you all could belong to a liberal Jewish temple that fully supports gay marriage and could have a transgender child in your family, and it still wouldn't change the fact the you continue to lob cruel insults at the LGBT community on a daily basis!

Are there hate crimes that occur with greater frequency than those against the LGBT community (a relatively small minority)? Absolutely! Nobody has ever claimed otherwise. But the ones that are waged against the queer community are just as reprehensible and in just as much need of address. And it's not only the crimes that need to be looked at, but also the sort of mentality that creates a hateful breeding ground. MassResistance's niche on SPLC's dubious register is the one that demonizes gay existences, discredits same-sex couplings, and fights LGBT equality at every turn. The positive support they may show for other communities changes nothing in terms of the negative environment that they foster for gay folks.

Southern Poverty Law Center Identified as "HATE GROUP" [MassResistance]

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Since when has Jews and interracial couples became the umbrella for homosexuals?

Sally Kern and this kooky twosome needs to shart sharing their medications. And I recommend a cuddling session for each of them, with Richard Cohen too.

Posted by: Scott | Mar 31, 2008 1:01:35 PM

Oh come on, everyone knows that all homosexuals are really mixed-race Jews.

Posted by: Timothy Kincaid | Mar 31, 2008 4:41:57 PM

Well, Timothy, this Gentile certainly does have some Jew in me.

Frequently. His name's Andrew.

Posted by: G-A-Y | Mar 31, 2008 4:50:53 PM

MassResistance does not speak for all of us on the far Right of America's political spectrum. There are many people who, on the surface, must pretend to be something we aren't, because our faith says we must.

I am the chairman of the Christian Film & Television Commission, and founder of the website www.movieguide.org...and I am also a proud, yet quiet, member of the Log Cabin Republicans. Yes, exactly what that implies.

While I must play the role of Bible-thumping Southerner, replete with the "hatred" for gays and Muslims and immigrants, deep down I am more the liberal than I can let on. To reconcile these sides is tough. It is a hard thing to do. And this MassResistance, like the Commission I founded, must by necessity play to the wealthy Christian fear-base while at the same time, without question, harbouring nothing but the best wishes for the gay/lesbian/transgendered community.

If we could but each be what we really are, in today's America.

Posted by: Dr. Ted Baehr | Apr 25, 2008 3:04:00 AM

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