Thursday, December 9, 2010

10 HATEFUL ANTI-GAY MYTHS DEBUNKED

UPDATE 12/11/10: ALSO CHECK OUT THIS EXCELLENT ARTICLE.

The following hateful myths are systematically debunked in the following article, that begins as follows:

Ever since born-again singer and orange juice pitchwoman Anita Bryant helped kick off the contemporary anti-gay movement more than 30 years ago, hard-line elements of the religious right have been searching for ways to demonize homosexuals — or, at a minimum, to find arguments that will prevent their normalization in society. For the former Florida beauty queen and her Save Our Children group, it was the alleged plans of gays and lesbians to “recruit” in schools that provided the fodder for their crusade. But in addition to hawking that myth, the legions of anti-gay activists who followed have added a panoply of others, ranging from the extremely doubtful claim that homosexuality is a choice, to unalloyed lies like the claims that gays molest children far more than heterosexuals or that hate crime laws will lead to the legalization of bestiality and necrophilia. These fairy tales are important to the anti-gay right because they form the basis of its claim that homosexuality is a social evil that must be suppressed — an opinion rejected by virtually all relevant medical and scientific authorities. They also almost certainly contribute to hate crime violence directed at homosexuals, who are more targeted for such attacks than any other minority in America. What follows are 10 key myths propagated by the anti-gay movement, along with the truth behind the propaganda.

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6 comments:

Steve Finnell said...

you are invited to follow my blog

Jerry Maneker said...

Thanks Steve. You have an excellent blog about Christianity; we merely differ on some minor points, such as the need for Baptism. God's children were chosen from the foundation of the world, saved by God's grace, and no work, including Baptism, is needed to mediate between God's grace and our Salvation. Best wishes, Jerry.

Leonardo Ricardo said...

Thank you Jerry--I really appreciate all the help/time you devote to uncovering the authentic versions of people like me--you´re a hero.

I´ve linked to this, hope it´s Ok--I´m going to run a little series so all the ¨points¨ can be absorbed easily.

Jerry Maneker said...

Thank you so much for your kind sentiments Len. Of course, please feel free to use anything I post or write in any way you deem fit. My very best wishes, Jerry.

ooo said...

best holiday wishes in this most holy of times, good sir

Jerry Maneker said...

Dear ooo: My very best wishes to you, too. Thank you so much. Jerry.