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08/03/2009

'How to counter extremists' workshop to apparently feature giant mirror

by Jeremy Hooper

For some movements, a like-minded group's appearance on the Southern Poverty Law Center's hate groups list would serve as an indicator that maybe, just maybe, that particular outfit is engaging in the sort of extremist rhetoric that deserves, at the very least, heightened scrutiny and, quite possibly, an overall repudiation. But for the "pro-family" movement, MassResistance's appearance on the anti-gay "hate groups" list means a personal invite to speak at a conference alongside GOP superstars like former (and likely future) presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA), Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), and Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO):

When Phyllis Schlafly calls, you can't turn her down! She's asked MassResistance's Brian Camenker to run a workshop at a national conference on "How to Take Back America", in St. Louis this September. The title of the workshop is "How to counter the homosexual extremist movement". Brian will be joined by Matt Barber of Liberty Counsel.

This conference promises to be exciting and important. Organizing to "take back America" gets a lot of lip service but not a lot of real meat. This conference will also feature Gov. Mike Huckabee, Don Feder, Joseph Farah, Don Wildmon (of American Family Assn), and Janet Porter, as well as Rick Scarborough, Mat Staver, Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA), Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), and Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO). There will be 24 workshops in all.
MassResistance invited to give workshop at national conference on "How to take back America" [MR]

And people say the social conservatives don't understand irony. Ha!

It's unclear if any of the other workshops will be so incognizantly incongruous. Though we do hear that they've invited Sarah Palin to teach a "How to not quit your job with a Fargo-accented farewell speech about 'the liberal media' if you have a child named Bristol" class.

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Your thoughts

Why hasn't the MSM picked up on this story?

Posted by: Michael | Aug 3, 2009 9:34:11 AM

Well MR just posted this over the weekend. So maybe the MSM will get on board. I'll certainly tip some people to it.

Posted by: G-A-Y | Aug 3, 2009 9:36:11 AM

. . . Honestly, why go to the group whom first failed in keeping there views law?

Posted by: Clicky the Fox | Aug 3, 2009 10:14:32 AM

So.. can anyone think of any prominent democrats that walk hand in hand with hate groups? I dont want a one party system but the GOP is doing its damndest to give the dems full control.

Posted by: penguinsaur | Aug 3, 2009 2:03:10 PM

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