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08/05/2013

Young conservative leader should condemn FRC's reckless rhetoric; this is me telling him as much

by Jeremy Hooper

It began with a tweet about TLC reality star and new Family Research Council Action Executive Director Josh Duggar, and his saying that his show will continued to film him while he serves the aggressively anti-gay organization. But then it became so much more.

What follows is my recent exchange with Manhattan Declaration executive director Eric Teetsel, one among the small cadre of "next generation" marriage anti-equality activists that people on the right keep trying to inflate into a movement:

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(links: http://www.glaad.org/cap/tony-perkins ; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6JuKnXJGTc)

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(link: http://www.boxturtlebulletin.com/2010/02/02/20018)

After I presented him the first three links showing Tony Perkins' and Peter Sprigg's extreme comments, Teetsel, a man who has previously insinuated that I should leave my husband and stop being gay, said he's not interested in "who's meaner." I don't blame him, because his movement would totally lose. But I pressed on:

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(link: http://www.glaad.org/blog/frcs-vp-church-ministries-calls-revolution-against-us-not-yet-armed-one)

At this point, Teetsel, who works on a "Marriage Generation" project with FRC, got a little conciliatory. However, he still tried to make it seem like "both sides" need to turn down the temperature, which is simply untrue. I let him know:

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Did I change a mind? Probably not. But I will never stop trying.

And I really do mean it, more even as a politico than as a gay man: young conservatives should come out and repudiate FRC's crazy rhetoric. They'd score more points than they realize.

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