Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:28 PM
Segami (14,923 posts)
Republican House Leader Rep. Lankford Vows To Use ‘POWER OF HUMILIATION’ To Undermine LGBT Program
The fifth-ranking House Republican took a shot at the LGBT community at a recent town hall, saying he wanted to use “the power of humiliation” to undermine a program that helps individuals who need substance abuse treatment.
Rep. James Lankford (R-OK), who at the same Oklahoma City meeting earlier this month blamed gun violence on “welfare moms”, took a question from a constituent irate about a program that counseled LGBT individuals with substance abuse problems. The woman accused the Substances and Mental Health Services Administration of “pushing the homosexual agenda” and “indoctrinating our citizens.”
Lankford agreed with the woman’s concern, vowing to open an investigation into the matter. “They love functioning in the dark,” the Oklahoma Republican said of the LGBT program, promising to use “the power of humiliation” to uproot it.
CONSTITUENT: I want to know if you’re aware of the Substances and Mental Health Services Administration that has a book called the Provider’s Introduction to Substance Abuse Treatment for Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay and Transgender Individuals.
CONSTITUENT: They are going around the nation, they just did this here in Oklahoma, December 7th, and having conferences that are educational. About 2 percent of the conference is dealing with substance abuse and mental health issues. 98 percent is doing indoctrination or pushing the homosexual agenda. This is what our president is doing. He has a federal agency doing it. Our state, the Oklahoma Mental Health and Substance Abuse Department, put this conference on and is indoctrinating our citizens who are totally against this. Is there any way you can look into this?
LANKFORD: Oh yes, sure. You know I can absolutely get a chance to take a look at it. We’ll start the process, try to see what we can do to identify it. Some of those things you have the power of humiliation where you can raise it and put in sunlight. They love functioning in the dark. You put some sunlight on it, that does help. But, we’ll see. I’m glad to take that on.
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Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:35 PM
ck4829 (17,261 posts)
2. This is unbelievably stupid, I hope that Lankford is nowhere near any health committees
You don't have to be gay to know that a lot members of the LGBT community do not have the same support networks that straight people have. They may be out on the street (And abusing substances) because they were thrown out of something that is supposed to be their support network in the first place. Like their home or their family.
So yes, let's use the power of humiliation, let's get some sunlight on this and see how many family values types are throwing their gay children out on the streets and then claiming their homosexuality and their substance abuse problem are linked.