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06/22/2010

Love your dads, become part of an AFA condemnation

by Jeremy Hooper

Flickr user deniseolrich caught a cute shot of these two young Boston Pride revelers:

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sjandersonphoto caught the flip side:

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Together, they make up a peaceful, easy portrait of American family life. A Norman Rockwell for the iPad age.

Oh, but not when this portrait passes through the reliably disgusting lens of the American Family Association. That particular boycott-happy, "protect children" organization is also running a picture of the two boys seen above. Except in the AFA's case, exploiting the children and claiming they have been exposed "to an unhealthy and risky environment" filled with "offensive public displays of homosexual conduct" is the order of the anti-gay day:

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Disgusting! The AFA has no connection to these kids. Somebody's kids. Yet they have taken it upon themselves to lift this photo from some unknown source, pair it with an attack on Home Depot, insert it all into a LGBT-condemning press release, and then blast it around via both email and web page to any and everyone who will listen to their prejudicial prose. This even though the kids are destroying nothing more than the notion that youthful innocence is a bygone concept.

The signs on this wagon don't read "I hate the AFA." There is no attack against anyone's values -- even those that discriminate against gay-headed homes. This family is in NO WAY attacking the AFA or anyone involved. They are expressing the sweetest thing one can possibly express: Love for their family and its values! Yet the Tupelo, Mississippi-based "pro-family" group holds firm to the kind of socially conservative victim status that paints even the most simple and benign of imagery as a slap in the face of evangelical Christianity. So two kids in a wagon = RAGE against teh gay!!!!!!!!!!! And worse yet: The AFA will continue to say they are "protecting children," even though they are the ones who constantly wage unwarranted, unprovoked attacks like this one against LGBT families!

American Family Ass. No, we didn't forget to finish writing their organizational name.

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