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03/21/2011

by Jeremy Hooper

Remember back in January of this year when Scott Lively told the Boston Globe he was toning down his anti-gay rhetoric in order to focus on helping the downtrodden? Yea, well: Neither One News Now's staff nor Scott's own talking point generator seems to have gotten the memo. Because the longtime anti-LGBT voice is today lashing out in the American Family Association's online "news" site, speaking against a piece of legislation that would both teach LGBT contributions and prohibit discriminatory materials and instruction from being adopted by the California Board of Education.:

Dr. Scott Lively, president of Defend the Family International, tells OneNewsNow that now is the time for Christians to voice their concern.

"And politics is a part of every church, it's part of every family -- and frankly, the reason we're suffering the consequences that we are is because the church has abdicated its responsibilities to be stewards of civil society."

The bill would mandate that teachers, textbooks, and materials present a positive image of the LGBT lifestyle.

"This isn't about tolerance. This isn't even about acceptance," Lively emphasizes. "This is about celebration and even goes further than that -- the next step after that is forced acceptance; you're coerced into being pro-gay."

California bill to foist acceptance of 'gay' lifestyle on kids [ONN]

"Coerced into being pro-gay"? As opposed to "coerced into being anti-gay," which is the mission statement on which Mr. Scott-LivelyLively has based his adult life. A pull which is apparently so darn tantalizing, he couldn't even stick to his own supposedly broadened horizons. The need to resist acceptance is apparently just that addictive. "Intervention" should really do an episode on that.

It remains to be seen if California will ultimately side with Scott's exclusionary view of what constitutes "stewards of civil society," or if the legislature will acknowledge that this realm does, in fact, include LGBT people.

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*Right Wing Watch is on this too: So Much For The New Scott Lively [RWW]

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