Anti-Gay Activists Justify HRC’s “Export of Hate” Report
Last week, the Human Rights Campaign published an explosive report, The Export of Hate, which pointed out how various anti-gay figures were peddling lies and propaganda to foreign countries in an attempt to spread anti-gay hate abroad.
The Export of Hate called out several religious right leaders, including Peter LaBarbera, Paul Cameron, and Scott Lively:
They spew venomous rhetoric, outrageous theories, and discredited science. Some claim that LGBT people are responsible for the Holocaust, the Rwandan genocide, and the spread of HIV/AIDS. Others argue that LGBT people are luring away children, and that acceptance of LGBT people will lead to the destruction of families around the world. Some even suggest that the death penalty could be an appropriate punishment for simply being LGBT.
HRC’s report also includes short videos spotlighting each leader.
Now these individuals had every opportunity to refute the report. The following are various responses they gave:
Peter LaBarbera – LaBarbera says he’s tempted to “laugh off HRC’s shenanigans,” but he understands some people with a violent bent might take action against him on account of the report. LaBarbera, Peter“Basically they’re trying to create an image of pro-family Christians as being the haters that they claim we are,” he says. “We don’t hate homosexuals. We don’t hate anybody,” the activist counters. “We simply want people to repent and turn away from homosexual behavior. But because we’re not haters they had to create hateful images to associate with us.”
Scott Lively – I believe they are now deliberately trying to incite murder against me and every other person on their enemies list . . .Because I am a Bible-believing Christian I am not afraid of death. But neither am I volunteering for martyrdom. As of today I am for the first time going to start taking precautions against the possibility of being assassinated by agents of the LGBT movement. For one thing, I will no longer publicize my travel schedule in advance.
Michael Brown – I’m here to the put the HRC on notice: Your fear-mongering tactics will be exposed and, speaking for myself (but with confidence that my words apply to others), I will not bow down to your bullying tactics or your rap-sheet nonsense.
So all in all, these folks are claiming that HRC was lying about them, targeting them for violence, and attacking them simply for their Christian beliefs.
Well the following interview refutes those lies. It’s between anti-gay talking head and Colorado state legislature candidate Gordon Klingenschmitt, and another anti-gay figure who is spotlighted in HRC’s report, Paul Cameron.
Based on what you are about to see and hear, these two videos need no introduction: