Homophobia Inc. and America’s newest export: Hate (Part 1 of 3)

I’m willing to bet that not many of you have heard of the World Congress of Families (WCF). Or if you have heard of them, you think they’re just another fringe anti-gay hate group.

Think again.

In reality, they’re very nearly the “uber-group” of anti-gay intolerance and anti-gay lobbying, spreading their hate and bigotry worldwide with a venom and efficiency rarely seen.

In this three part series (Part 1 is below), I’ll be looking into the following:

  • In Part 1, we’ll explore the origins, goals, and methods of the World Congress of Families, an umbrella organization for just about every American group opposing gay rights, women’s rights, and in fact any liberal or progressive cause that offends the far right social radicals.
  • Part 2 will be a revisit of the infamous Regnerus anti-gay “New Family Structures Study,” and how the same names behind the World Congress of Families, National Organization for Marriage, and other far right American anti-gay hate groups made it happen. Plus, we’ll learn more about how such an obviously flawed paper was ever published in the first place.
  • Finally, in Part 3, we’ll see how leaders of the WCF and NOM’s Brian Brown took their package of pseudo-science and anti-gay homophobic fear-mongering overseas — to African nations, France, and Russia — to help enact the anti-gay laws they couldn’t pass here.

I apologize in advance if my own sleuthing coincidentally but inadvertently covers ground someone else already went over. In a place as big as the Internet, the same research is bound to have been done more than once, and I won’t necessarily have found it in just a few days work. Neither will I have found every last little detail — so do feel free to add to what you see in these posts. Everywhere possible, I included links to the sources used.

Exporting Homophobia

Exporting Homophobia

The World Congress of Families – Who are they?

world congress of families

The World Congress of Families logo – note the Howard Center connection

Here’s National Organization for Marriage (sic) president, Brian Brown, bragging in a fundraising email to supporters about the work being done by the WCF:

“The World Congress of Families is THE group standing up for the family around the world.  They have done amazing work in uniting all of those who stand for the truth about marriage and family.  It has been an honor to partner with WCF and to be a part of their most recent Congress in Australia and regional conference in Trinidad and Tobago.  I wholeheartedly endorse their work and urge you to financially support their efforts.”

History and background of the WCF

Dr Allan Carlson - founder of WCF

Dr Allan Carlson – founder of WCF

The World Congress of Families was founded in 1997 by Allan Carlson, former Reagan “National Commission on Children” appointee (serving until 1993), and a long-time religious right activist. He’s also president of the Howard Center for Family, Religion, and Society (anti-gay marriage, mainly, but also anti-feminist), and a former president of the Rockford Institute, a “paleoconservative” think-tank (their gig is immigrant bashing).

The WCF mission statement as an international lobbying organization is to be a coalition of social conservative groups — but in reality they are mainly an instrument of America’s far right Christian fundamentalists, misogynistic anti-feminists, and of course, vehemently anti-gay homophobes. (Some of these obviously overlap.)

During the Bush II presidency, the WCF had many friends and allies in the Administration. Since Obama took office, they’ve instead worked with religious and right-wing social advocacy groups to oppose gay rights in America and worldwide.

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As I said, they don’t limit their agenda just to anti-gay lobbying. They’ve referred to undocumented immigrants as “parasites, criminals, potential terrorists and the arrogantly unassimilable.” And hinted broadly that President Obama would soon instigate a literal Holocaust against conservatives, shipping them off in “cattle cars” to FEMA-run concentration camps. Obviously, they are also rabidly anti-abortion and anti-contraception. This last shouldn’t be too surprising, since Carlson’s final report in 1994 after serving on the National Commission on Children was a pro-Christian, anti-feminist Gish-Gallop titled, “Why Things Went Wrong: The Decline of the Natural Family.”

Apparently women in the workplace, equal pay for women, and family planning are responsible for destroying the 1950s Ozzie & Harriet nuclear family and causing the downfall of America itself. The report even frequently references “1950s families,” as if they represented a golden age ideal for American society.

