Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Stop the anti-LGBT propaganda television special!

The ultra-conservative hate spouting American Family Association (AFA) plans to air a "one-hour national special" titled Speachless: Silencing the Christians with showings this week, decrying the "radical homosexual agenda." The AFA program is hosted by controversial talk show host Janet Parshall, who in 2006, suggested Matthew Shepard's lifestyle was responsible for his murder and called gay adoption “state-sanctioned child abuse.” (CNN’s Larry King Live, Jan. 17, 2006). In the new AFA program, the AFA and its allies purposely promote lies and distortions. The program is actually laughable as it tries to paint radical Christians and anti-gay families as persecuted victims, the ones whose rights are being violated by the efforts of GLBT groups who are just trying to gain the basic rights and social acceptance that everyone else enjoys.

They are outraged over laws that would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation, calling them "special rights" for gays. Even though they are already protected by a set of "special rights" prohibiting discrimination based on religion.

The program uses lies and myths to stir fear and promote hatred against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Viewers who see this propaganda on their local network TV station will believe it – unless we counter these lies with truth.

Tell WOOD-TV, the local Michigan station planning to air this propaganda, to reconsider its decision and instead turn its Sunday public affairs show over to a fair and honest discussion of LGBT issues.

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