An interesting press release found its way into my mailbox this morning. I’ll post the release here with my comments interspersed.
California ‘Corruption Footprint’ Not Wanted in Middle America
Contact: Linda Harvey, Mission America, 614-442-7998
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 9 /Christian Newswire/ — Traditional families, especially children, will be harmed if California forces its sexual deviance on the rest of America, says Linda Harvey of Mission America.
Harvey joins other pro-family groups later this month in San Francisco to protest and expose the Folsom Street Fair, a public street orgy which includes sado-masochism, full nudity and homosexuality. They will also discuss the urgent need to pass Proposition 8, the ballot initiative upholding traditional marriage.
First things first, the Folsom Street Fair is not a LGBT-specific event. It contains elements that are driven by the B&D and S&M communities. I’m not about to go into those things here except to say that while there is overlap amongst the communities, they are not the same. Ms. Harvey’s release acknowledged that separation, then promptly began lumping them together.
Secondly, could we stop with the pro-family nonsense? Pro-family doesn’t include the withholding of Civil Rights.
Third, a law’s traditional nature doesn’t necessarily translate into intrinsic right-ness. It just means it’s something people have been doing for a long time. Laws that prohibited women from voting were repealed ages ago, for example.
The event falls on Sunday, September 28, following “Leather Pride Week.” The alleged crowd estimate of 400,000 has no age restrictions, merely warnings about the “adult oriented nature” of activities. Last year, children were observed in the crowd where they could witness, for example, bare-bottomed men being whipped.
“There’s one big question: why?” said Harvey. “How can Mayor Newsom, city officials and even House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (who represents San Francisco) tolerate disturbed people publicly displaying this deviance as police stand by and do nothing to stop it?
It’s always interesting to me that people don’t get their knickers in a twist over that Festival of Hetero Hedonism we call Marti Gras. They certainly don’t release nonsense press releases about outlawing traditional marriage because they don’t like what traditional people do in New Orleans.
“California’s unsustainable sexual license is not an export we welcome in middle America,” said Harvey. “We don’t want same sex ‘marriage’ legalized, nor to have our children taught to praise homosexuality, as California children now must do after the passage of SB 777 and AB 394. And we don’t want naked people having sex in our streets.” Under the new laws, children must be taught favorable viewpoints about homosexuality and transgenderism. Other opinions are banned.
Linda just told a big lie about SB 777 and AB 394. Neither law requires anybody to “praise homosexuality”, as Linda suggests. Both laws are aimed at protecting LGBT kids from harassment by peers or teachers in California’s schools. For more information, go here for SB 777 and here for AB 394. (Both links are pdfs)
Again, nothing in either law requires anyone to “praise homosexuality”. They simply require people not to abuse LGBT kids. This is a good thing.
If Proposition 8 fails — and Democrats like Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama succeed in their stated goal of repealing the federal Defense of Marriage Act — all states could be forced under the Full Faith and Credit Clause of the U.S. Constitution to recognize homosexual ‘marriages’ legalized by a CA court ruling in May.
Joining Mission America for the protest are Americans for Truth, American Family Association of Pennsylvania, the St. Joseph Men’s Society and other concerned groups.
James Dobson is on Linda’s side. I don’t think I need to say any more about that.
“The ‘corruption footprint’ of California is staggering,” Harvey stated. “Sadly, San Francisco is a dying city discarding its children. Its only hope is the ‘offset’ provided by the fresh air of California’s traditional, caring families. Hopefully, these families will turn this state around and spare the rest of America from the polluting effects of California’s moral decay.”
Do I really need to go into all the atrocities some traditional parents do to their kids? Do I really?
Linda, you seem to have a real problem with Civil Rights for all Americans. Your entire press release is one offensive jab after another. You should probably cut that out.
Please see Box Turtle Bulletin for more information on Mission America and founder Linda Harvey. I’m not linking to her organization, but she included her phone number on the press release, so it’s fair game. In case you missed it at the top, the phone number is 614-442-7998.