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09/26/2012

The high cost of FRC's rhetorical war

by Jeremy Hooper

This sentence tells you everything you need to know about the Family Research Council. Words credited to Tony Perkins:

Although the White House can tout an end to the war in Iraq and the killing of Osama bin Laden as accomplishments, it cannot distance the President from his extreme homosexual agenda, the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," the waning rights of religious service members, the battle over voting rights for the military, and the devastating cuts to national defense set to kick in next year. [FRC's Washington Update]

End of a costly war? End of bin Laden era? In the FRC world, those are small potatoes compared to that pesky "homosexual agenda" that President Obama supports. They seriously see this as a fair contrast.

Countless LGBT soldiers have fought in all of our wars, laying their lives on the line to resist brutal regimes. And yet D.C. special interest groups like FRC think it's perfectly okay—moral, even—to discard their fair and decent treatment behind an offensive "homosexual agenda" label? It's the lessening of these soldiers' rights that FRC would've put in the accomplishment column alongside the Iraq war and Osama termination? It's greater "culture war" here at home they consider to be boon to our national defense/security?

As disgusting as it is telling.

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