Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Religious Right, Oppressed Minority

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
Home » Discuss » Topic Forums » GLBT Donate to DU
 
William769 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-11 03:30 PM
Original message
Religious Right, Oppressed Minority
Those straight white male right-wing Christians keep playing the victim card. Tony Perkins, head of the Family Research Council, has joined Brian Brown of the National Organization for Marriage and Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum in casting the religious right as an oppressed minority.

Speaking last week with conservative radio host Janet Mefferd, Perkins said LGBT rights advocates will not be satisfied until those who hold to a traditional, natural view of marriage are completely silenced. He was discussing the recent campaign to get retailers to withdraw from the Charity Give Back Group (formerly the Christian Values Network), an online shopping service that allows customers to earmark a portion of their purchases to benefit nonprofit groups, including antigay ones like the Family Research Council and Focus on the Family. Macys, Microsoft, and Apple are among the companies that have withdrawn.

Its an effort to stigmatize, to marginalize, and ultimately to cause people to self-censor, Perkins said of the movement for LGBT equality, adding that it is essentially man shaking his fist in the face of God and saying I dont need you, that we will do it our way.

NOM president Brown, in a blog post last week, accused proponents of marriage equality of trying to make their opponents second-class citizens. LGBT advocates, he said, want to take away the rights of millions of decent, loving, law-abiding Americans. Santorum, meanwhile, on a recent campaign stop in Spartanburg, S.C., said gays have launched a jihad against him. Browns blog post, by the way, also used that term (meaning holy war) to describe the actions of gays and allies standing up to the antigay right.

http://www.advocate.com/News/Daily_News/2011/08/29/Reli... /

As a Christian, all I will say is this. You reap what you sow.
Refresh | +2 Recommendations Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-11 03:32 PM
Response to Original message
1. 50 years ago, they'd be protesting interracial marriage.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-11 03:47 PM
Response to Reply #1
4. Yes, they were. And using the bible to defend their bigotry.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
Dogtown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-11 04:06 PM
Response to Reply #4
5. And, before that
they used the bible to defend slavery.


Some of them still do.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-11 04:29 PM
Response to Reply #5
6. Bachmann still does.
Bachmann recommends a racist book that claims things were wonderful under slavery.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-11 05:24 PM
Response to Reply #6
7. Does she now?
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
asjr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-11 03:41 PM
Response to Original message
2. God must be getting tired of being
blamed for all the right-wingers problems with our country.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
TygrBright Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-11 03:45 PM
Response to Original message
3. Heheheh. You said "Santorum".... n/t
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
NMMNG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-11 05:53 PM
Response to Original message
8. Poor bigots
LGBT advocates, he said, want to take away the rights of millions of decent, loving, law-abiding Americans.


Discriminating against other people isn't a right. You're not persecuted because you can no longer oppress others in the name of your chosen religious lifestyle. You're no more "persecuted" because gay people are getting equal rights than are because divorce is legal (strictly verboten in the Bible) or Red Lobster and Joe's Ham Shack are allowed to remain in business (pork and shellfish are denounced in the same Bible book as Teh Gay). Get over yourselves, whining bigots.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Sat Jul 26th 2014, 03:19 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Topic Forums » GLBT Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC