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Prez undermines nation in support of Islam, Dems give cover to pedophiles, trans citizens make up 'freak show': What are 'thoughts conducive to landing a CBN punditry gig,' Alex?

by Jeremy Hooper

-The Traditional Values Coalition's Executive Director, Andrea Lafferty, has said things like this about our president:

"Now, he’s destroying a day of mourning for the victims of 9/11 by turning into a community work project for Muslims. How dare he do such a thing! How dare he desecrate the memories of these victims of Islamic cruelty! Words cannot express how outraged I am by what he has done – and is doing to our nation. Nothing appears sacred to him except Islam and the undermining of our nation." -9/10/2009

The above comment also came accompanied with a picture of President Obama smiling as the WTC burned behind him. Ya know, just in case the text was too subtle to make you think that then-state senator Obama took a special trip to NYC to roast marshmallows on the embers. Or in case your eyes weren't opened up back when TVC decided to Photoshop hishead onto a pro-Nazi propaganda film poster.

-Andrea also misrepresented or flat out lied about hate crimes legislation on several occasions. Like, for instance, how TVC tirelessly worked the claim that things like "pedophilia," "necrophilia," and "sex with an amputee's stump" count as sexual orientations that will be protected under this bill. Or when TVC put Jesus' face on a Wanted poster, with the implication being that advocates for hate crime protection are seeking to jail God's son. Then of course there was the time when, while addressing the Democrats' refusal to approve a far-right amendment that was introduced by Republican Steve King for the purposes of linking gays to pedophiles and ultimately killing the inclusive hate crimes bill, Andrea said the following about the supposed motivations:

(click to play audio clip)

Of course the truth is that nobody needs an amendment saying specifically that pedophilia is not a sexual orientation (which is what King's amendment would've done), anymore than they'd need text stating that eating smoked brie is not a sexual orientation. That's why the Democrats opposed it. And Andrea knows it. But she and her allies also wanted to kill the bill, so truth is the first thing that goes out the window with the "moral" religious right.

-Oh, and then there's the 2008 House hearing involving transgender protections in the workplace, when Andrea had the following to say about the "freak show" in her midst:

Why is the House of Representatives wasting taxpayer dollars to discuss whether or not drag queens or she-males are offended because of their cross-dressing or sexual behaviors in a business environment? I already know the answer: Because liberals like Robert Andrews are aggressively promoting the normalization of cross-dressing and transsexualism in our culture”

"This freak show must come to an end – and the House of Representatives should get back to important issues such as passing legislation to permit drilling for oil on our own sovereign territory and securing our borders from illegal immigration. The House should be passing legislation to protect the parental rights of girls who are driven across state lines for abortions; the House should pass the Broadcaster Freedom Act to protect conservative and religious broadcasters from efforts by liberals to reinstitute the so-called ‘Fairness Doctrine’ – which will censor the airwaves.

“Let’s stop this nonsense of pretending that men who dress like women are normal and should be considered protected minorities under federal law. These are deeply disturbed individuals who need therapy not coddling and affirmation by a liberal majority in the House of Representatives. Rep. Andrews should be embarrassed and ashamed for holding such a useless hearing

The above are but three of the kinds of instances that have landed Andrea and her Traditional Values Coalition group on the Southern Poverty Law Center's list of hate groups. One of only 13 anti-gay organizations whose antics have been over-the-top enough to meet that high bar. They are that incendiary.

So why do we tell you all this? Oh, well, because despite all of these facts (and countless many more), the right-wing Christian media machine is still putting Andrea on national television as the face of opposition to civil policy. Policy that Andrea once referred to as "The Barney Frank She-Male Shower Bill", but that she simply calls ENDA when on national television:

Group Starts Campaign Against 'Transgender' Bill [CBN]

Since viewers of these sorts of programs will never get to see the Andrea that we have seen for many years, we feel obligated to get the word out as much as possible. Behind the smile and nice chatter is someone who has said truly jaw-dropping things about us and our fellows. We know it. Those who follow TVC know it. The Southern Poverty Law Center knows it.

If the mainstream social conservative establishment wants her and TVC to be the voice of ENDA opposition, then far be it for us to intervene. They just better not try to stop us as we dish from our daily dossier on this doyenne of dramatized, deliberately deceptive, Democrat-damning demagoguery.

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