Friday, December 14, 2012

Homosexuality in the Heartland; No More "Homophobia" at AP

Your Tax $$$ at Work: AFTAH Exposes Federally-funded 'LGBT' Conference in Oklahoma

 Tax-funded transgenderism: This is Celeste Flemming, and "she" is a man. At an "LGBTQ" conference in Norman, OK, Flemming compared  "transitioning," "male-to-female" transsexuals who are prevented from using women's restrooms (e.g., at work) to racist Jim Crow laws that banned Black Americans from using the same public restrooms as whites. The Oklahoma conference was sponsored by the State of Oklahoma with federal grant dollars. Flemming is a Federal Aviation Administration (F.A.A.) employee who evidently now is used by the federal agency to "consult" with the agency helping accommodate other gender-bending "transitioning" FAA employees.

OKLAHOMA CITY -- I'm writing you from Oklahoma, having just attended a pro-homosexual conference funded with YOUR tax dollars and sponsored by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), a branch of HHS.  We will have a full report on this one-day conference, which not only was devoid of pro-family advocates but featured speakers who were explicitly anti-biblical in their ideology, e.g., claiming that Romans 1 does NOT proscribe homosexual acts as sinful.  

Here's an excerpt from a conference flier titled, "What does the bible say about homosexuality?" passed out by presenter Kathy McCallie, in a session called "Spiritual Wellness in BGLT (sic) Communities, a Primer": 

"[The Apostle] Paul had no inkling that for some persons, a same-sex orientation might be natural, that is, part of who they are created to be. If he had known this, he would have had to argue that, for such persons, heterosexual acts would be unnatural."

Whatever happened to liberal demands for "Separation of Church and State" (which is actually a twisting of the First Amendment)?!  Here we have Americans' tax dollars being used to assault historic biblical teaching against homosexual sin. 

As you can see from the photo above, the Oklahoma conference, although supposedly focusing on substance abuse, devoted much energy to promoting gender confusion and homosexuality. Can you imagine comparing gender-confused men who believe they are "women" but are denied use of the ladies' restroom to Blacks suffering under official Jim Crow racism -- as male-to-female trans "woman" Celeste Flemming did?

The very first speaker at the conference, Randy Roberts Potts -- the openly homosexual grandson of the late Oral Roberts -- maligned my friend and Oklahoma St. Rep. Sally Kern, accusing her of being "hateful" toward homosexuals and going on a "witch-hunt" against them.  Stay tuned to this story, which also sheds like on the Obama administration's radical use of the federal bureaucracy to promote the homosexualist agenda across America.  -- Peter LaBarbera, AFTAH
American Family Association's One News Now: 
Christian News Network: Rick Warren issues ambiguous statements on homosexuality and sin, and backtracks on his past support for Proposition 8 in California (defending natural marriage):

Some recent stories on the AFTAH website:

AP Style Book Ends Use of Smear Term 'Homophobia' in Political and Social Contexts

December 4th, 2012

"Homophobia" is routinely used to describe opposition to homosexuality and the "gay" movement.

Needless to say, we at AFTAH are pleased that the Associated Press has dispensed with the use of the pejorative term "homophobia" in its official and influential Style Book. "Homophobia" is usually employed by pro-"gay" advocates to denigrate sincere and well-meaning opponents of homosexuality as irrational bigots.

Predictably, homosexual activists like John Aravosis — the very types who routinely smear pro-family advocates like this writer (and organizations like the Boy Scouts) as "homophobes" — are disappointed with AP's decision.

We at Americans For Truth, like our peers in the pro-family, conservative movement who stand in principled and faith-based opposition to the LGBT political and cultural agenda, do not "fear" homosexuals. We simply disagree profoundly with the normalization of homosexual behavior and the elevation of homosexuality and "gay" identity to "civil rights" status.

Of course, there are people who do fear homosexuals, but there are also people who fear conservative Christians. So isn't it odd that "homophobia" (and "Islamophobia") became mainstreamed in America's media-driven lexicon, while "Christian-phobia" did not? (And now transgender activists, piggybacking off the semantic success of their homosexual allies, are pushing the equally dubious "transphobia" to advance their agenda.)

You could easily fill ten large books with examples of abuses of the tendentious term "homophobia" and its derivative, "homophobe," in the same-sex debate. Advocates of homosexuality and foes of biblical sexual morality would never allow themselves to be categorized and caricatured as "phobes" — our friend John Biver posits the Secular Left as "morality-phobia" HERE — yet they pretend that somehow "homophobia" objectively describes opposition to homosexuality. That's because to far too many homosexual advocates, the end justifies the means, and the "gay" cause advances when its critics are cynically and falsely cast as hateful and fearful creeps.

We will have more on this story. For now, it is gratifying to see AP make a move toward neutrality, objectivity and fairness in its coverage of homosexuality. — Peter LaBarbera, AFTAH

Politico reports (emphasis added): [continued] 



"The ban would prohibit most nudity in public, but it would continue to allow marchers at special events, like the San Francisco Pride Parade, to bare all. Children under 5 can be naked in public and sunbathers can continue to strip down on nude beaches."–Reuters

Folks, I guess this is progress — but only in San Francisco would a public nudity "ban" still allow lots of public nudity — e.g., at homosexual events like the annual "gay pride" parade and Folsom Street Fair. AFTAH has led the way in exposing the "anything-goes" libertine atmosphere of the world's most infamous 'Gay' Mecca, with our periodic exposés of the deviant and bizarre goings-on at Folsom (including homosexual orgies on the street as cops stood idly nearby).

We think it's instructive to show where liberal "tolerance" leads, and how homosexual-dominated cities like San Francisco and Chicago end up celebrating perversion in its various manifestations, even to the point of lawlessness. "Gay" power has its degenerative consequences.

In 2008, I ventured out to San Francisco with Linda Harvey of Mission America and Diane Gramley of American Family Association of Pennsylvania to hold a press conference condemning the public nudity at Folsom Street. We immediately were shouted down by homosexual activist Michael Petrelis [see this YouTube video], who applauded public nudity (and public sex) — thus demonstrating the homo-fascist (or homo-communist) mentality to perfection.

Of course, the city's LGBT-intimidated police allowed Petrelis to invade and disrupt our press conference.

Anyway, it appears that the annoyance, disgust and public spectacle of exhibitionists letting it all hang out (anywhere) were too much even for San Francisco's jaded residents, heterosexual and homosexual alike. Now if only the city would start reining in the equally serious problem of sex clubs ("gay" orgy centers) that encourage reckless, anonymous promiscuity and facilitate the spread of disease. But that would be way too "intolerant" for a city like San Francisco that's so far to the Loony Left that it had to grant a special ("gay") exemption to pass a ban on going nude in public. – Peter LaBarbera, AFTAH  [continued....]

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