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02/23/2010

Video: In a time of culture war, we shouldn't be experimenting with inequality

by Jeremy Hooper

We've already shown you HRC's three-minute highlight reel from the anti-military fairness press conference that Focus on the Family, Family Research Council, Concerned Women For America, and a whole host of other groups that exploit wholesome terms in the name of bias held during CPAC. But it turns out that that clip package only gave us a sample of the over-the-top misguidedness that's come to define DADT repeal resistance. To really understand how expansively off-base the far-right's unwillingness truly is, one must grab the popcorn, sit back, and watch speaker after speaker clumsily link this issue of freedom and national security to wholly unrelated matters like women's concerns after 9/11, reproductive freedom, or Kevin Jennings political appointment. All while they set up false parameters that claim pro-gay activists primarily debate their side by writing them off as "bigots or homophobes," ignore the polls that show the American public on the side of fairness, and completely overlook the major military leaders who have come out for repeal.

Enjoy:








Eight people who could've been pacifists, yet instead chose to grab their mud and declare a war on clarity. Without actors like the above, we would be at least 8-10 points higher in every poll. But no. On most every issue, these faith-based social conservatives are uninvited obstructionists in our game of life, working to dupe as many of our neighbors as they can into seeing us in contrived, completely unfair ways. Rather than letting easy peace take hold, they have made the lifestyle choice to war against society's full spectrum.

These "pr-family" types declared this culture war, not us. And yet we're still the ones who America is telling to sit down and shut up?! We're the ones who are still casually seen as the "radicals"?! We're still the ones most likely to be labeled "militants"?! FOR WANTING TO MARRY ONE PERSON AND POSSIBLY DIE FOR OUR COUNTRY?!?! Ugh.

If you'll excuse me, I need to go declare war on my wine cork...

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Your thoughts

In a country that promises "all men are created equal," it doesn't take a rocked scientist to understand that law-abiding, taxpaying, patriotic, gay Americans should be allowed to serve our country. The majority of Americans agree with this view for good reason. This is why the anti-equality, radical, anti-gay activists shown above are so angry and hateful in their rhetoric.

As a Christian, it's also important for me to remind them that Scripture warns clearly that revilers are going to hell...something they have all chosen to disobey.

“…nor revilers…will inherit the kingdom of God.” (1 Corinthians 6:10)

Posted by: Michael | Feb 23, 2010 9:12:09 PM

And now they are going to let women serve on submarines... a whole new war for Elaine!!

Posted by: LOrion | Feb 24, 2010 12:22:57 AM

You might want to know that the Google Ads thing is serving up three ads under this blog entry, one of which is for a "Christian" dating website, ChristianMingle.com, which says very clearly on its home page that it's a Focus on the Family website.

Posted by: Donny D. | Feb 24, 2010 2:06:25 AM

My goodness...

Posted by: Rick | Feb 24, 2010 10:21:47 PM

Matt Staver scares me! My nephew went to that school... What is going on in this country? What is going on in my Virginia? Why is there such hatred? I am just very sad and, honestly, this string of videos is not helping. Peace to all!

Posted by: Rick | Feb 24, 2010 10:25:22 PM

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