On August 16, 2012, Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank publishedÂ an articleÂ in which he despicably alleged that the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is as bad for calling the Family Research Council (FRC) an anti-gay hate group as the Family Research Council is for spreading the hateful lies and incitements that got it classified as an anti-gay hate group.
Milbank, furthermore, put his full faith and credit as a Washington Post columnist behind the following statement from the anti-gay-rights National Organization For Marriage:
“The National Organization for Marriage,” Milbank said, “which opposes gay marriage, is right to say that the attack ‘is the clearest sign weâ€™ve seen that labeling pro-marriage groups as â€˜hatefulâ€™ must end’.’ (Bolding added).
NOM as well as the Family Research Council have been usingÂ Milbank’s advertisement for them all across the land as “proof” that they are not anti-gay hate groups.
TNCRM’s Scott Rose writes this Open Letter to Dana Milbank:
You wrote yourÂ columnÂ –Â Hateful Speech on Hate GroupsÂ — in apparent ignorance of the National Organization for Marriage’s incitements to anti-gay violence.
NOM sponsored an anti-gay hate rally where its chosen speakers yelled through megaphones that homosexuals are “worthy to death.”
The NOM-sponsored anti-gay hate rally in that video took place on May, 2011 in New York City.
Since that date, there have been umpteen crimes of anti-LGBT violence in New York City, across American and beyond.
I’ll give you just one example for now, though.
Kardin UlysseÂ as an eighth grade student in 2012 was subjected to a pattern of anti-gay criminal harassment and attacks in his public NYC school, attacks which school administration did not do enough to stop.
On the last anti-gay attack he suffered,Â Kardin was blinded in one eyeÂ by an attacker who yelled “Fucking faggot!” at him.
Mr. Milbank — I challenge you to look Kardin Ulysse in his one remaining eye, and to tell him that the National Organization for Marriage — whose speakers say that homosexuals are “worthy to death” — is correct when it says that “labeling pro-marriage groups as ‘hateful’ must end.”
When are you going to do that Mr. Milbank?
When are you going to lookÂ Kardin UlysseÂ in his one remaining eye, and tell him that even though his attackers yelled “Fucking faggot!” at him when they blinded him in one eye, you think that the National Organization for Marriage — (which sponsors anti-gay hate rallies where its speakers say that homosexuals are “worthy to death“) — is correct when it says that “labeling pro-marriage groups as ‘hateful’ must end”?
On the off chance that you would ever renounce your arrogance and ignorance in publishing the column you did, I want to propose a television show scenario during which you will be able to look Kardin Ulysse in his one remaining eye.
I’m sure that Rachel Maddow, Anderson Cooper and/or some other well-known figure would agree to broadcasting this scenario.
First, viewers will see the video of the National Organization for Marriage anti-gay hate rally where a NOM speaker yelled through a megaphone that homosexuals are “worthy to death.”
Then, the program host will ask NOM founder and mastermind Robert George — who also is on the board of the Family Research Council, and who wrote the anti-gay-rights NOM pledge signed by Mitt Romney — why nobody from NOM ever apologized for NOM’s anti-gay “worthy to death” rally, despite all the calls for an apology.
Next, both Robert P. George and Family Research Council PresidentÂ Tony Perkins can explain why they campaign so hard against the inclusion of “sexual orientation” and “gender identity and expression” as protected classes in school anti-bullying policies.
After those two anti-gay hate group leaders explain why LGBT students shouldn’t be properly protected in schools, you will look Kardin UylsseÂ in his one remaining eye, and tell him that you think NOM is correct when it says thatÂ “labeling pro-marriage groups as ‘hateful’ must end” — even though NOM sponsors anti-gay hate rallies where its speakers yell through megaphones that homosexuals are “worthy to death.”
How about it Mr. Milbank?
New York City-based novelist and freelance writerÂ Scott Roseâ€™s LGBT-interest by-line has appeared on Advocate.com, PoliticusUSA.com, The New York Blade, Queerty.com, Girlfriends and in numerous additional venues. Among his other interests are the arts, boating and yachting, wine and food, travel, poker and dogs. His â€œMr. David Cooperâ€™s Happy Suicideâ€ is about aÂ New York City advertising executive assigned to aÂ condom account.
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Conservative broadcaster Steve Bannon admitted on Wednesday that he had plotted with President Donald Trump to “kill the Biden presidency in the crib” ahead of the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
During his Warroom broadcast, Bannon played clips of journalist Robert Costa and Bob Woodward explaining how events unfolded prior to the Jan. 6 riot.
“You look at January 5th, we discovered that Steve Bannon, the former White House strategist, was there at the Willard Hotel blocks from the White House with Rudy Giuliani, having an almost war-room-type meeting with other Trump allies the eve before the January 6th insurrection,” Costa recently explained to MSNBC. “And Bannon had actually been in close touch with President Trump for days before January 6th. Based on our reporting, he privately told President Trump to have a reckoning on January 6th. And he said to the president, it’s time to kill the Biden presidency in the crib.”
Bannon seemed proud to confirm that the conversation had taken place.
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Watch the video below from Real America’s Voice.
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A right wing mega-church pastor who falsely claims Donald Trump won re-election “by about 80 million votes” says more Christian children than ever before identify as LGBTQ, making clear he believes that is bad.
Pastor Kent Christmas, who shares his ministry with his wife Candy, appeared on stage before thousands of his followers and declared, “never have Christians’ children been more taken over by homosexuality, than they are right now,” as Right Wing Watch reports (video below).
The vast majority of Americans support same-sex marriage and equal rights and responsibilities for LGBTQ people.
Christmas blamed a “demonic spirit that comes after our seed” for the increase in people who identify as LGBTQ.
“If I asked each and every one of you to stand that has a son, daughter, or a niece or a nephew, or a brother or sister, that is gay, half of you would stand up in this building, because it is a demonic spirit that’s come after our seed and the church that God has raised it up in this hour is going to have authority over that.”
In 2018 Christmas acknowledged his son is gay, and said, “I know that he wasn’t born that way.”
He claims his son is no longer gay, and is now married with a wife and children.
“I watched the Holy Ghost deliver him and set him free,” Christmas said.
Last year a study published by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law found that “non-transgender LGB people who experienced conversion therapy were almost twice as likely to think about suicide and to attempt suicide compared to their peers who hadn’t experienced conversion therapy.”
It goes on to reveal that more than eight out of ten Americans who were subjected to dangerous conversion therapy “received it from a religious leader.”
Right-wing pastor Kent Christmas says that Christian children are being “taken over by homosexuality”: “It is a demonic spirit that has come after our seed.” pic.twitter.com/dKWlSZNTne
— Right Wing Watch (@RightWingWatch) September 22, 2021
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Here’s the new emergency rule by Fla. Surgeon General Joe Ladapo…signed this morning. pic.twitter.com/8axcD3ywHb
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