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Christian research organization identified as a hate group

Posted by Ann on December 13, 2010

The Family Research Council has just been labeled a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

In December 2010, the Family Research Council (FRC) was placed on Southern Poverty Law Center’s (SPLC) list of Hate Groups. In amongst 932 designated active hate groups in the United States which include:  neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klan, White Supremacists, White Nationalists, Black Separatists, Racist Skinheads, Holocaust Deniers, Neo-Confederates, Anti-Immigrationists and Anti-Gay groups, there is listed the Family Research Council.

According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, the Family Research Council actively spreads myths and lies about the GLBT community. They aren’t the only Christian fundamentalist group identified as spreading hate. Also on the list, the American Family Association  (AFA), Concerned Women for America (CWA) and the National Organization for Marriage (NOM).

Read more, from a liberal Christian perspective (go you liberal almost rational person you!):

The Ten Lies about the GLBT Community

6 Responses to “Christian research organization identified as a hate group”

  1. dsc01 said

    Well, I’m glad that the FRC finally has been taken to task (albeit in a fairly small way) for their unceasing lies about homosexuality.

    Still, I know how it will be spun. I know what I would have been told–and believed–not so many years ago.

    • Ann said

      Hate will be spun as love.

      Fundamentalist Christian: “Love the sinner, hate the sin. Jesus loves everyone, even sinful gay people (although Jesus feels slightly more love for lesbians than gay males since it’s not so bad to think about two women together). But since homosexuality is sin (because the Bible tells me so), it MUST be a choice. An abomination which makes people who are gay morally inferior in every way (because, like I just said, being gay is an abomination)–for example people who are gay are more likely to be mentally ill, promiscuous, and pedophiles. End of discussion.”

      • Ann said

        Fundamentalist Christian: “P.S. I forgot to mention scientists, especially social scientists, are liberals so they will manufacture scientific, empirical data to support their liberal views. The Bible, and my interpretation of it, is the real truth. Research, statistics, science–all bogus (unless performed by fellow fundamentalists, then it is true).”

        • dsc01 said

          That particular bit of asininity is the biggest barrier to reasoning with fundamentalists on scientific issues.

          In a textbook display of projection par excellence, they accuse their intellectual opponents of doing what they are in fact guilty of doing. Putting the horse before the cart, they fit evidence into their belief system, then claim that that is what people who let the evidence speak for itself do.

          Then again, maybe they do know what they’re doing and just can’t imagine that anyone would operate differently. Fundamentalist thinking is certainly defined by warped paradigms that they just cannot imagine do not apply to everyone.

          So often, discussion becomes difficult because so much of what they bring up, being pure fantasy, cannot be related to a non-theistic argument in any way. An atheist simply cannot deal with some of their claims because it requires the acceptance of too many delusional metaphysical constructs to even address.

          Unable to resolve the cognitive dissonance, they try to force the square peg of rationality into their round hole of fundamentalist thinking, coming up with all sorts of inanity about atheists’ crusades against God, bitterness against God, trying to run from God… The list goes on.

          It makes absolutely no sense at all, if one concedes the possibility of a universe with no gods, but the evangelical Christian cannot, their mythology requiring a knowing rebellion against the Truth, at least somewhere deep down, from all infidels.

          • Jesus said

            Christians’ arrogant ignorance is the after-midnight snack to my Mogwai.

          • Ann said

            “In a textbook display of projection par excellence, they accuse their intellectual opponents of doing what they are in fact guilty of doing.”

            Seems like the number 1 way fundamentalist people are irrational. It could drive you nuts if you let it. It’s fairly normal (or should I say common) to attack people for stuff you are also doing (which is also kinda nutty), but to actually accuse people of doing something they aren’t (and for which there is no evidence) but then doing it yourself as fundamentalists do–arrogance bar none! I think they especially get a kick out of saying their intentions are noble. Maybe this is the definition of fundamentalism. lol!

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