Quote# 77864

Last week, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) added the Family Research Council (FRC) to its list of “hate groups” for adamantly opposing the radical homosexual rights agenda. As you may know, I ran FRC from 1989 until I jumped into the 2000 Republican presidential primary.

While I was there, FRC opposed same-sex “marriage,” opposed Bill Clinton’s attempt to end the military’s ban on open homosexuality and we published papers warning about the promotion of the radical homosexual agenda in the public schools. Those issues were well worth public debate then and they are today.

Nothing has changed at FRC since Tony Perkins took over. It was not a “hate group” when I ran it and it is not a “hate group” today. What has changed in recent years is the aggressiveness of the “tyrants of tolerance.”

The Left has been on a cultural jihad to label traditional conservative values as “hate” and beyond the pale of public discourse. Those who demand tolerance for every imaginable “lifestyle” are incredibly intolerant of conservative views, and they seek to silence us all. They would shut down any defense of traditional marriage and the sanctity of life as “hate speech.”

Gary Bauer, American Values 49 Comments [12/6/2010 4:27:12 AM]
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TB Tabby

"I don't care if the shoe fits, I'm not wearing it!"

Sorry, Gary, the World's Smallest Violin is currently on loan to a 16-year-old trust fund brat who's crying because the convertible she got for her birthday was the wrong shade of red.

12/6/2010 4:35:07 AM


I've been wondering what took the SPLC so long to label them a hate group...

12/6/2010 4:37:31 AM


Your despicable group has done nothing but spread false, long-debunked myths about homosexuals for the sole purpose of demonizing them. You are well deserving of your title as a "hate group."

12/6/2010 5:01:14 AM


We should all tolerate Conservative views, but you don't have to tolerate any other views but your own?

We ARE tolerating your views, as long as they concern yourself.
When you try to force others to live according to your views, then we become intolerant.

12/6/2010 5:19:30 AM


Waah waah waah, I'm being persecuted because I can't persecute!

12/6/2010 5:22:25 AM


You preach for the reduction of rights of others based on the fact that they love a member of the same sex as opposed to the opposite sex. This is a view you hold because you do not approve of same sex relationships. What you approve or don't approve of means Jack Shit when it comes to the civil liberties of other human beings.

Fuck off.

12/6/2010 5:37:11 AM


What a dick.

12/6/2010 5:48:40 AM

Mister Spak

They also have the KKK as a hate group for adamantly opposing their radical nigger rights agenda. The KKK is not a hate group. It does not hate niggers, it loves white people.

The right is on a cultural jihad to relabel their hate "traditional values". They are incredibly intolerant of those who don't tolerate their intolerance and they seek to silence them all. They would shut down the defence of taditional American values as Naziism and civil rights as "hate speech"

12/6/2010 6:01:34 AM

Doctor Whom

Just because we're a group that promotes hate, that's no reason for those politically correct whiners to call us a hate group.

12/6/2010 6:09:36 AM

There are radicalist homosexuals? Do they want everyone to be married to someone of the same sex?

12/6/2010 6:29:36 AM

Doubting Thomas

"The FRC is not a hate group, we just don't like those filthy faggots and want to take rights away from them."

12/6/2010 6:38:42 AM


I admit it - I can't look at a photo of little Gary Bauer without imagining him dressed in an SS uniform. He'd fit right in.

12/6/2010 6:38:51 AM

Brendan Rizzo

Considering your earlier rhetoric, I'd have to disagree about the "not being a hate group" part.

And what on Earth does homosexuality have to do with the sanctity of life? Abortion was never mentioned, and it isn't like gays are going around murdering people just for kicks.

12/6/2010 6:48:25 AM


Hating is no hate speech? o_O

12/6/2010 7:00:24 AM


Note how be brings in "sanctity of life" as a little misdirect to suggest that people promoting tolerance of homosexuals are "anti-life", thus dragging in the whole abortion issue as well to rally the troops.

12/6/2010 8:05:01 AM


What the fuck is this shit, some kind of newspeak where things mean the opposite of what they should?

12/6/2010 8:05:46 AM


Apologia for being a bigot.

There is no left in America for starters. You have Centre and Right of Centre, which latter includes all the bigots you can think of. Some of whom feel they now own the Republican Party, and they do, up to a point because of the political whoredom that party engaged in to gain votes.

12/6/2010 8:16:15 AM


I've seen this argument a billion times and it's still as whiny as ever. I find you very hard to take seriously.

12/6/2010 8:29:15 AM


jihad. I don't think that word means what you think it means.

12/6/2010 9:14:05 AM

Rebellion Dog

@ Colgate:
try imagining him in a fetching gold lame cocktail gown instead.

12/6/2010 9:46:31 AM


It was hate group when you ran it, it is a hate group now.

12/6/2010 9:47:49 AM


Perhaps if conservative views weren't incredibly intolerant they wouldn't be labelled as such.

12/6/2010 9:55:36 AM


The FRC isn't a hate group! They're just a group that denies the rights of other citizens because they severely dislike them!

They would shut down any defense of traditional marriage

Last time I checked you guys were against polygamy too. Now THAT'S traditional marriage.

and the sanctity of life

Gays are having abortions now? That's a trick I'd like to see the gay men do.

12/6/2010 10:30:56 AM


Gary Bauer - Proudly holding up the banner of the 16th century... well, 15th, the 16th was a little too liberal.

12/6/2010 10:33:53 AM


WAAAAAAHHHHH! Somebody called my group out for what it is! You shouldn't be so intolerant of my hate. I'm being persecuted.

Every once in a while, I wish these dirt would experience actual persecution so they would STFU when someone merely disagrees with them.

12/6/2010 11:37:23 AM

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