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08/22/2011

'Miserable, damaging, deviant, abnormal, immoral, counterfeit': Rebecca Hagelin paid by the attack, apparently

by Jeremy Hooper

Last week, I showed you a clip of author, Heritage Foundation staffer, and longtime conservative commentator Rebecca Hagelin linking Australia's push to legal same-sex marriage to the possibility of legalized pedophilia. Yesterday in the Washington Times, Rebecca steamrolled ahead with those same claims and more, essentially positioning LGBT people (not just their marriages) as some sort of corruptive ooze that's out to coat the planet in a corruptive sludge. Here are a few choice snippets:

Hagelin"History teaches that deviancy spurs decline, and the push to normalize homosexual relationships puts us on the fast track to disaster. But the bigger issue is what results when you fundamentally alter the basic building block of society."
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"The fiction of homosexual marriage surely will erode the morals and stability of society. It’s happening not only on the national stage, but also at local levels in ways that will affect your family and your children."
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"Schools will get their doses of homosexual-promoting curricula in California; as that state is one of the largest textbook purchasers, California’s curricular decisions will create ripple effects for publishers and school districts across the country. Middle school and high school students in every state will be exposed, under the guise of suicide prevention, to the testimonies of drag queens, transvestites and formerly drug-addicted, HIV-positive homosexuals encouraging confused teens to identify as LGBT, embrace “their” community, and reject the “bullying” of their concerned parents."
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"Know the truth: The homosexual lifestyle brings misery and damages society, health and well-being. Champion the truth. Our young people need to hear the beautiful purpose and meaning of human sexuality and marriage and to identify the immoral counterfeits that claim the same legitimacy.
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HAGELIN: Next push: Acceptance of polygamy, pedophilia [Washington Times]

Well I'll give her one thing: She says what she means, that Rebecca. In a weird way, I kind of prefer that to the code-worded "protect marriage" stuff we're used to. At least with Rebecca, there's no hiding the animus. She's all kinds of like, "Yeah, no -- I'm not down with those gay people at all." There's actually more fortitude attached to that kind of commentary, even if there's also more abject hostility.

Of course those millions of kids of conservative parents who read and respond to Rebecca's hostility might not see these words through such a pragmatic (for our side) political lens. And when it comes to that sad reality, I have no witty quip.

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