From The New Civil Rights Movement: http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/opinion-noms-robert-george-is-responsible-for-family-research-councils-anti-gay-hate-speech/bigotry-watch/2012/08/18/46873
by Scott Rose
on August 18, 2012
Reposted with permission
According to Robert P. George‘s Princeton University bio, Robert George sits on the Board of Directors of the anti-gay hate group Family Research Council (FRC).
George also is a founder and current mastermind of the anti-gay-rights National Organization for Marriage (NOM).
Together with the convicted felon Chuck Colson, Robert George wrote and promoted the gay-bashing Manhattan Declaration.
Though hate group leader Robert George wrote the following phrase into his declaration — “We believe in law and in the rule of law” — the hypocrite’s group NOM broke campaign finance laws 18 times.
Robert George — a head of that anti-gay group of law-breakers — also is, deplorably, embedded in the United States government as part of the U.S. Commission for International Religious Freedom.
Bearing critical witness about Robert George’s and NOM’s gay-bashing hatred to the California Fair Political Practices Commission, Ellen Sturtz of Equality California said:
“I come here today, urging you to do your utmost to protect our democracy against those who have contempt for it, us and our laws.”
Robert George’s Family Research Council, aggressively assisted by Robert George’s National Organization For Marriage, long has propagandized — and by that I mean, told lies about — why the Southern Poverty Law Center placed the Family Research Council on its anti-gay hate groups list.
SPLC’s main criteria for putting an anti-gay group on the hate groups list include that a group spreads demonizing lies against gay people.
There is seemingly no end to the demonizing lies that Robert George, FRC and NOM spread against LGBTers.
Here is one example from all of the demonizing lies that Robert George’s FRC spreads against gays:
“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.”
NOM’s Brian Brown recently appeared on television. A CNN interviewer asked him about that FRC statement:
“Isn’t that hateful in your opinion?”
Brian Brown answered: “No.”
The interviewer had already told the anti-gay bigot Brian Brown — directly– that from that statement, and others like it:
“We . . understand why they were labeled a hate group.”
It was not clear whether the interviewer understands that NOM’s Robert George also is an FRC board member. However that may be, she tried once more with NOM’s Brian Brown.
“It is spewing hate,” she said. She asked if he agrees that it is spewing hate; Brian Brown said “No.”
Something that Robert George, the FRC and NOM appear not yet to have comprehended is that mainstream America recognizes anti-gay hate speech when it hears it. With ever-accelerating rapidity, more and more Americans are understanding that all bullying non-acceptance of LGBTers is rooted in sheer hate and ignorance. Despite Robert George’s, FRC’s and NOM’s best efforts to poison people’s minds against LGBTers, the expansion of understanding, acceptance and support for equality is inexorable.
Still, being as Robert George has not yet apologized for the above example of FRC’s anti-gay hate speech, let us analyze what makes it hate speech.
The sentence identifies “the homosexual rights movement” as the “defendant” of the accusation, but it does not specify who that defendant is, meaning, Robert George/FRC are alleging that all persons involved with “the homosexual rights movement” are guilty of the accusation.
One part of the accusation is that a “primary goal” of “the homosexual rights movement” is “to abolish all age of consent laws.”
By many measures, President Obama, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg are heroes of “the homosexual rights movement.”
In other words, FRC’s Robert George is standing behind — and staking his personal reputation and honor on — the allegation that Obama, Cuomo and Bloomberg “want to abolish all age of consent laws and to eventually recognize pedophiles as the ‘prophets’ of a new sexual order.”
Yet, Obama, Cuomo and Bloomberg have never in the least advocated abolishing age of consent laws.
So, given Robert George’s group’s anti-gay hate speech lies, it would appear that the Family Research Council’s Robert George’s personal reputation and honor are swirling in the toilet of baseless and defamatory lies where he put them.
Moreover, even if all heterosexual LGBT rights allies are removed from the “defendants” class of Robert George/FRC’s hateful and ridiculous allegation, there is no evidence — admissible in a court or otherwise — that any recognized and established LGBT rights organization seeks to abolish all age of consent laws.
As an attorney, Robert George perhaps understands the trouble he would have demonstrating to a court of law that his hate speech corresponds to documentable facts.
The evil and malicious aims of this Robert George/Family Research Council hate speech are clear; signal to voters that what gay rights advocates really want is to rape children, in order to hate-and-fear-monger voters into voting against gay rights.
By ghastly ironic coincidence, anti-gay hate group leader Robert George also is on the Board of Advisors of The Catholic League, which fights by the Catholic Church’s side, tooth-and-nail, against the lifting of statutes of limitations for prosecution of child rapes.
That is to say, while fraudulently alleging that all gay rights advocates are pedophiles, Robert P. George is on the Board of Advisors of a group very aggressively seeking to deny child rape victims their days in court.
THINK ABOUT THIS
There is something especially egregious and pernicious about a hate group putting the word “research” in its name, as though all the gay-bashing defamation it pumps out could be dignified with what the word “research” most often implies, i.e. academic discipline, respect for facts, and respect for others.
When NOM sponsored an anti-gay hate rally where one of its speakers yelled through a megaphone that homosexuals are “worthy to death,” virtually the entire “homosexual rights movement” called for NOM to apologize.
NOM ignored those calls then, and has never officially apologized.
For instructions on how to report Robert George’s National Organization for Marriage as a hate group, go here.
Robert George is a Republican party United States government official with authority over FRC and NOM, which deliberately spread demonizing lies against gay people, not stopping short of saying that gay people are “worthy to death.”
And, as a U.S. government official drawing a salary funded by tax payers, FRC’s and NOM’s Robert George has authority over a group known to break campaign finance laws.
Call and write your U.S. Senators and Congresspeople.
Tell them that you object to your taxes paying the salary of Robert George, whose groups, the Family Research Council and the National Organization For Marriage, deliberately scapegoat a social minority by spreading demonizing lies against gays.
Tell your Senators and Congresspeople that you do not think it is appropriate for Robert George to be a U.S. government official, being as he has authority over a group that breaks campaign finance laws.
Tell your Senators and Congresspeople that it is absurd and repugnant for Robert George to be a commissioner with the U.S. Commission for International Religious Freedom, given that Robert George tells demonizing lies against gay people in hopes of eventually prohibiting all clergy who wish to marry gay couples from doing so.
New York City-based novelist and freelance writer Scott Rose’s LGBT-interest by-line has appeared on Advocate.com, PoliticusUSA.com, The New York Blade, Queerty.com, Girlfriends and in numerous additional venues. Among his other interests are the arts, boating and yachting, wine and food, travel, poker and dogs. His “Mr. David Cooper’s Happy Suicide” is about a New York City advertising executive assigned to a condom account.