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Archive for 15 March 2012
The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation has created an enemies list of 36 commentators – including pastors, authors, radio talk-show hosts, pro-family activists and researchers – in an effort to limit the effectiveness of their media outreach.
Hmmm… Anyone who holds a view different from this group is on a ‘hate list’? I don’t hold the same view. I know a lot of folks who don’t, but none of our names are on said ‘list’.
The formulation of the list is the work of GLAAD’s “Commentator Accountability Project” that aims to “educate the media about the extreme rhetoric of over three dozen activists who are often given a platform to speak in opposition to LGBT people and the issues that affect their lives.”
What do they consider ‘extreme rhetoric’? I know several people on that ‘list’ who base their views on the Bible, pretty much like I do. Is God’s Word ‘rhetoric’? I’m not aware that any of these people hate. I’m not familiar with all those on the list, but those I am familiar with have never said anything about hating, at least not to my knowledge. I don’t hate. Too much work, and that’s not what I’m instructed to do.
“Hate is not an expert opinion,” said GLAAD’s Herndon Graddick. “In most cases, news outlets invite reputable experts to speak on the subject at hand, but when talking about LGBT issues, open hostility and anti-LGBT bias seems to be all the credibility required. This project holds these so-called ‘pundits’ accountable for the extreme anti-LGBT rhetoric they continue to spread.”
So, if someone is invited to speak with an opposing view, based on their Biblical faith, it’s considered hostile and biased? Well, looks to me like the same could be said for this organization. They appear to be openly hostile and biased towards anyone who holds a view in opposition to the GLAAD agenda.
“The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation should more accurately be called the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Criticism,” said Farah. “These people actually believe that if you have a different viewpoint and a different value system from them you are a hate-filled, bigoted monster. Here’s a group that claims in its own name that it is ‘against defamation,’ but actively defames those with whom it has disagreements. Not one example of hateful or defamatory language is offered as evidence against any of those listed in this report.”
Looking at the site linked above, I saw no evidence, no specific comments attributed to any of those on the target list, which leads me to believe that those men and women speak the truth that was shared in the Bible. Apparently, gay activists don’t like God’s rules, so anyone who shares those rules is ‘hateful’. I’m real sorry they feel that way. I’d like for them to know the love I have grown to feel from my Savior, but no one can make someone accept love, especially if they are so filled with hatred for those who disagree. Pretty much sums up the left as a whole, don’t ya think?
McCullough, a nationally syndicated radio host and one of the 36 commentators, said it is ironic that GLAAD’s goal of “shutting people’s voices down … will somehow make their arguments more sound.”
He said, “I’ve never appeared as someone who claimed to even represent much less serve as an ‘expert’ on the private lives of the LGBT community. … When I am asked to speak on a public forum it is as a person who speaks with and interacts with millions of people daily through a media company that myself and actor Stephen Baldwin began four years ago. Because we have a platform that engages people in conversation about these things and every other cultural issue imaginable we have a good idea of how OUR constituents think.”
I’ve never heard, or read, anything from Kevin McCullough that would indicate he harbors any hatred for these people. Their lifestyle is contrary to everything that we are taught by God’s rules, in both the Old and New Testament. It doesn’t mean we hate them, as people, we just are not allowed to accept their lifestyle as ‘natural’. It’s not hate, it’s disapproval due to our belief in God’s Word.
Rocky Moose next to Cameron. Yup…that’s one BIG kitteh, or one tiny person.
A Budget to Save the American Dream
America’s fiscal condition is dauntingly dismal. The national debt is well on its way to $17 trillion, 13 million Americans are out of work, and the country is stuck in the slowest recovery in the post-war era. Despite Washington bleeding taxpayers dry with reckless overspending, the U.S. Senate has not passed a budget since nearly a year before Apple released the original iPad, leaving the country in a lurch, desperate for leadership in Congress that will bring bold changes and an end to the unconscionable pattern of spending and borrowing.
Last spring, America saw a bright spot emerge from the abyss when Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) introduced a budget resolution that confronted the twin crises of spending and debt head on. Ryan’s proposal, which passed the House, was a solid step in the right direction — his budget would have gotten spending under control, repealed Obamacare, transformed Medicare, and offered a solid approach to controlling Medicaid’s spiraling costs. Unfortunately, the Senate said “no,” and America watched Washington get stuck in gridlock last summer, only to emerge with a half-baked deal that postponed real reform and put our national security in jeopardy.