Tim Pawlenty Endorses Another Anti-Gay Hate Group
LGF author freetoken has an excellent Page on Republican Presidential hopeful Tim Pawlenty, the smiling, affable face of the extreme religious right, as he endorses the positions of yet another rabid anti-gay hate group with “family” in its name, The Family Leader: Pawlenty Boasts His Creationist, Anti-Gay Credentials In Iowa Tour.
As I’ve discussed several times now, Vander Plaats heads a group called The Family Leader, itself a new repackaging of the previous groups such as The Iowa Family Policy Center. Vander Plaats and the IFPC led the recall of 3 Iowa Supreme Court justices because they dared to rule, in what scholars agree is an accurate reading of the Iowa Constitution, that it was unconstitutional to forbid gay marriage according to the Iowa Constitution. This forcing out of Supreme Court justices not for any misconduct on the part of the justices but because of religious beliefs is unprecedented, and it really deserves more attention. I consider it the first real successful step towards theocracy.
Anyway, the IFPC (now organizationally a subset of The Family Leader) not only campaigned against the justices. It has been promoting a bigoted, anti-gay campaign that compares exposing children to homosexuality as being worse than second-hand smoke exposure. …
But wait, there’s more!
At the IFPC Blog one can learn even more about what interests the IFPC, such as which blogs they like, found under “My Blog List”. It has only 5 entries - 3 religious blogs, a conservative news org, and…. get this - The Shrieking Harpy herself! That’s right, the IFPC blog luvs them some Pamela Geller. (Yes I have a screen shot should the IFPC try to deny it some day.)