The quislings are out wringing their hands and whimpering over the dreadful evil of GBLT groups terrible terrible extreme language. I’ve even seen one quisling accuse the HRC and GLAAD as being partly responsible for the FRC shooting because of their rhetoric with regards to anti-gay groups. The HRC? Seriously? Has there ever been a more mealy-mouthed, appeasement group than them?
Do I think extreme language could have been a major factor in the attack at the FRC? Yes
But not from GBLT groups.
The FRC calls us paedophiles. The FRC says GBLT people will destroy America, if not the world. The FRC has called for gay people to be deported. The FRC has called for being GBLT to be criminalised. The FRC has lobbied against criticism of the Uganda gay genocide bill. The FRC has praised that proposed law.
“Gaining access to children has been a long-term goal of the homosexual movement.”
— Robert Knight, FRC director of cultural studies, and Frank York, 1999
“[Homosexuality] … embodies a deep-seated hatred against true religion.”
— Steven Schwalm, FRC senior writer and analyst, in “Desecrating Corpus Christi,” 1999
“One of the primary goals of the homosexual rights movement is to abolish all age of consent laws and to eventually recognize pedophiles as the ‘prophets' of a new sexual order.”
-1999 FRC pamphlet, Homosexual Activists Work to Normalize Sex with Boys.
“[T]he evidence indicates that disproportionate numbers of gay men seek adolescent males or boys as sexual partners.”
— Timothy Dailey, senior research fellow, “Homosexuality and Child Sexual Abuse,” 2002
“While activists like to claim that pedophilia is a completely distinct orientation from homosexuality, evidence shows a disproportionate overlap between the two. … It is a homosexual problem.”
— FRC President Tony Perkins, FRC website, 2010
Or you can look at GLAAD’s excellent accountability project for Tony Perkins, head of the FRC
We don’t even have to mention their partners and affiliates.
I’m sorry quislings, is my quoting these websites “inflammatory”? Is my evil REPEATING what the bigots say encouraging violence?
Because, yes I think there has been a lot of hateful rhetoric encouraging violence. But it has been employed by the FRC and their ilk, not against them. And usually we are the victims (something the media is, of course, indifferent about. By the way, this week there were 2 gay men shot in Baltimore, 1 dead, 1 in hospital and a trans person – their preferred genders unknown - murdered in Chicago. You probably missed it what with them not being cis and straight and all), time and time again we are the victims. But is anyone REALLY surprised that such unremitting hate has finally lead to a backlash? You can only beat a dog so much before it bites you.
It doesn’t – and didn’t – take GBLT groups and blogs to use inflammatory language to incite an attack on the FRC (and, frankly, I don’t think there has even been excessive inflammatory language when you consider what the FRC has been saying), because the FRCs own hatred is more than enough incitement.
Am I going to moderate my language in reference to hate groups? No, fuck no. These people are bigots, these people want us dead, I’m not going to talk nicely to them because one person decided to lose his shit with a gun. I’m not going to ignore the massive mountain of our bodies and wring my hands over a wounded person on their side – it’s shocking and it’s wrong and it should never have happened – but it is not equivalent. I’m going to continue to call the bigots what they are, I am going to continue denouncing the people who want to kill me and I’m going to continue to try and counter their hatred for the sake of our dead.
You quislings can worry whether we’re being polite enough when saying “actually, I kind of think we deserve to live. Sorry for troubling you.” But I’m going to fight the bigots, not try to appease them.