But mainly they hate gay people. A lot. When the Supreme Court struck down the federal portion of the Defense of Marriage Act last June, the WCF issued a statement referring to marriage equality laws as “ersatz marriage.” WCF’s other spokesman, Don Feder, also said:

“(The Constitution) no more protects “sexual choices” (under the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments) than it creates a sphere of privacy (under the First Amendment) which permits abortion-on-demand. A society incapable of differentiating between a family and a perversion is doomed to extinction.

(Emphasis added.) Feder also referred to gays as a “breeding ground for sexually transmitted diseases” and equated homosexuality with pedophilia, incest, polygamy, S&M, and bestiality. Especially pedophilia, closing his remarks with a sickening “joke” about NAMBLA celebrating the end of DOMA with candy and trenchcoats.

Who is associated with the WCF?

The WCF derives most of its funding from its member organizations, which includes:

  • Focus on the Family
  • The Family Research Council
  • The American Family Association
  • Concerned Women for America
  • Americans for Truth About Homosexuality
  • Alliance Defense Fund
  • Americans United For Life
  • …and others.

Google them for yourself if you want links. It’s nearly a Who’s Who of Southern Poverty Law Center anti-gay, anti-woman hate group designees.

In addition, the WCF considers itself a ‘partner‘ with many other far-right anti-gay, anti-woman groups, including the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) and the National Right to Life organization. They’ll often coordinate action and lobbying, for instance.

World Conference of Families - Sydney Australia conference

World Conference of Families – Sydney Australia conference

When the WCF has its (now annual) globally-hosted conferences, its speakers come from many of these same groups. Those conferences, beginning in 1997, have been held in Prague, Geneva, Mexico City, Warsaw, Amsterdam, Madrid, and Sydney.

The WCF and its affiliate groups have been busy bees

If you think they’re not vicious homophobes, get a load of this: The president of Family Watch International (yet another WCF-affiliated group), Sharon Slater, while speaking before the Nigerian Bar Association Conference in 2011, referred to gay rights as “fictitious sexual rights.”

Her husband, FWI legal advisor Greg Slater, later expanded on these remarks in an email:

As the most populous and one of the wealthiest African counties, Nigeria can serve as a strong role model for other governments in the region to follow on how to hold on to their family values despite intense international pressure. In fact, several days after the conference, the head of the Anglican Church called upon the Nigerian government to withdraw from the United Nations because of its push to further the cause of homosexuality.

(Emphasis added.) Nigerian law currently outlaws being gay, with a conviction of “homosexual behavior” drawing up to 14 years in prison. In the northern parts of Nigeria, where Sharia law holds sway, gay people can be sentenced to be stoned to death. Hell of a ‘strong role model’ — unless, of course, the goal is to imprison and/or kill gay people.

Which I suspect it is.

This is what I mean about America’s far-right anti-gay radicals exporting homophobia, and a mere sampling of what they’ve been up to.

The WCF lobbies constantly against the decriminalization of homosexuality

In 2009, the WCF lobbied extensively against the United Nations resolution  calling for homosexuality to be decriminalized worldwide.

Also in 2009, in the WCF newsletter, they issued a statement of support for Uganda’s infamous “kill the gays” laws — although they didn’t call it that.

Uganda is considering a comprehensive law which would make it a criminal offense to promote homosexuality, especially among youth. Uganda’s stand against homosexuality has been condemned by international groups seeking to advance the homosexual agenda.

Larry Jacobs - World Congress of Families spokesman

Larry Jacobs – World Congress of Families spokesman

Once it became public knowledge that the Ugandan bill included the death penalty for “aggravated homosexuality,” the FWI distanced themselves from their volunteer coordinator in Africa, Pastor Martin Ssempa, who was widely credited with making the law as vicious as possible when it was drafted. They even claimed to oppose the Ugandan bill, even as they and the World Congress of Families were issuing press statements opposing international pressure to decriminalize homosexuality.

