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11/29/2010

Video: Potok, Matthews play 'Hardball'; Tony Perkins sticks with 'Pretend'

by Jeremy Hooper

From today's "Hardball":


[MSNBC]
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*SEE ALSO: Our roundup of some of the other affronts that landed FRC on the SPLC's list.

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*Some brief notes on the piece:

*NOTE 1: Let's not forget that Peter Sprigg has also called for our exportation:


*SOURCE: Gays seek immigration reform [Medill Reports]

Guess that can just be explained away too?! "Oh, here's what he really meant by the that..."

Give me a break!

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*NOTE 2: On Wednesday of this week, Peter Sprigg will be used as a DADT "expert."

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*NOTE 3: American College of Pediatricians is the sham splinter group deliberately designed to sound like the credible American Academy of Pediatrics. And here you saw its carefully-crafted name in action. Tony and like minds can casually drop it as a credible source and the vast majority of people don't know enough to question it.

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NOTE 4: FRC has used this "Eighty-six percent of offenders against males described themselves as homosexual or bisexual" stat many times over. The convenient-sounding data comes from a 1988 study that is very thin on backing information, and the claim is one that has been repudiated by several other peer-reviewed studies:

This study was based on a retrospective review of the medical records of male sex offenders admitted to the Minnesota Security Hospital between 1975 and 1984. Apparently, 70% of the men abused girls, 26% abused boys, and 4% abused children of both sexes. (The paper is unclear in that it doesn't explain how perpetrators with multiple victims were counted.) The paper asserts in passing that "Eighty-six percent of offenders against males described themselves as homosexual or bisexual" (p. 83). However, no details are provided about how this information was ascertained, making it difficult to interpret. Nor did the authors report the number of homosexual versus bisexual offenders, a distinction that [other studies] indicates is relevant.
*A nice roundup of other studies: Facts About Homosexuality and Child Molestation [UC Davis]
*MORE at Box Turtle Bulletin

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