Monday, February 09, 2009

Yer Fake Persecution Watch

Get a load of this video put out by the right-wing nutcases at the misleadingly benignly-named American Family Association. I didn't have time to watch much past the first couple of minutes, but the summary presented at the intro basically says this: "because America doesn't hate gays anymore, they hate Christians." The first part of the show tells us that because kids are told not to bully gays in school, they're anti-Christian.

Anyway, if you have the time, fast-forward to about 10 minutes in - there's a ham-handed pull-on-your-heartstrings bit on children that made me laugh out loud. There's lots of unintentional comedy in there, actually.

Seriously, righties. Get a grip. defines persecution as "a program or campaign to exterminate, drive away, or subjugate a people because of their religion, race, or beliefs." Is this happening here to Christians? No. In fact, what you call "the homosexual agenda" is an attempt to get right-wingers to stop trying to "subjugate" people because of their sexuality.

It's also kind of amusing (and a bit disturbing) that they seem to be trying to turn "After the Ball," a book so important and influential that it doesn't have its own Wikipedia page, into the Protocols of the Elders of Gay.

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