Originally Posted by Emproph
This story deals with the ex-gay/anti-gay organization, Exodus International. My concern (and suspicion) is that this is a practice-run for what they plan to do in the U.S. if given the chance (Good luck Obama 2012).
Originally Posted by BishopIoan
Make no mistake...they WOULD do this here if they thought they could get away with it. This is why the LGBTQ community must remain vigilant. People like Lively would send us back not only back into the closet but into the age of the Inquisition and the stake.
Originally Posted by Gennee
Pathologizing certain groups of people is a method of control. It's still done to African Americans, women, Native Americans, Hispanics, and Asians. LGBTQ people are another group that anti-gay groups focus on. LGBT organizations need to beware because evenually they will come after them and us.
These propaganda tactics are time-tested. As an example, Jim Burroway notes in a recent article
on BoxTurtleBulletin, most people aren’t against same-sex marriage because they know it won't affect them, until they’re scared into thinking that it will affect them by the "Christian" neo-cons who assert that homosexual-sex will be "taught" in schools.
In regard to the Maine initiative (see BTB article) to re-ban same-sex marriage, the lies that are being told by the ego-addicted neo-cons are being met, insufficiently, with happy-go-lucky “justice for all” ads.
Perfectly effective, but insufficient.
This is a point that I have been trying to raise for some time, you can’t meet the violence of lies with simple non-violence. The lies must be refuted as well---which can
be done nonviolently, but it must be done.
Further, this isn’t just about the LGBT community, this is about the entire progressive community.
There is a needed place for reconciliation between conservatives and progressives, but if we don’t realize that the fringe neo-cons have no conscience to speak of, then we’re all
Their goal is a theocratic police state, and they will stop at nothing to get it. Even though it's against their own best interests--because for them, this is a battle of “good against evil.”
And without an enemy, they have no identity. No definition that confirms that they are the ones who are “good.”
I used to think that their biggest fear was death, now I think their biggest fear is being wrong.