RECENT  POSTS:  » GLAAD: Why would we silence unwittingly helpful voices like yours, Peter LaBarbera? » Photo: NOM fully (and finally) owning its wholly faith-driven root » Our winning movement wins another one: Judge says Ohio must recognize out-of-state marriages » Video: Tony Perkins is pissssssssssssed at Chick-fil-a » You must be so proud of this headline, @ChristianPost » READ: Full page 'NY Times' ad pleas to supposedly refreshing new Pope: Take strong stand for LGBT youth » Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, and—activists who try to strip certain citizens of certain civil rights?! » Here we go again: Anti-equality activist going after Christian publisher for simply publishing an LGBT-affirming view » Photo: Equal marriage in Utah is like—stepping on a sailor's face?! » NOM co-founder warns Christians of the supposed gay-initiated perils that lie ahead  

« Go back a post || Return to G-A-Y homepage || Haul tail to next post »

07/11/2011

What #TOMS ultimately rejected: An org. that thinks homosexuality is as changeable as shoes

by Jeremy Hooper

In the official press release responding to the TOMS debacle, Focus on the Family framed the criticism against them as coming about "simply because we hold to biblical beliefs about marriage and family." In damage control Tweets, millennial outreach person Esther Fleece tried to discredit the criticism as "noise and nonsense" and to cultivate the general idea that Focus is the victim here. All Colorado Springs-based hands are on deck to make Focus on the Family seem like the victim of "intolerance," as you can see head Comm. guy Gary Schneeberger doing right here:

Screen Shot 2011-07-11 At 10.35.22 Am
[@gschneeberger]

But yeah? Really? That's what Focus is going with on this one? They simply support "traditional marriage" and that's why we think they make an unfit partner for a do-good company like TOMS?

Well here, how about another Exhibit in our collection of evidence of animus. In this one, which is highlighted on Focus on the Family's website as instructive guidance for anyone facing homosexuality in his or her life, the organization presents "ex-gay" change as the only acceptable option for gays, because "homosexual behavior violates God's intentional design for gender and sexuality." They also present the scientific community's position on the the harms of "reparative therapy" and the acceptance of gay and lesbian sexual orientations as born not out of actual science but rather "political correctness." And they will do all of this by highlighting their own stable science that the religious right deliberately created for the sole purpose of pushing "ex-gay" therapy into the conversation, so as to justify their "love the sinner, hate the sin" stances.

This goes waaaaaay beyond marriage:

201107111029

[SOURCE: FocusOnTheFamily.com]

space gay-comment gay-G-A-Y-post gay-email gay-writer-jeremy-hooper


Your thoughts

comments powered by Disqus

G-A-Y Comments Policy


 
Related Posts with Thumbnails