I'm sure some of you remember David Vitter, the Louisiana "family values" senator who was caught whoremongering. You might have also heard that he is attempting a desperate act of image rehabilitation by giving $100,000 to a creationist organization called the "Louisiana Family Forum". (Isn't it offensive the way conservative Christians keep wanting to turn the word "family" into a synonym for "stupid," "superstitious," "reactionary," and "uneducated"?) This organization will presumably use the money in what will be Failed Attempt #72,408 to get creationist twaddle taught in biology classrooms alongside actual biology.
Ed Brayton over at Dispatches from the Culture Wars reveals some interesting facts about the "Louisiana Family Forum." It is run by one Tony Perkins, who also heads up the "Family Research Council," affiliated with James Dobson's "Focus on the Family." Both the "Family Research Council" and "Focus on the Family" have promoted the anti-gay "research" of one Paul Cameron, a raving homophobe who heads up the Colorado-based "Family Research Institute," which has been formally identified as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
More links between Vetter, the creationist idiocy he espouses when he isn't soliciting, and radical right-wing Christian hate comes to light when we find that Perkins paid KKK wackjob David Duke over $80,000 for his mailing list for the "Family Research Council"'s use!
But...but...but...haven't all of these Christians been trying to tell people that "Darwinism" is what makes you a racist?
Gee, guess not.
This isn't just the pot calling the kettle black. It's the pot calling the kettle a pot.
Religion. Creationism. Racism. Homophobia. Ignorance. Hate. Fear. What an impressive list of "family values" and "morals" Christians are offering trailer-trash America! Gawrsh, where do I sign up?
I think the evidence that Perkins (and his LFF) and Cameron (and his FRI) are completely fraudulent boobs is damning enough that no exaggeration is necessary.ReplyDelete
To that end, even though people are keen to forever correlate Duke exclusively with the KKK, he had long left them (in 1980) by 1996 when he sold that name list.
No racist he, rather an enlightened, self-described 'racial realist'. Card-carrying member of the NAAWP, an twisted mockery of the NAACP. One guess for what the 'W' stands for.
Fraudulent boobs they may be...but many millions of people, some of them in positions of political power like Vitter, accept them and take them seriously. That's a bad thing.ReplyDelete
I'm guessing the "W" doesn't stand for "wack-job."
I think it's about time progressives and secular-humanists started more organizations with the word "family" in it, repairing and returning to this word the honor that has been co-opted and tarnished by this band of troglodites.