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01/14/2013

Audio: Focus on the Family prez says homosexuality 'not a super sin' (*but you still shouldn't 'condone what they are doing')

by Jeremy Hooper

This is bound to tick off the crowd that already thinks Focus on the Family has gone soft:

This clip speaks to the tough position this organization is in. The fact of the matter is that Focus on the Family (and its CitizenLink action arm) still opposes every LGBT rights policy—and aggressively so! The organization still supports gay "change," still pushes anti-LGBT figures, still pushes its programs that try to strip all inclusive curriculum from schools, still runs state policy councils that deny us rights on the local level, and still dedicates considerable time to fostering a climate of non-acceptance. So that, coupled with its decades of hostility, makes the organization wholly unsupportable for just about anyone who backs LGBT equality (or even just basic LGBT tolerance). Even on matters that don't involve LGBT rights, the organization is too loaded down with baggage for most pro-LGBT peeps to get behind.

The problem, for Focus, is that the org's new drive to be all hippy-dippy "soft" is also turning off the far-right supporters that have long been their bread and butter. Other "pro-family" groups are now proudly distancing themselves from the Daly version of this onetime "values voter" giant. Those who don't like any concessions aren't willing to support a president who couches in the way that Daly so often does. The far-righties have other places to go and so many of the most ardent are going there. Translation:

ROCK | Focus on the Family | HARD PLACE

God bless 'em.

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