RECENT  POSTS:  » Focus on the Family creates itemized price list for 'saving' marriage » Fox News pays this person for his opinions » Pat Buchanan doubles down on 1983 column claiming AIDS is nature's punishment » Is NOM really going to push for a constitutional convention on marriage? » Video: Great piece from 'CBS Sunday Morning' highlights sweet success » Yes, the American marriage equality fight is over—the rest is just bluster » Goodnight from the White House to your house » AL Chief Justice Roy Moore calls marriage equality worse than segregation decision » And by opposition 'from all sides,' FRC means exclusively from the (R) side » Video: What it looked like when that thing happened today  

« Go back a post || Return to G-A-Y homepage || Haul tail to next post »

02/26/2013

Illinois Family Institute prez determined to connect 'ex-gays' to state marriage debate

by Jeremy Hooper

For weeks now, I've been showing you how fully the Illinois Family Institute and its head, David Smith, has connected the idea of reparative therapy (i.e. "praying away the gay") to his organization's supposed cause of "marriage protection." Here's the latest, posted this AM:

Screen Shot 2013-02-26 At 9.34.51 Am

Linda Jernigan is the professional "ex-gay" who routinely blames Satan for causing homosexuality, loves to claim that gays need to be inebriated in order to have sex, and equates homosexuality from everything to drugs and alcohol to roach motels. You can find much of that in Linda's GLAAD CAP profile.

Is it smart strategy for the state's top opposition group to show up the state capitol and proudly tout this "gays can and should 'change'" message on the day that a House committee is hearing testimony on marriage? I would say yes, it can be smart strategy—smart strategy for us. That is if we seize on this gift that they are handing us and connect the dots for a largely unsuspecting public that is unaware of how far our opposition movement wants to take its agenda.

space gay-comment gay-G-A-Y-post gay-email gay-writer-jeremy-hooper


Your thoughts

comments powered by Disqus

G-A-Y Comments Policy


 
Related Posts with Thumbnails