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US: Obama’s inauguration speech attacked by anti-gay Christian group

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  1. These and similar bigoted and ignorant religionists will be swept aside by the inexorable tide of history. And very good riddance.

  2. Context – The group is an NPO, it uses advantageous tax rules developed for charities and pays up to six figure salaries to the people in control of it.

    In order to be an NPO you must provide some degree of “social benefit” – what they call supporting the family, but which is actually anti-LGBT hate, because it is an easy dogwhistle to blow to get donations from idiots and bigots.

    If the both federal law, and the cultural zeitgeist, become LGBT positive, then the “social benefit” requirement fails and they lose their cushy little payday.

    This is nothing but hate as a business plan, wrapped up in a bow of christianity.

    In short – every bit as dishonest, self-serving and created to enrich the few as those charlatans who sold bits of the “true cross” to gullible simpletons in the past. And the best option is to cut off the oxygen of publicity.

    1. Dave North 22 Jan 2013, 3:43pm

      “This is nothing but hate as a business plan, wrapped up in a bow of christianity”

      Excellent…..lol.

  3. Liam the God 22 Jan 2013, 3:24pm

    These scumsucking pond-life were going to be negative about Obama’s inauguration anyway; they just chose this to focus on because it ticks all the boxes for their mindless acolytes.

  4. That There Other David 22 Jan 2013, 3:26pm

    He’s going to be really upset when Congress works with Obama and repeals DOMA isn’t he? The rest of it as far as I can see is down to individual states and the Supreme Court. So all Obama can do is lobby from the top.

  5. Jock S. Trap 22 Jan 2013, 3:30pm

    Classic case of the pickin & mixin to suit from the Bible if I ever heard it!

    Bigots!

  6. Robert in S. Kensington 22 Jan 2013, 3:53pm

    Not so far removed from the view of C4M/CI and many opposing Tory MPs and a handful of Labour is it? They think we have our equality via CPs and that we should just shut up and remain second class and be thankful for it. I’m so bloody sick and tired of being told I’m less than they are while I pay taxes.

    1. That There Other David 22 Jan 2013, 4:01pm

      This is worse than that. The “same rights everyone else has” means US gays and lesbians are free to marry a member of the opposite sex just like everyone else.

      Utterly childish drivel that only those borderline insane are still using as an argument. Yet here is it in implied form, in 2013. These people are on the fast-track to irrelevance.

  7. My goodness, I was so suprised I had to lie down.

  8. Not MORE bleating by these homophobic nobs. Well, you can moan all you want. Obama was re-elected on a pro-gay marriage ticket. So, why not just get used to the fact you’ve lost the argument and increasinly look like nasty, vindictive, whinging bullies.

  9. The Christofascists know they are losing followers and this is one way they think will stop their clan from leaving.

    DILLIGAF if the Christian groups don’t like what the President of the United States of America says? if they don’t like it, they can fvck off, simple as that.

  10. ...Paddyswurds 22 Jan 2013, 6:59pm

    I watched Barak Obama’s inauguration and listened to his excellent speech (leaving aside his unfortunate references to an imaginary deity) and i did not hear him make such a link. he spoke specifically about Gay rights and later in the speech referred to other rights. No link other than the word “Rights”, a word which always seems to rile the “gawd” squad inordinately……

    1. In his speech he said: “it guided our forebears through Seneca Falls, and Selma, and Stonewall”. Respectively the women’s movement, the civil rights movement and LGBT rights – notable events in each.

      I knew Seneca Falls because of feminist studies. Selma, I had to look up. It did seem an unnecessarily esoteric way to connect the three battles for equality, but then I don’t know what people are taught in school in the States, perhaps it was common knowledge.

  11. ...Paddyswurds 22 Jan 2013, 7:01pm

    I watched Barak Obama’s inauguration and listened to his excellent speech (leaving aside his unfortunate references to an imaginary deity) and i did not hear him make such a link. he spoke specifically about Gay rights and later in the speech referred to other rights. No link other than the word “Rights”, a word which always seems to rile the “gawd” squad inordinately…… Funny that!

  12. “Peter Sprigg recently said that while he would not try to block the creation of an LGBT museum in Washington DC, as long as it didn’t receive public funding. ”

    So would he agree then that LGBT people shouldn’t have to pay tax?

  13. Southern Poverty Law Center-designated hate group.

  14. What took them so long to post their diatribe; is there a shortage of hammer chisels?

  15. What is going on in the USA is nothing less than the normalization of LGBTs into the everyday routine of American society. The FRC (a certified hate group) and others of its ilk know this, and are reacting predictably and in futility. They can only continue to expose themselves as the hateful bigots they truly are.

  16. “When prejudices are dying, the last holdouts become more and more angry.”
    Bishop John Shelby Spong

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