The WCF, on the other hand, is still entirely behind the notion of ensuring homosexuality is criminalized. I guess they apparently realize that outright genocide of LGBT people is a tad too far out there to talk about or propose.

For now.

On the other hand, I suspect they’re quite willing to take a page from the anti-abortion groups’ guidebook: Push the eliminationist rhetoric as far as you can go without coming right out and explicitly advocating violence. Then stand by, deflect blame, and generally avoid any responsibility when the more radical extremists go ahead and engage in violence and mayhem. After all, that’s exactly what we’ve been seeing happen in Russia.

The sudden surge of anti-gay violence and oppression worldwide is no coincidence

Russia’s anti-gay pogrom of 2013 didn’t come out of nowhere. Neither did the French anti-gay riots earlier this year. In fact, just about anywhere in the globe there’s either organized and systematic anti-gay violence happening, oppression of gays, or homophobic laws being passed, the WCF and its partners are almost always somewhere nearby.

By the way, impetus for these posts is because late last week, I came upon a four part article on RightWingWatch.org, “Globalizing Homophobia,” written by Miranda Blue. She provided the initial roadmap for my subsequent web-crawl research. For further info and another perspective, I can’t recommend it enough.

The only detail I disagree with is the possibly misleading title of her first part, “How the American Right Came to Embrace Russia’s Anti-Gay Crackdown.” In truth, I believe the motivation and apparent urgency of Russia’s anti-gay crackdown came from the American right. Just as they’re doing in other countries all over the globe.

Coming up next–

In part 2, we’ll revisit the infamously homophobic and flawed Regnerus “New Family Structures Study.” We’ll examine where it came from, who helped make it happen, and why.

And we’ll also dig deeper into the compromised research journal publishing industry that loaned false scientific credibility to the study and to the opinion-masquerading-as-science work of LSU associate professor, Loren Marks.


Published professional writer and poet, Becca had a three decade career in technical writing and consulting before selling off most of her possessions in 2006 to go live at an ashram in India for 3 years. She loves literature (especially science fiction), technology and science, progressive politics, cool electronic gadgets, and perfecting Hatch green chile recipes. Fortunately for this last, Becca and her wife currently live in New Mexico. @BeccaMorn

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  • clementinesalmassi321

    my aunty just got a 9 month old Lexus RX 350 SUV by working parttime
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  • UncleBucky

    Oh, it only says it in the Bible, the same book where the liberal commie things that Jesus did and said and exhorted others to do have been ripped out.

    ho ho. ;o)

  • UncleBucky

    If the description is deserved, and most of the time the colourful signs and t-shirts of well-known homophobes are clearly symptoms, the term homophobe is a diagnosis.

    Are YOU a homophobe? Come out of the closet, Tom.

  • UncleBucky

    Seems to me that the RCC, along with its new converts and long-time reactionary conservatives, is going to split two or more ways, if it hasn’t already done do functionally. The new POPE I think is treading on dangerous grounds trying to wedge open the doors for diversity. He had better watch his chicken soup and/or have tasters.

    Too bad, but I am not part of the RCC anymore. Their virtually closing down of Vatican II and Liberation Theology has made me look the other way. The problem is that RCC parishes are sometimes like gas stations, almost on every major street corner, and many, if not most, with political signs in their front doors. Bears watching.

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    Thank you. Sorry I haven’t been very active around here today. Working on parts 2 and 3…

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    Waiting FLL, waiting………

  • Bill_Perdue

    The worst examples of exporting hate occurs in Africa where Scott Lively, Pat Robertson and Obama allies Donnie McClurkin and Rick Warren unite to foment hate and violence and in Iraq where successive US regimes attacked and destroyed a modern society and and left in it’s place a nation ruled by police and militias vying with each other to murder, torture and kill gays. And worst of all are the mad dog ayatollahs of Iran, where the total death toll is unknown but likely in the thousands.

