crossposted on Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters

Planned Parenthood nearly became the victims of an entrapment launched by the same bunch of right-wing activist who brought down the community group ACORN.

Apparently the method of sending someone in talking about prostitution and underaged sex on heavily edited tapes didn't work this time.

However that didn't seem to stop religious right groups from trying to salvage something out of the debacle by attacking Planned Parenthood even after the phony sting exploded in the face of its creators.

And don't think this embarrassment will stop some right-wing activists from targeting lgbt groups, either.

It isn't paranoia nor is it farfetched to think that someone will be sooner or later be visiting lgbt centers – preferably ones dealing lgbt youth – and attempt to entrap workers and volunteers much like they tried with Planned Parenthood and ACORN.

And we can count on this nonsense being filmed for tapes which will later be heavily edited.

And I am also sure that we can count on religious right groups like the Family Research Council, religious right spokespeople like Peter LaBarbera, and right-leaning Congressional leaders such as Steve King or Michele Bachmann to conveniently denounce said footage and demand action before an investigation can take place. An investigation, mind you, which will most likely lead to the discovery that the tapes have been doctored and the evidence against targeted groups is faulty at best.

My suggestion would be for Planned Parenthood and law enforcement officials to see if they can prosecute these people to the fullest extent of the law.

And for lgbt groups to watch their backs. We know those on the other side of the spectrum sometimes don't play fair.

And now we know that they don't care who is aware of this fact.

Alvin McEwen

Alvin McEwen