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05/25/2010

Oh look, FRC is being un-American and insolent. Shocking!

by Jeremy Hooper

At a 1PM press conference, the Family Research Council will introduce this ad:


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And there you have it. Yet again, social conservatives pitting gays against America. Just look at the graphic. One soldier proudly displaying old glory -- the others apparently fighting to defend only the Castro and/or West Hollywood. Such an offensive reduction of this national conversation!

And of course the ad copy is a complete and utter canard. The deal that has been worked out allows Congress to vote for repeal now, with implementation to follow upon completion of the Pentagon Working Group study (Dec. 1, 2010). And then, the President, the Secretary of Defense, and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs must certify the implementation and consistency, making sure all is kosher in their eyes. It allows for action now, while still respecting the study and the whole process. There is no "ignoring" or "forcing" going on! If anything, it's the openly gay soldiers and their supporters who have the right and reason to be frustrated at this, yet another kick down the road on something that should've been settled a decade or more ago! Because let's be honest: This is a compromise on a compromise -- one that will hopefully pay off in the end, but one that certainly sacrifices a bit of principle to the reality of partisan politics. So FRC can just shut down that ridiculous "force" language right now!

Then there's the name of the new FRC website: MissionCompromised.org? Seriously, could they slur the brave men and women who happen to be gay or who support repeal any more than this? To say that they are "compromising" America's mission by virtue of their belief in basic fairness?! Not only is that quite a stretch -- it's one that stretches right over the realm of decency and back into the stained history of past civil rights blights.

Though FRC is right about one thing: You should still contact your members of Congress at 202-224-3121 and tell them to SUPPORT plans to repeal! Because we are not yet at the finish line. Not even close. And if we don't get this now, then how ever will West Hollywood be defended?

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**Oh, and let's not forget: This is the same organization whose Senior Fellow is on record calling for gays' exportation and criminalization: http://www.goodasyou.org/good_as_you/2010/05/frc-is-anti-dadt-repeal-oh-but-pro-exportation-and-pro-criminalization.html

**UPDATE: Check out this ridiculous poll they lauched alongside the above ad: FRC's new poll supports military input & Congressional action -- ya know, just like DADT repeal itself [G-A-Y]

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