Monday, April 15, 2013

Quote of the Day

In a letter co-signed to the Republican National Committee:

"We deeply resent the insinuation that we have treated homosexuals unkindly personally."

-Gary Bauer, President, American Values
  Paul Caprio, Director, Family Pac Federal
 Marjorie Dannenfelser, President, Susan B.Anthony List
 Dr. James Dobson, President and Founder, Family Talk Action
 Andrea Lafferty, President, Traditional Values Coalition
 Tom Minnery, President, CitizenLink
 William J. Murray, Chairman, Religious Freedom Coalition
 Tony Perkins, President, Family Research Council
 Sandy Rios, VP of Government Affairs, Family Pac Federal
 Austin Ruse, President, Catholic Family & Human Rights Institute
 Phyllis Schlafly, President, Eagle Forum
 Rev Louis P. Sheldon, Founder, TraditionalValues Coalition 
 Tim Wildmon, President, American FamilyAssociation

Of course they resent the insinuation they've been unkind to "homosexuals." That's what people do. Just because they resent the insinuation, though, it doesn't mean they haven't been unkind to "homosexuals."

Also notable is this group's approach to attract racial minorities. It doesn't involve acknowledging the existence of racism or listening to what many people of color say they are looking for in a political party. The strategy seems to mostly involve white people not doing anything, really, except bonding with people of color over a shared opposition toward homosexuality.

It's a strategy, of course, that coincides with the National's Organization for Marriage's revealed strategic goal of "driv[ing] a wedge between gays and blacks—two key Democratic constituencies" and "provok[ing] the gay marriage base into responding by denouncing [African-American] spokesmen and women as bigots" for opposing same-sex marriage.

How kind and civil.

Related Reading:

18 Anti-Gay Groups and Their Propaganda
The Anti-Gay Movement
On Bigotry, Again

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