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06/09/2011

Get to know your MN for Marriage coalition: Defunding PBS edition

by Jeremy Hooper

Tom Prichard is one of only two anti-equality lobbyists currently registered for the 2012 "Minnesota For Marriage" fight (NOM's Brian Brown being the other). So in our continued effort to ensure all Minnesotans know the extent of what they will be voting on just seventeen months from now, we want to show you yet another insightful nugget that Prichard and his Minnesota Family Council group has put on the record. This one from 2005:

MINNEAPOLIS – Tom Prichard, president of the Minnesota Family Council (MFC), today in a letter to state legislators called for the ending of state funding of Twin Cities Public Television (TPT) for its plan to air a controversial episode of the PBS’ “Postcards from Buster” cartoon series which targets impressionable young children with a pro-homosexual message.

In his letter to legislators Prichard said, “This episode is inappropriate for impressionable young children. In fact, it’s unacceptable that TPT would deliberately target young children with such a controversial message -- that a same-sex relationship is no different than a mother-father relationship. On the contrary, the homosexual lifestyle is fraught with significant health risks and problems.”

Lawmakers urged to defund TPT for decision to air pro-homosexual cartoon [Minnesota Family Council]

Yup, that's right: Prichard called for public television defunding, on the sole basis of one program that "dared" to include a gay-headed family, using the claim that gays are innately fraught. Because look, just behold all the "evil" he was so Valiantly opposing:

We call the family charming, Pritchard calls them a valid reason to send Bert & Ernie to the unemployment line. Tomato, tomatho; bullcrappy, bull caca.

But okay, fine, that's what he believes. We just hope Minnesotans care enough to cut through the "it's just about marriage" lines that this so-called "Minnesota For Marriage" coalition will so surely use. Because trust us, North Star Staters: Both precious governing documents and "Antiques Roadshow" would be sorely missed, should their fair application ever wither away.

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*EARLIER MFC eye-openers:

Minn. For Marriage's chief lobbyist: Gays 'live in conflict with how we are made' [G-A-Y]

Audio: Minnesota Family Council's Barb Anderson promotes
"ex-gay"and the general idea that gays are public health hazard
[G-A-Y]

Minnesota Family Council researcher: 'GSAs affirm sexual disorders' [G-A-Y]

Now-yanked docs that liken gays to things like bestiality
and express outright hostility towards gay normalcy
[G-A-Y]

Document roundup: Years of MFC lies, misreps,
and propaganda all geared towards "changing" gays
[G-A-Y]

Yet another yanked MFC doc: Teaching gay tolerance = 'psychological tampering' [G-A-Y]

Researcher Barb Anderson vs. those who'd "normalize" homosexuality
rather than embrace her scientifically-rejected "ex-gay" viewpoints
[G-A-Y]

Minnesota Family Council: Resist same-sex marriage like Lincoln resisted slavery [G-A-Y]

MFC President Tom Prichard likens same-sex marriage to the mortgage crisis [G-A-Y]

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