    “Iraqi government behind targeted gay killings, says BBC – Investigation finds that the Iraqi government is behind the murders and arrests of scores of homosexuals. ““As many as 100 people have been killed in Iraq for being gay since news broke in March of this year that so-called “emo” individuals were being targeted. A BBC investigation has found that Iraqi authorities are responsible for a surge in anti-gay violence, causing some young people in Baghdad to hide in their homes or flee to safe houses around the city.

    And in some places, like New York and the rest of the US, anti-LGBT sentiments aren’t imported. They’re home grown and come from Democrats and Republicans cult leaders and produce a great deal of violence, beatings, kidnappings and murders, far more than in Europe, Russia of anywhere but Iraq and Iran. The graph below is from the GLADD article on the NCAVP 2012 Report- (NATIONAL COALITION OF ANTI-VIOLENCE PROGRAMS) http://www.avp.org/about-avp/coalitions-a-collaborations/82-national-coalition-of-anti-violence-programs

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    Aye — I just saw that over on Towleroad.

  • FLL

    And the fun just never stops. Fred Karger, a gay rights activist, recently wrote to Secretary of State John Kerry, and asked him to file charges against Brian Brown for his activities in Russia, believing that Brown violated the Logan Act (passed in 1799, amended in 1994). (Here is a link to Karger’s letter.) Here is the pertinent text of the Logan Act:

    Ҥ 953. Private correspondence with foreign governments.

    Any citizen of the United States, wherever he may be, who, without authority of the United States, directly or indirectly commences or carries on any correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government or any officer or agent thereof, with intent to influence the measures or conduct of any foreign government or of any officer or agent thereof, in relation to any disputes or controversies with the United States, or to defeat the measures of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.

    Brown did, after all, influence the Russian government to prevent Americans, both gay and straight, from adopting Russian children. I wonder how Secretary of State Kerry will respond?

  • Stev84

    Catholic converts tend to be the most insane and can easily compete with your typical foam-at-the-mouth Protestant fundamentalist. But then there are some really crazy Catholics online. The kind you rarely encounter in person by talking to average Catholics. The Catholic portal in Patheos is filled with them. Pure insanity.

  • FLL

    I would really like to see ABC, CBS or CNN do some pieces on the anti-gay campaign in Russia. I don’t have time to keep track of all the major networks, but I think that only Chris Hayes (MSNBC) and starting only yesterday, Rachel Maddow, have covered the story in depth. Am I wrong about that? Have any of the other networks done any good journalism about the anti-gay pogrom in Russia? I’d really like to know.

  • Drew2u

    The straight couple? The man was killed for “blowing kisses” at a young’un after he dropped his wife off at the doctor’s.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/17/elderly-gay-man-nyc-hate-crime_n_3940726.html

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    They are the media sponsor of the Sochi Games. They segued her piece into the economic debt ceiling crises, with the hope that it will be acknowledged but forgotten.

  • FLL

    I was wondering what the hell was up with her. Did her employers want her to back off on Russia for the time being? Why? Do they want to send her to Sochi in February? LOL.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    Just heart breaking and infuriating. BTW, Who is that couple in front of Alcatraz?

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    Yea!

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    Rachel has FINALLY been given permission to whisper about Russian fascism and the pogrom of hate directed at gay people and communities.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    Don’t worry about Godwin’s Law FLL. First of all it isn’t a law. Secondly, it’s a blatant propaganda meme. —BTW, excellent comment.

  • StraightGrandmother

    Yes I am aware of that. Barefoot & pregnant is what they prefer.

