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Feb 20, 2009
Anger has been voiced after a West Virginian group aiming to define marriage as being solely between a man and woman posted a video on their YouTube channel that likens LGBT people to snipers, taking aim at heterosexual families.

The group called The Family Policy Council released the ad last week in order to push for legislation similar to the Californian Proposition 8. The video warns that the homosexual agenda has pushed for same-sex marriage around America and is now closing in on West Virginia, then urges sympathizers to take action by contacting their State officials.

The video runs to a lengthy six minutes and uses phrases like “God’s design” in reference to heterosexual couples, and “unaccountable judges” in reference to the brief period when same-sex marriage was legal in California after a high court ruling and other courts where the possibility of amending the Virginia constitution resides.

The ad also draws on issues raised earlier in this blog over freedom of speech and the religious person’s right to opinion. The West Virginian ad also has provoked reaction by implying that teachers would be forced to teach children about homosexuality, calling the fact that some schools now teach homosexuality as being the same as heterosexuality “indoctrination”. It is, however, the image of the sniper taking aim at a family that has caused the majority of criticism.

The group aims to appeal for a state-wide vote on a marriage bill with the hopes of defining marriage in purely heterosexual terms, in a similar way as those in thirty other states that have moved to &ldquorotect” traditional marriage.

However, there is suspicion amongst both moderate political groups and LGBT organizations as to the true origins of the ad campaign video, with people like Seth DiStefano of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) saying “There are a lot of fingerprints on this campaign that are not from West Virginia.”

Jeremy Dys, the President of The Family Policy Group, has admitted that there were other similarly oriented groups adding to the campaign, including the rather infamous Focus on the Family. According to their website, ACLU were able to trace the campaign further to a group in Georgia called CampaignSecrets.org who’s mission statement is "focused exclusively on electing Republicans to local office."

This ad was published around about the same time as a double page advertisement was run in Utah papers the Salt Lake Tribune and Desert News, that attempted to expose the “homosexual agenda” and highlight the dangers of same-sex marriage in the wake of legislation that would have allowed for civil partnerships for LGBT couples, as well as adoption rights for single and co-habiting citizens. The legislation was defeated, but the ad campaign itself has drawn bipartisan condemnation.

To watch the full video from The Family Policy Council, please click here whereby the video will open in a new window for your convenience.


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