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04/19/2013

Must you misrepresent everything, FRC?

by Jeremy Hooper

There are lots of ridiculous aspects to the Family Research Council's latest video attacking the idea of inclusive scouting. But for now, let's focus on one visual element, which is kind of poetic when you consider this organization's overreaches, general lack of respect for court procedure, reliably bad protocol, and overall egocentrism.

First the image. In its video, FRC pretends this photo is of Boy Scout officials holding a recent policy meeting:

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[SOURCE: Anti-gay FRC video @ :29 mark]

Only thing? It's a complete fabrication. FRC simply Photoshopped a Boy Scout logo and a "2013 Policy Meeting" placard onto an existing picture that they lifted from another site. The picture in question is actually from the website LegalGeekery.com and is described as being from the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts:

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[SOURCE: LegalGeekery.com]

As far as we know, none of the people pictured are involved in scouting. But hey, whatevs. FRC needed some sort of visual, so they just took one and repurposed it. Voilà—instant BSA policy meeting!

Then again, this is the organization that takes any judicial body that sides with equality and frames it as "unfair" and "activist." They have a penchant for misrepresenting courtrooms, it would seem.

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