Brian S. Brown - hate monger
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Brian S. Brown has a pretentious title in his emails: “Brian Brown, Founder and President of iFamNews.” iFamNews is simply a blog of International Organization for the Family (an anti-LGBTQ hate group). IOF is one of the assumed names of the Howard Center For Family Religion and Society.

Thursday’s missive from Brian Brown, Founder and President of iFamNews, is titled: Corrupting the youth. The summary reads:

Joe Biden, who promised to “unite people” and “bring the country together,” is at it again; this time in our K-12 public education system. In its continuing push to promote the radical LGBT agenda, the Biden administration has just issued a 2-page resource entitled “Confronting Anti-LGBTQI+ Harassment in Schools.” Instead of helping to heal the divide in our country, the resource demonizes conservatives and those who wish to defend our daughters, and calls for the punishing of 11-year-olds who do not adhere to the Marxist LGBT agenda.

For religious zealots like Mr. Brown “radical” means all things that do not denigrate LGBTQ people and people who do not conform to Catholic doctrine. Brian S. Brown ponders that while he is mapping out which buildings to fly airplanes into.

“Brian S. Brown seems to be saying that he favors the harassment of LGBTQ public school students.”

The “LGBT agenda” fka “the homosexual agenda” in public schools is no secret:

  1. Keep LGBTQ kids safe from the violence and derision inspired by religious extremists like Brian S. Brown.
  2. Treat all kids with dignity.
  3. Teach kids that “different” doesn’t mean bad.

I agree that some of this involves deprogramming children to divorce them from parent-inspired bigotry. They will be more productive adults as a result.

Furthermore, when the hell did treating kids with kindness become “Marxist?” We are, overall, antonymous capitalists. I — a former CEO — am a raging capitalist and I try to do my share of responsible advocacy. I do so because I want kids to have a better adolescence than I had.

My stated motivation (and that of most LGBTQ advocates) makes a heck of a lot more sense than to suggest that we want to impose anti-capitalist, social, political, and economic policies on the nation.

Moreover, Brian S. Brown seems to be saying that he favors the harassment of LGBTQ public school students. Why object to an initiative whose intentions are to treat kids fairly and with kindness?

Confronting Anti-LGBTQI+ Harassment in Schools is the work product of career civil servants at the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division and the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights. Presumably it was inspired by President Biden and his sense of equity.

Perhaps Mr. Brown has read nothing further than the title of the document. There is nothing therein that “demonizes conservatives and those who wish to defend our daughters.” Brown writes “conservatives” but he means “religious conservatives.” Those are two different things.

“Brian S. Brown and Robert Siedlecki seek to impose those beliefs on everyone else which is why they are illogical and noisy in the first place.”

The original document, written by IOF’s Robert Siedlecki, is an imbecilic and illogical anti-trans diatribe. Siedlecki’s principal grievance is that transgender people exist and trans kids are attending public schools. In May, Siedlecki was incoherently bitching about the U.S. military’s recruitment of gay personnel.

It is difficult to make much sense when one is trying to conform the real world to edicts from the eunuchs at the Vatican. Mr. Sidelicki does not exceed expectations.

So why have I written that Brian S. Brown might come to regret this particular missive?

Simple really. It is Mr. Brown who is divisive; not President Biden. Given the overwhelming support for marriage equality, most people disagree with Brown. In fact, to an even greater percentage, most Catholics disagree with Brian S. Brown.

Moreover, in point of fact, Mr. Brown and Mr. Sidelicki are radical religious extremists. They are way out of the mainstream of American thought.

Brown is noisy and, frankly, annoying. However, he represents the views of a foreign absolute monarchy and a minuscule number of Americans. Brown’s promotion of those views as a religious duty is detrimental to the very fabric of American society which is secular in accordance with its original design.

If Brown is really seeking unity (which I doubt) then he should be content to honor his religious beliefs. Brian S. Brown and Robert Siedlecki seek to impose those beliefs on everyone else which is why they are illogical and noisy in the first place.

It is the desired imposition which renders these two people “radical religious extremists.”

By David Cary Hart

Retired CEO. Formerly a W.E. Deming-trained quality-management consultant. Now just a cranky Jewish queer. Gay cis. He/Him/His.