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05/19/2010

Greg Quinlan's anti-PFLAG 'hate' meme: Ex-appropriate

by Jeremy Hooper

It's one thing if professional "former homosexual" Greg Quinlan wants to foster his scientifically-discredited, widely-rejected "ex-gay" ideas. But if he's going to keep painting the widely-revered PFLAG (Parents and Families, Friends of Lesbians and Gays) as a "hate group," then he's going to reach the point of complete and utter discredibility faster than you can say "Hey, didn;t George Alan Rekers work for NARTH?"

Back in April, Quinlan went on record with this:

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." [SOURCE]

Now today, Greg is saying this:

"Why does PepsiCo fund an organization like PFLAG, which issues religious publications urging readers to undermine other religions with which PFLAG disagrees? Why does Pepsi fund hate," he probed. [SOURCE]

Yes, that's right: In Quinlan's world, a group that culls its information from reality and credible science is a "hate" group because they refuse to accept Greg & Co.'s world of Greg-Quinlanpreconceived scripts that make up convenient research as they go along. And companies like Pepsi are aiding and abetting the "hate" when they show support for consumers who identify within the known realm of sexual orientation, rather than those who self-identify in some bizarre, flux, in-between state that highlights what one "used to feel" rather than that which they now claim to be. Absurd.

It's totally fine if Greg and his PFOX (Parents and Friends of 'Ex-gays') employers want to challenge PFLAG's claims. He can go outside local PFLAG meetings and picket with the biggest sign the world has ever ex-missed seen. It's a free country. But writing off a group like PFLAG, one of the most peaceful organizations in this nation, as being filled with "hate"? Well that's almost as intellectually dishonest and offensive as writing off good and decent swaths of the population as "wrong," "immoral," and/or "broken." Almost.

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