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10/14/2011

Those 'Values' keep a comin': FRC bus seats another uber-extreme voice

by Jeremy Hooper

201110140843-1This is just a small smattering of what Phil Burress pushes on his so-called "Citizens For Community Values" site:

"The homosexual activist desires to coerce others not to take into account the inclination of homosexuals to practice same-sex sodomy when they make decisions, even though those others-including employers, landlords, and parents-have a right to take this preference into account."

"It should be noted here also that homosexuality is not genetic. This false claim has been repeated so often and so loudly that a disturbing majority of the public has accepted it as truth. Absolutely no research supports this claim. To the contrary, thousands of people have overcome this desire, have withdrawn from homosexual behavior and have gone on to enjoy fulfilling heterosexual relationships"
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"Compassion compels us to reach out to support healing of individuals who have been drawn into the homosexual lifestyle. And healing is possible!"
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"the militant agenda of homosexual activists represents the single greatest threat to our Judeo-Christian family values, and to societal stability as a whole, of this generation."

"Homosexual activists are not simply seeking acceptance of individuals who engage in homosexual behavior. Rather, the primary, clearly stated focus of their agenda is normalization, complete social acceptance, of homosexual relationships and the undermining of the traditional family. Just as we cannot stand by silently and watch individuals lured into a destructive lifestyle, we also cannot stand by silently and watch militant activists chip away at the very foundation of our cultural heritage and our Judeo-Christian belief system."

Homosexuality – Where we stand on the issue – and why [CCV]

So who's supporting/emboldening this, the anti-reality idea that gays are threatening, "changeable," and deserving of discrimination? Why none other than the Screen Shot 2011-10-14 At 8.36.47 AmFamily Research Council, natch. That organization -- complete with leaders who routinely get booked on mainstream television and earn much credence within the GOP establishment -- has recruited Phil and his wife Vicki to hop abroad their so-called "Values Bus":

The [Values Bus] is now headed for Ohio where we will be attending events with Herman Cain and former Governor Mike Huckabee. Ken Blackwell and Phil and Vicki Burress will join us and we will publicly endorse Josh Mandel for the United States Senate against the sitting Democrat Sherrod Brown.
[FRC]

Wait, Phil gets to appear alongside a GOP presidential front runner, rub shoulders with a Fox News talk star, and help endorse a prospective U.S. Senator? Wow, that's weird -- usually when I crudely shun a rich and vibrant population sect with antiscientific teaching and fear-mongered canards, I only get to talk to a state representative (at best).

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