The Religious Right, losing its battle against LGBT equality on its merits, is increasingly aping that gay rights will lead to an anti-Christian state. Here are five recent examples of these ridiculous falsehoods.
1) Gay Marriage Outlaws Christians Adopting
The oft-married Newt Gingrich who fails to see the irony in his championing the sanctity of marriage, continued to lie about what marriage equality laws mean this past week, saying in a Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press” interview:
“But what I’m struck with is the one-sidedness of the desire for rights,” Gingrich said. “There are no rights for Catholics to have adoption services in Massachusetts; they’re outlawed. There are no rights in D.C. for Catholics to have adoption services; they’re outlawed.”
“Does [supporting LGBT rights] mean that you actually have to affirmatively eliminate any institution which does not automatically accept [homosexuality]?” Gingrich continued.
What actually happened in states like Illinois, Colorado and in Washington D.C., is that Catholic adoption services refused to comply with anti-discrimination laws and refused to serve married same-sex couples, believing they should have a special right to discriminate. They closed their doors because they would not comply with the law, or, as was the case in Illinois, sued to try for special dispensation. They failed.
2) Gays are the New Nazis and a Christian Holocaust is Coming
Janet Mefferd, a Christian syndicated radio show host, who warned after Anderson Cooper came out that listeners might “vomit” in horror at his story, decided to take victimization to the max when, in a response to news that Gross Pointe South High School had canceled (but would later reschedule) a planned speech by fiercely anti-gay Rick Santorum, she posted on her Facebook that:
[America is moving] “toward a day when every Christian who supports real marriage might be made to wear a yellow patch on the sleeve, “a badge of shame” to identify us as ‘anti-gay haters.’ Kind of like the Jews in Nazi Germany.”
This is so obviously offensive that it doesn’t need commentary other than to point out that this is now a frequent and widespread meme among the Religious Right that shows their ignorance of history, because homosexuals were among those viciously persecuted, and their unadulterated blindness toward their own vitriol.
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