  • StraightGrandmother

    Thx ;p

  • FLL

    Hey, folks, want a good laugh? Watch Larry Jacobs of the World Congress of Families speak at the 2011 Moscow Demographic Summit. If you haven’t guessed, the topic of the Moscow Demographic Summit was the perceived problem of white populations being passed up, in terms of birth rate, by non-white populations. Larry Jacobs bemoans what he sees as depopulation “in Europe, in Russia… the wealthy parts of the world.” Gee, fellow reader, I think he means majority-white countries. This puts Larry Jacobs squarely in the middle of the White Nationalist movement, both here in North America and in Russia, whose goal is similar to one of Hitler’s goals (Godwin’s Law be damned), which was to make more white babies for the armies of the Third Reich. History just repeats itself over and over again.

    I really think it would be worth everyone’s while to investigate the growing link between these anti-gay groups and the White Nationalists who have decided that white people are not producing enough babies. Some White Nationalists, perhaps a minority, believe, illogically, that if only governments in white countries started persecuting gay people, white people would have more babies. How stupid is that? It’s so obvious that when straight couples decide to have fewer children, this has nothing to do with gay people. For that matter, bisexual people have never prevented population growth, not today or in any past civilization. I do think that only a minority of White Nationalists believe something this ridiculous, and the ones who do, like Jacobs, are only offering this non-argument as a pretext for their own homophobia. Here’s the link to Jacobs’ 2011 interview at the Moscow Demographic Summit:

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    Thanks dear. Everybody needs some daily stress relief techniques. ;-) One of mine is troll-squishing.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    Becca, I just got to say: You do exceptional kick-ass. Trolls beware!

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    “because all rights come from God” ROTFL!

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    Good work SG!

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    Moderate Republicans have become a moral hazard.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    Substitute ‘Jew’ for ‘Gay’ in Brian Brown’s or Nom or WCF’s communications and it is identical to Nazi genocide propaganda. This is a horror story unfolding Becca. Thanks for tackling and exposing these demons.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    Wow….Excellent work!

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    True enough.

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    Yep. When I get to Part 3, it’s going to look at how and where the WCF (and all its many ‘partner’ organizations) has been active in instigating oppression and violence against LGBTs.

    What’s interesting is the WCF is also dual-tracking an agenda of extreme anti-feminism as well, fighting against women’s rights around the globe. That could be an entire set of posts all by itself.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcrEqIpi6sg Moderator4

    Yes, thank you, caphillprof. We are keeping an eye on him.

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    Thanks, I’ll do that. Looks like I may have been inadvertently prescient…

  • FLL

    Becca, check out Rachel Maddow’s excellent investigation yesterday of the American Rights’s involvement in the passing of Russia’s anti-gay laws. Tomorrow, almost the entire 2016 Republican presidential field (Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul and Paul Ryan) will be attending the Values Voter Summit to listen and pledge loyalty to speaker Brian Brown of NOM. The link to Maddow’s segment yesterday is here:

    http://video.msnbc.msn.com/rachel-maddow/53250689/#53250689

  • StraightGrandmother

    Tom thanks. I was not aware of them I just kinda skimmed over that in Becca’s article, musta missed that point as I was focusing on other points.

    I am really appreciate of your additional comment.

  • nicho

    Actually, many concern trolls are only feigning concern. It’s like the “as a” trolls. “As a gay man myself, I think you’re all being assholes by ……” You can be sure that the person who writes that is not a gay man.

  • Tom in Lazybrook

    Yea, FWI appears to be the stinkiest layer of the rotten onion that is the WCF. For me, I also see the involvement of C-FAM to be quite troubling, and inconsistent with Catechism 2358 as well as Pope Francis’ new attitude in the Vatican. The WCF cant help themselves. Theyre even issued a press release claiming credit for the denial of freedom of speech, protest, assembly and petition in Serbia last month to LGBT person. They didnt mention the violent threats and terrorism threats that caused the Serbian authorities to cancel the parade. In effect, the WCF was cheerleading terrorism IMHO

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    As near as I can tell, he doesn’t even rise to the level of ‘concern troll,’ because at least in that case, the troll actually believes he’s helping. “Let’s not be mean to them — maybe we can all engage in a dialog and bring them around to believing gay people aren’t evil child rapists.” That’s a concern troll.

