TAKE BACK YOUR SUPPORT FOR ANTI-GAY HATE GROUPS
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TAKE BACK YOUR SUPPORT FOR ANTI-GAY HATE GROUPS

    1. Scott Rose
    2. Petition by

      Scott Rose

      New York, NY

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DANA MILBANK OF THE WASHINGTON POST:

TAKE BACK YOUR SUPPORT FOR ANTI-GAY HATE GROUPS

On August 16, 2012, Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank published a piece supporting the anti-gay hate groups "The Family Research Council" and "The National Organization for Marriage" as being good Christian groups.

Milbank defamed the Southern Poverty Law Center, by fraudulently alleging that it had behaved "recklessly" in classifying the FRC as an anti-gay hate group. Meanwhile in reality, the SPLC classifies groups as hate groups when they repeatedly spread demonizing lies against a minority.

It was Dana Milbank, not the SPLC that behaved "recklessly" in this. The National Organization for Marriage says that gay people are not human and deserve to die. NOM's Maggie Gallagher says that all homosexuals are dysfunctional, and that she is not "willing" to live in a country that gives anti-discrimination protections to gay people. Gallagher and NOM also demonize gays, by saying that acceptance of gay people will provoke the downfall of society.

The Family Research Council's President Tony Perkins bought KKK contact lists from David Duke. Perkins attends meetings of groups like the Council of Conservative Citizens, a white supremacy concern that says that black people are a "retrograde species of humanity."

Robert George is one of the grand puppet masters behind both of these hate groups. He is a founder of NOM and a board member of the FRC. His sneering insults against gay human beings should not be dignified by getting repeated. Robert George thinks that gay people are disgusting sub-humans and that they should be fined and thrown in jail for their intimacy.

It is an intolerable outrage that The Washington Post's Dana Milbank has written of these groups as though they were respectable "think thanks" and "Christian" organizations. NOM strategy documents released through court order described NOM's plans to "drive a wedge" and to "fan hostility" between African-Americans and gays. When civil rights giant Julian Bond learned of the NOM strategy documents, he said "It confirms a suspicion that some evil hand was behind this."

The SPLC works with the FBI to track hate groups. Dana Milbank does not know better than the FBI what constitutes a hate group. Meanwhile, actual gay-bashing hate groups today are waving Dana Milbank's article high in the air, and all over the internet, using it as "proof" that they are not hate groups, while out the other side of their mouths they are saying that homosexuals are all dirty sub-humans who don't deserve any rights.

Tell Dana Milbank to publish an apology for his absurd article. Tell him to write in detail about all of the hateful gay-bashing bigotry that NOM and FRC pump out daily, inciting to stigma, discrimination and hate against LGBTers. Tell Dana Milbank that we are mad as hell, and we will not let his irresponsible, shabby excuse for journalism pass.

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    • Pam Bergren EAST HARTFORD, CT
      • about 2 years ago

      I have family members who are gay, and this is highly offensive of Dana

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    • James Gigliello WILTON MANORS, FL
      • about 2 years ago

      Because you cannot be Christ like, use the word Christian then spew shit out of your mouth in the form of hate. I'm surprised that the Washington Post tolerates this garbage. Would the Post also support the separation or races as it was before the 1960's? Where does this crap end?

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    • Helen Thompson RALEIGH, NC
      • about 2 years ago

      Dana Milbank thinks he's funny! He's clever! He's the media elite. He's offbase this time

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    • Suzanne Singleton NEW BRITAIN, CT
      • about 2 years ago

      All people deserve to love and be loved and to share that love. I am also appalled by hate speak and the defamation of the SPLC, who do amazing work.

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    • Robin Allison PEMBROKE, VA
      • about 2 years ago

      Tired of false equivalences, tired of lies disguised as "fair and balanced" reporting. If a bully verbally denigrates a victim, and the friends of the bully act on it physically, the person who calls out the bully for his actions isn't the person to blame if the victim retaliates. It is the fault of the bully who made the victim that desperate.

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