From Anti-Gay Bigotry Scares Me: http://antigaybigotryscaresme.blogspot.com/2012/02/joseph-backholm-christofascist.html
by Scott Rose
February 5, 2012
Republished with permission
Joseph Backholm is the gay-bashing Christofascist who heads the so-called Family Policy Institute of Washington, an anti-LGBT hate group.
It is very important for us to call to the public’s attention the distinction between a sane, normal Christian American who understands and consistently respects the constitutionally-mandated separation of church and state, and Christofascist theocRATs who want to deny you equal protection under the law because you don’t conform to their dictates of how they think Jesus believes you should live your life.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is an example of a sane, normal Christian American who respects the separation of church and state, and Americans of all religions. (The Christofascist Backholm does not respect people of all religions). Saqib Ali is from a Muslim family, and he too is a sane, normal American who understands the constitutionally-mandated separation of church and state. As the first Muslim Delegate to the Maryland State Assembly, he voted in favor of marriage equality, saying that religious beliefs could not cause him to vote against other people’s civil rights.
Joseph Backholm, by contrast, as a Christofascist thinks that U.S. laws are only valid if they reflect his Christofascist idea of what theocratic lunacy has to be imposed on you in order for his God to be happy with him. When an Episcopalian came out in favor of marriage equality, the Christofascist Joseph Backholm declared that Epsicopalianism is not a real religion.
Backholm does not hide that he is trying to impose theocRAT law on innocent LGBTers. His site has this gay-bashing letter from Catholic Bishops in Washington State. Backholm the Christofascist gay-basher also has this anti-LGBT hate speech document on his site. In that hate-speech document, we read that “The tendency of male homosexual acts to spread disease may help explain the revulsion many people feel about them.”
A sane, normal Christian American has empathy for the sick. A Christofascist by contrast is characterized by having contempt for sick people. By all legal means possible, we must keep Joseph Backholm’s and all other Christofascist theocRATs’ filthy mitts off of our Constitution our country’s laws.
Christofascist Joseph Backholm is the Washington State associate for additional hate groups including Focus on the Family, the Family Research Council, and the Alliance Defense Fund. As Right Wing Watch has noted, the Alliance Defense Fund monsters “are particularly persistent in attacking attempts by homosexuals to have families, establish domestic partnerships or civil unions, or to be protected from discrimination in employment or housing.” In light of that, pause to consider that the present Commissioner for the Washington State Human Rights Commission, Charlene Strong had a partner of nine years, Kate Fleming, who died in 2006 when a flash flood trapped her inside her Madison Valley, Seattle, basement recording studio during the Hanukkah Even Wind Storm. Arriving at the hospital, Strong was initially prevented from joining Fleming, despite their long partnership, because Washington State did not recognize domestic partners.
Bigots by definition are malicious sadists who take pathological pleasure from the suffering inflicted on their victims. Stand up against Christofascist bigots like Joseph Backholm as if you life depended on it. To remind the Washington State Attorney General that you are against theocRATic fatwas and the Christofascists who would unconstitutionally impose them on people, go here.