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10/05/2011

True or False: The potential Presidents of a prominent political party are catering to rabidly anti-gay rhetoric?

by Jeremy Hooper

We're just one day away from the start of the Family Research Council's so-called Values Voter Summit, at which all of the leading GOP presidential candidates will appear. Will appear and, by extension, support aggressive anti-science, fallacious politicking, and crude stigmatization like the kind represented in FRC's new "quiz":

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*MORE of what the candidates will be tacitly supporting: FRC is responsible for positioning gays as a kid-threatening disaster in need of "ex-gay" therapy, churning out brochures that compare same-sex marriages to those bonds which might exist between a man and a horse (complete with horse photo), directly likening equality activists to terrorists, calling LGBT rights a battle of "good versus evil," saying DADT repeal proponents are "willing to jeopardize our nation’s security to advance the agenda of the radical homosexual lobby," claiming gay teens kill themselves because they know that they're "abnormal," saying the gay activists who challenge FRC are "held captive by the enemy," writing that same-sex marriage will be "opening the door to all manner of moral and social evil, tweeting that gays don't need to "be a slave to feelings," and fundraising around the idea that gay kids are immoral and telling them otherwise is "disgusting," and calling for U.S. gays to be either "exported" or criminalized (to name just a few of FRC's more recent attacks).

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