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religious right fuels hate crimes

Statement by Matt Foreman,
Executive Director National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

"The hatred and loathing fueling this morning's vicious attack on gay men in New Bedford is not innate, it is learned. And who is teaching it? Leaders of the so-called Christian right, that's who. Individuals like James Dobson of Focus on the Family, the Family Research Council's Tony Perkins, the Rev. Pat Robertson and their ilk are obsessed with homosexuality. They use their vast resources, media networks and affiliated pulpits to blame lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people for all the ills of society. They disguise their hatred as 'deeply held religious beliefs.' We have witnessed seven years of vicious anti-LGBT organizing in Massachusetts — and endured the hate-filled rantings of Brian Camenker of the Article 8 Alliance and Parents Rights Coalition and Ed Pawlick of MassNews. The blood spilled last night is on their hands." .

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you NGLTF for a strong truthful statement!

Tyler Dawbin said...

This is insane rhetoric, and a form of hate speech unto itself.

You should be ashamed for trying to connect Christians to this violence. This kid was a Nazi, and Hitler was an atheist.

Pathetic...using this as a platform to foment anger and hatred towards those in support of heterosexual marriage. Please, we all are sorry that this happened, Christian, conservative, gay, straight, liberal alike.

Adam Kautz said...

Tyler is upset because he knows that he and his ilk are responsible for these crimes. Just because you didn't yourself commit the crime doesn't make you innocent, hell if you want to stop being blamed for these incidents then stop slandering us lgbt people and we'll stop blaming you.

Tyler Dawbin said...

More hateful rhetoric...