    A casual review of Tom’s commenting history — besides seeing him make the same ‘progressives/liberals = terrorists and violent racists’ remark over and over — shows he’s no friend to liberals, progressives, or the gay community in any capacity whatsoever. Thus making him simply another bigoted troll, blissfully unaware of his compulsive habit of blatant projection and self-victimization.

  • Monoceros Forth

    It occurs to me that there’s a good analogy to be made between the impotence of the “moderate” Christians and the invisibility of the supposed “moderate” Republicans who are afraid of getting beaten up by the teabagging radicals. A truly vigorous ideology would be able to stand up those who would distort and pervert it. It’s only a weak and compromised ideology that will be so afraid to alienate the radicals.

  • cole3244

    most hate if not all has its origins from religious zealotry, and the pious ones are the last to call anyone out on it, excuses excuses excuses.

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    Thanks Tom. If you’ll notice, FWI plays a part in the post above, in that they’re affiliated with WCF, and might indeed merit future research.

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    ‘Homophobe’ is actually a rather sympathetic term, because it suggests that for people like yourself, your hatred of gay people is motivated by irrational fears, based on lack of information. A condition that while not entirely voluntary, could one day respond favorably to education, a desire to outgrow prejudice, and a will to love others who are not exactly like yourself.

    This, as opposed to a referring to your position as deep seated ideology of intolerance based on a selective adoption of bronze age cultural practices, coupled with a burning desire to see gay people either beaten to a pulp, in prison, or dead — in every case, to see gay folks stripped of everything, alone and suffering.

    What’s the difference, you ask, between progressives and Al Qaeda terrorists or violent racists. It’s that you’ve confused the sides and are engaging in projection and the knee jerk victimization spiel of someone upset because he can’t scream “FAG!” at passing children anymore without being called to task for it. Because intolerance and ignorant bigotry don’t — and never did — deserve to be tolerated.

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    ‘Homophobe’ is actually a rather sympathetic term, because it suggests that for people like yourself, your hatred of gay people is motivated by irrational fears, based on lack of information. A condition that while not entirely voluntary, could one day respond favorably to education, a desire to outgrow prejudice, and a will to love others who are not exactly like yourself.

    This, as opposed to a referring to your position as deep seated ideology of intolerance based on a selective adoption of bronze age cultural practices, coupled with a burning desire to see gay people either beaten to a pulp, in prison, or dead — in every case, to see gay folks stripped of everything, alone and suffering.

    What’s the difference, you ask, between progressives and Al Qaeda terrorists or violent racists. It’s that you’ve confused the sides and are engaging in projection and the knee jerk victimization spiel of someone upset because he can’t scream “FAG!” at passing children anymore without being called to task for it. Because intolerance and ignorant bigotry don’t — and never did — deserve to be tolerated.

  • pappyvet

    Well Done !

  • pappyvet

    “It is not a coincidence that the state experienced floods at the same time Colorado “legislators committed homosexual acts on the front page of the Denver Post” and made sure to “kill as many babies as possible” and “encourage as much decadent homosexual activity as possible.” Kevin Swanson of Generations Radio commenting on a kiss between State House Majority Leader Mark Ferrandino and his partner that was featured on the Denver Post.

    “There can be no such thing as a right to homosexuality because all rights come from God, and God has said that homosexuality is an abomination.”Alan Keyes

    Please don’t try to hand me any of that “stop defending yourselves so I wont have to hurt you again,” crap. It’s a tired old twist that does not work anymore.

  • pappyvet

    “It is not a coincidence that the state experienced floods at the same time Colorado “legislators committed homosexual acts on the front page of the Denver Post” and made sure to “kill as many babies as possible” and “encourage as much decadent homosexual activity as possible.” Kevin Swanson of Generations Radio commenting on a kiss between State House Majority Leader Mark Ferrandino and his partner that was featured on the Denver Post.

