Here’s an interesting move: ABC News had scheduled Christian hate group leader Tony Perkins (of the Family Research Council) to appear on today’s episode of This Week, then quietly removed him from the lineup after many people complained.So why does an atheist care about Christian damnation?
Whether the removal was the direct result of the complaints hasn’t been confirmed, but given Perkins’ previous statements about LGBT people, it’s difficult to see what he would have contributed to any discussion on the Orlando shootings.
Zack Ford of ThinkProgress notes:FRC has long been identified by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a prominent anti-LGBT hate-group, and Perkins himself has a notorious reputation for his anti-LGBT vitriol. Though he often tames his rhetoric in mainstream news appearances to sound like his anti-gay views represent all U.S. Christians, he then tells FRC’s audiences things like that homosexuality leads to “eternal damnation” and is “harmful” to individuals “and to society as a whole.”Writer Laura Bethany Taylor also asked ABC in an open letter, “How tolerant would the national media be of a KKK leader speaking on a massacre of African Americans?”
My guess is that most Americans believe that homosexuality is harmful to individuals and to society as a whole. Whether that is true depends on what you mean by harm.
But Moslems commonly believe that homosexuals should be put to death. Many Islamic countries have the death penalty for homosexuals. However offensive Perkins might be, he is a big friend to LGBT folks, by comparison.
I don't watch ABC News, but does it ever have Moslem guests? If so, and if they represent mainstream Islam, then they are 1000x more offensive to LGBT. If they are putting gay Moslems on the air, then they are misrepresenting Islam.
I suspect that they are suppressing the truth about Islam.
I have heard (((SPLC representatives))) on NPR radio, and almost everything they said was based on hatred of whites and Christians. You would think that if he wanted to defend LGBT rights, then then he would criticize the ideologies that favor killing homosexual. Nope. All they want to do is to spread their own hatred.
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