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Sun Feb 24, 2013, 05:53 PM

Facebook allows homophobic group to compare gays to Nazis and the claims they harm adopted children

Back in June 2012, the Facebook page “Heterosexual Awareness Month” (HAM) was created to “celebrate heterosexuality.” According to the page’s administrators, who are anonymous (though one goes by “Dr. HAM”), July is “Heterosexual Awareness Month.” The page’s mission is to “educate the world, commemorate our heritage, celebrate our culture, and liberate our people.” The site goes on to say that Heterosexual Awareness Month is meant to highlight straight people’s “growing struggle of the rights and related civil rights put in jeopardy.”

On Tuesday, its administrators posted an image ostensibly meant to educate readers in “Recognizing Hate Symbols” so they can know “what to look for when confronted by anti-democratic forces which continue to threaten our civil society.” The first symbol is a Nazi swastika. The next symbol is a rainbow flag, a representation of gay pride. And the symbol after the flag is a white power logo. The next day, it posted a mocked-up image portraying a Nazi soldier flying a rainbow flag, along with the following tagline: “They have ways of keeping you silent. Know the dangers of the rainbow.” A HAM administrator exhorted readers to print out the picture out and hang it in public locations.

Also this week, one of the status updates referred to their opposition’s “benign but perverse agenda.” Earlier this month, HAM posted a photo of a gay pride event and claimed that one of the men on a pride float was pointing at his next child love interest. In yet another post, HAM claims that accepting homosexuality leads to affirming it, which then leads to “something more perverse.” Comments on that post include the claim that gay people endanger children. One explicitly — and without scientific basis — links homosexuality to pedophilia: “(G)ay ‘marriage’ equals gay adoptions. Gay adoptions equals many sexually abused children.”

There have been complaints to Facebook about this page, but the organization has declined to take it down. Under its Community Standards, Facebook states that it does not permit hate speech, and that it does “not permit individuals or groups to attack others based on their race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability or medical condition.” Apparently, claiming that gays are pedophiles, sick, unnatural, perverted, and a danger to society and heterosexuals doesn’t meet those criteria, although Facebook did not respond to a request from Hatewatch yesterday to explain its thinking.

http://www.splcenter.org/blog/2013/02/22/facebook-heterosexual-pride-page-compares-lgbt-people-to-nazis/

And they're all anonymous? On a place where one can express 'Heterosexual Pride' and how heterosexual they are? Something does seem a bit off about that...

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Sun Feb 24, 2013, 05:56 PM

1. I'd be willing to bet $100 that Bryan Fischer is behind it.

One of the biggest homophobic bigots on the planet who calls himself "Christian"? I'd take that bet.

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Sun Feb 24, 2013, 06:51 PM

2. Just wow!

"...The site goes on to say that Heterosexual Awareness Month is meant to highlight straight people’s “growing struggle of the rights and related civil rights put in jeopardy.”

What pray tell are these rights and related civil rights that are put in jeopardy?

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Sun Feb 24, 2013, 06:59 PM

3. And of course, if they did ban it, these folks would bellyache even louder about "persecution."

That's how they operate. Much like the College Republican kids holding "affirmative action bakesales" their whole sense of self is predicated upon a grossly disproportionate victim complex.

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