    “There can be no such thing as a right to homosexuality because all rights come from God, and God has said that homosexuality is an abomination.”Alan Keyes

    Please don’t try to hand me any of that “stop defending yourselves so I wont have to hurt you again,” crap. It’s a tired old twist that does not work anymore.

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    Nicely researched.

  • nicho

    It’s worth listening to Chris Hedges talk about the Christo-Fascist movement that’s trying to take over the country — and how the so-called mainstream Christians have failed miserably in calling them out for the heretics they are.

    http://www.truthdig.com/avbooth/item/chris_hedges_and_robert_scheer_discuss_american_fascism_20131011

  • nicho

    And I’m guessing that he’s not even repeating himself. He read that or heard that somewhere and is just regurgitating it.

  • nicho

    And I’m guessing that he’s not even repeating himself. He read that or heard that somewhere and is just regurgitating it.

  • Monoceros Forth

    He’s not a very imaginative troll at that, seeing as how frequently he repeats himself with scarcely any variation.

  • nicho

    Thanks for the research. So, basically, he’s just a homophobic troll, making the rounds.

  • nicho

    What nonsense.

  • goulo

    Tom, you are a concern troll. I find it hard to believe that you sincerely see no difference between condemning someone for their personal sexuality/religion/race/etc and condemning someone for their mean intolerance to others of different sexuality/religion/race/etc.

    And since when are progressives not supposed call out people for their hateful bigotry? Was Martin Luther King misrepresenting and demonizing and unfair and intolerant when he pointed out the racism in US society in the 1960s? If some group is oppressing another group, then there’s nothing wrong in pointing out. That’s the difference. Blacks are not oppressing or hurting skinhead racists. But many homophobes are causing real damage to the lives of gay people.

  • Drew2u

    I do not wish you ill, I wish you the sight to see people as brothers and sisters of humanity and not ‘the other’ of which you are against. To fear and to hate and to dehumanize a person is one of the most heartbreaking things there is in this world.

  • Tom in Lazybrook

    Great write up. You might want to also focus on a Mormon affiliated outfit that appears to be a sponsor of The World Congress of Families called Family Watch International. It looks like this group hosts UN and other delegates at conferences where they try to block un initiatives designed to condemn nations for executing and or jailing persons for being gay. I believe I saw some evidence of them working with Iran and Syria on this matter

  • caphillprof

    There’s method to tom’s madness:

    tomcfuller • 2 hours ago

    Substantially, what’s the difference in being called “Infidel” by al Qaeda, “N…..lover” by a skinhead, and “Homophobe” by a “progressive”? Not a lot that I can see. All are designed to insult and malign personally. All misrepresent, demonize and are grossly unfair. Possibly “Homophobe” is worst of all, because it is so often spoken by people who pride themselves on their tolerance and how they deplore hate language.

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    tomcfuller • 19 hours ago

    Substantially, what’s the difference in a “progressive” calling you “Homophobe,” al Qaeda calling you “Infidel,” and a skinhead calling you “N…..lover”? Not a lot that I can see. All seek to demonize and personally insult and degrade. “Homophobe” is used by people who pride themselves on their tolerance and claim to deplore hate language. And they call Christians hypocrites…

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    tomcfuller • a month ago

    Substantially, what’s the difference in being called “Infidel” by al Qaeda, the n-word by a skinhead, and “Homophobe” by the left? It’s all hate language. If there’s any difference, the left goes out of its way to brag about deploring hate language, and use it regularly. The most closed-minded, intolerant people I know brag about how open-minded and tolerant they are.

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    tomcfuller • a month ago

    Substantially, what’s the difference in being called “infidel” by Al Qaeda, “n—–” by the KKK, and “homophobe” by a liberal? Not a lot, that I can see. Have you noticed that the most intolerant attitudes are displayed by people who brag about how tolerant they are? The worst hate language often comes from people who brag about how they deplore hate language.

