Buster Wilson yesterday unleashed a hate-filled invective against highly-respected and often-cited LGBT and progressive civil rights organizations, claiming “there is nobody out there that is any more hateful” than “Big Gay” bloggers.
“Think Progress, The New Civil Rights Movement, Right Wing Watch, how many other places, how many supported groups in what Bryan Fischer has aptly named the Big Gay movement, think themselves wiser, smarter, more proficient in life than God almighty or the great Apostle Paul,” Wilson, General Manager of the American Family Association‘s radio network, told listeners.
“For they take anybody, even pastor Louie Giglio, with the influence that this man has in the world today, they think that anybody, even this man, if they say what the Bible says about homosexuality that they are a dangerous, lying, hateful individual and you should shun them,” Wilson claimed, referencing Giglio, the Georgia pastor who stepped down from consideration after being chosen by the Presidential Inaugural Committee to deliver the benediction.
“Make no mistake about it church, that’s where we are today. We are at the place, maybe we’re not thrown in jail for it like pastor Youcef Nadarkhani in Iran, maybe we’re not slaughtered or beheaded for it yet, but make no mistake about it, if you stand and proclaim what the word of God says about certain things, primarily about homosexuality, you are going to be ostracized, you are going to be mocked and ridiculed, you are going to be called names, you are going to be marginalized and you are going to be cast out.”
Brian Tashman at Right Wing Watch, who first reported Wilson’s comments, adds:
After warning that Christians will be made out to be “lying, hateful” people, he later proclaimed that gay rights bloggers are “lying, hateful people” as “there is nobody out there that is any more hateful than these people are.”
“I know for certain, Think Progress is neither,” Wilson quipped. “They neither think nor are they progressive, in the traditional sense of the word. These people are hate-filled, mean-spirited, lying, hateful people. If you can take pastor Louie Giglio and marginalize him so much that he looks evil you are some kind of character.”
“I don’t know how to process that these groups that are so—they call us a hate group. Let me tell you something, there is nobody in the nation that is more hateful than The New Civil Rights Movement, Right Wing Watch and Southern Poverty Law Center and now you can add to the list in my opinion, Think Progress, there is nobody out there that is any more hateful than these people are.”
Wilson rightly notes that his organization, the highly-funded American Family Association, which supports a radio network of almost 200 stations across more than 40 states, reaching millions of listeners daily, has been certified as an anti-gay hate group by the venerable and highly-respected Southern Poverty Law Center.
In order to be included in the SPLC’s hate group list, an organization is tracked, often for years and is proven to repeatedly spread lies and hate against a group of people.
The New Civil Rights Movement does not spread lies and hate — in fact we do exactly the opposite: we reveal facts and use the exact words of people like Wilson’s top spokesperson, Bryan Fischer, to expose the agenda of misinformation, lies, and hate these groups spread.
One final note: Wilson refers to Think Progress, The New Civil Rights Movement, Right Wing Watch, and the Southern Poverty Law Center as “supported groups.” While it’s certainly true we are very grateful to have the support of millions of readers, unlike our esteemed colleagues — including Think Progress, an arm of the Center for American Progress (CAP), Right Wing Watch, an arm of People for the America Way, and the Southern Poverty Law Center, an amazing institution founded over 40 years ago – The New Civil Rights Movement is not “supported” by external funding. Other groups have large endowments, take in huge donations and have people in charge of fundraising.
The American Family Association via their website, for 2011 reported almost $18 million in income (“revenue”) including over $16 million in donations.
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