Why I Left the Right, Exhibit H for Homophobia
If you’re tempted to buy into the ridiculous homophobic “fistgate” nonsense currently all over the right wing blogs, trying to take down Obama education czar Kevin Jennings in a smear campaign right out of the McCarthy era, please read this: Anti-gay ‘hate group’ MassResistance is source for right-wing media attacks on Jennings.
Right-wing media outlets have relied on false or misleading claims by MassResistance, a Massachusetts-based anti-gay group, in advancing several recent attacks on Department of Education official Kevin Jennings. The founder of MassResistance — a group the Southern Poverty Law Center has labeled a “hate group” — reportedly denied that gays and lesbians were a target of the Holocaust and has compared the gay rights movement to the Nazis. The organization has also called on parents to keep their children home from school during an event promoting awareness of, and opposition to, anti-gay bullying and has stated that suicide prevention programs for gay and lesbian youth have no “legitimate medical or psychological basis.”
Yes, it’s Media Matters, and I know a lot of people will instantly dismiss them. But they are right on the money in this case.
Hate groups like Mass Resistance are now being promoted by Jim Hoft and Michelle Malkin and the rest of the right wing blogosphere — out and out homophobic bigots from the Dark Ages.