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04/12/2010

PFLAG is to 'hate group' as peeing on a flag is to patriotic

by Jeremy Hooper

PFLAGThe sole mission of the Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) is to help loved ones know and understand their LGBT friends and family members. All people, from the already accepting to the seriously struggling, are invited to attend PFLAG groups, listening and sharing and experiencing, so as to come to their own personal places of kinship. The group is nothing if not loving and tolerant.

We would think that anyone, regardless of "culture war" stance, would be able to see PFLAG as non-hostile. But professional "ex-gay" is not just anyone:

"Particularly disturbing is...since we now know that Pepsi has given over a million dollars to the Human Rights Campaign and to another hate group called PFLAG, Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays -- an organization that tells parents that their children are born homosexual," reports Greg Quinlan, PFOX spokesman. "Therefore they must accept them and that the only way to love them is to accept, embrace that homosexual lifestyle."
Pepsi continues to support homosexuals [ONN]

A hate group? A HATE GROUP?!?! We're talking about a group that is more "Kumbaya"-like than any other under the Pride flag. A group that is filled with loving mothers and fathers and brothers and grandmas, and whose activist activity is largely confined to meetings wherein people sit around in a circle and share. The only time PFLAG meetings tend to get fired up are when Jean brings her homemade Wasabi Peas for snack!

It's nonsense like this that continues to shatter our organized opposition's remaining shreds of credibility. The toss around words like "hate" and "militant" and "immoral" and "protect marriage" so frequently and so carelessly, that even deactivated bullshit detectors rise from the technological graves and ring in ear-shattering unison. And most egregiously, they go about their aggressively misrepresentative shenanigans while simultaneously accusing us of being the deceptive ones. It's no surprise that they do this, since when things like fact and science and courts of constitutional law are so fully stacked against one, one must find clever ways to dance around reality in order to stay in bu$iness. But with the increased light that has come with the internet, more and more people are catching on to the antics that have weakened any points that they may have ever had.

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