You wouldn’t know it from the title, or the first three paragraphs, but Christian News Network wants to complain about HRC’s ad campaign to win hearts and minds in Mississippi. Apparently that campaign is scaring the living crap out of the usual Christian suspects. The story titled National Homosexual Activist Organization Targets Christians in Latest Campaign begins:
A homosexual activist organization whose co-founder was recently jailed for sex abuse charges has launched an aggressive campaign to convert Christians to the same-sex ‘marriage’ cause.
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) describes itself as a “civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans.” With over 1.5 million members and supporters, the HRC is the largest such organization in the United States.
As previously reported, the HRC’s 66-year-old homosexual co-founder was arrested last week and charged with sexthoroughly debunkedually abusing a teenage boy. Then, one day later, the founder’s 25-year-old ex-boyfriend was also taken into custody for the exact same charges.
By the fourth paragraph they get to the point:
Earlier this year, the HRC launched the “All God’s Children” campaign—an
unprecedented initiative designed to convert people of faith to the
same-sex “marriage” cause. According to the campaign’s fact sheet, the initiative will specifically target Christians in Mississippi and attempt “to change hearts and minds.”
If appealing to Christians means that Christians are being “targeted” then their headline is reasonably correct. As for that “co-founder” they are referring to Terry Bean who is one of the 32 people on the board of HRC. If there are co-founders of HRC they would be Steve Endean and Vic Basile. Bean has been an important and influential member of HRC’s board. That remains true regardless of the outcome of a current controversy. Bean has been accused of the statutory rape of a 15-year-old boy and is presumed innocent. Even if guilty it has nothing to do with the operation of HRC and certainly has nothing to do with HRC’s campaign in Mississippi.
The dog whistle is obvious. It is the thoroughly debunked claim that gay people represent a threat to children. Anita Bryant created an entire campaign around the myth. More recently, National Organization for Marriage has made the claim. While the gay parts of the Bible seem to be highlighted in yellow that “bear false witness” thing seems to be in the fine print.