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    tomcfuller • 5 months ago

    What’s the difference in being called “homophobe” by the left, and “infidel” by Al-Qaeda? Not a lot, that I can see. Terrorism comes in different forms, from both extremes.

    Discussion on WND

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    tomcfuller • 6 months ago

    No one on the left talks about America’s real fault in the conflict. I saw a member of Al Qaeda look into the camera and say something to the effect of: “We will wipe out America because America is the most prolific purveyor of pornography in the world.” I’m certain they’re the bad guys, but I’m not sure that we’re 100% the good guys anymore. We worship recreational sex and kill the babies that naturally result. Hollywood and the media comprise a team that participants in and benefits from the immeasurably harmful recreational sex culture. Thus, they are incapable of discussing it objectively and demonize those who try to. What’s the difference in getting demonized by Al Qaeda and being called “infidel”, and getting demonized by the liberals and getting called “homophobe”? Not a lot that I can see.

  • Indigo

    Are any of those hate groups not associated in some way with the Christian movement? Curiously, many Christians themselves refuse accountability on this issue, preferring to hide behind spurious definitions of democracy and freedom of thought. Hate is not protected nor does freedom of thought include hate outside of a hidden agenda on the defender’s side.

  • Rachel

    This is what they mean that you have to take the good with the bad in a democracy. Definitely BAD guys who thump the Bible yet spew hate. Unfortunately, just like in Nazi Germany, those with low self esteem who need someone, anyone, to whom they can feel superior, buy all this fanaticism. It’s sad, but a fact of life. The fact that my children and grandchildren have been brought up in homes where they know ALL of the Bible, including “judge not” and “love thy neighbor” makes me proud. If there are judgements to be made, real Christians know that God will make them, not narrow-minded old men who think they have a direct link. I’d pay admission to watch THEM being judged when the time comes. Ain’t gonna be pretty!!!!

  • StraightGrandmother

    Oh we absolutely KNOW that the Russian government initiated persecution against sexual minorities had it’s genesis from World Congress of Families. Rockford Illinois Howard Center for Family, Religion & Society spawned World Congress of Families. Alan Carlson by the way is a LUTHERAN, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America to be precise.

    See his bio at the end of the article
    http://www.touchstonemag.com/archives/article.php?id=19-01-023-f

    We see Touchstone Magazine is produced by the Fellowship of St. James
    http://www.touchstonemag.com/docs/navigation_docs/archives.php

    While this synod allows for individual churches to make a church by church decision on Civil Marriage for Sexual Minorities I can hardly believe that they keep Mr. Carlson as a member in good standing considering his work in Russia. I would guess that he is a big donor to the synod and they look the other way because of his large contributions. His synod should be kicking him out. Then he can do like so many of the other haters, convert to Catholicism. Mark Regnerus is a Catholic convert, another Sociologist who is participating in the anti gay corruption of Social Science is Christian Smith out of Notre Dame, another Catholic convert. I would encourage everyone to draft a well formulated e-mail and contact the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and show them what Alan Carlson does and ask them why he is a member in good standing with their synod.
    http://www.elca.org/ELCA/Contact-Us.aspx

  • Jonathan

    The only real misrepresentation in tomcfuller’s trolling statement is his lumping progressives in with al Qaeda and skinheads.

  • Monoceros Forth

    Standard whinge about how pointing out bigotry is the real bigotry starts…now!

  • tomcfuller

    Substantially, what’s the difference in being called “Infidel” by al Qaeda, “N…..lover” by a skinhead, and “Homophobe” by a “progressive”? Not a lot that I can see. All are designed to insult and malign personally. All misrepresent, demonize and are grossly unfair. Possibly “Homophobe” is worst of all, because it is so often spoken by people who pride themselves on their tolerance and how they deplore hate language.

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