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Friday, September 20, 2013
Hate speech leads to violence BUT....
......not if it's coming from Christians, then it's just another form of love. Seriously, they actually believe that. Scary no? Some quick background: the FRC (Family Research Council), an SPLC certified hate group, was the victim of a lone gunman attack last year. The gunman, a heterosexual, married man, armed with a singular pistol, stormed into the FRC headquarters and began firing. No one was killed, thankfully, and he was quickly arrested. Yesterday, he was sentenced to a 25 year term of imprisonment. Simple enough except, (you knew there was an except) for Perkins and others in the Christian are the real Victims club, this attack was due to the SPCL labeling the FRC as a hate group. Seriously. So the way they tell the story is: a heavily armed man of questionable sexual orientation, foaming at the mouth with anger over the FRC being a hateful group, stormed their modest headquarters and opened fire like it was a scene out of Rambo. Get the picture. They can't even tell the truth about a lone, deluded gunman. What makes matters worse is, they then state that gays were behind the plot......oooh, those evil gays. And yet, within seconds, literally seconds, of the news breaking, gay websites, bloggers and activists all came out in unison to decry the violence and were quick to offer condolences and, in some cases, even prayers for the safety of all at the FRC. Contrast that with the deafening silence that is met when a gay man or woman is brutally beaten or killed by someone who acts in the name of their God. The FRC and others are as stone.....not....a....word. On top of that, many of the attacks against gays and lesbians (which are on the increase) are tacitly condoned by the FRC, Perkins and others. Their continuing lies and obfuscations about gay people has led many 'followers' to become violent, both in word and deed, yet one event, just one attack and, suddenly, they're the victims and the gays are the bad guys. If it weren't so disgusting and vile, one might almost find reason to laugh.