Is Something Fishy At Focus On The Family? genre: Gaylingual & Hip-Gnosis & Uncivil Unions

The folks at Focus on the Family are out with another video in opposition to same-sex marriage. It's consistent with the new strategy being adopted by religious groups to portray themselves as victims.

The gist of their message is that the passage of gay rights will create prohibitions on free speech and their right to practice their religious beliefs. Never mind that the practice of their religious beliefs often includes working to deny rights to gays. After all, if they say they are the real victims, they must be, right?

This new video is also a play on words that appears to be designed to assail Truth Wins Out (TWO), an organization established to combat the rhetoric of those who are promoting the notion that being gay can be reversed. This propaganda is delivered by a number of groups including Love Won Out, an outreach group established by Focus on the Family, Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays (PFOX), and Exodus.

In the video, Focus on the Family's Stuart Shepard is seen wearing a sign stating "The Truth Always Wins Out". As the video progresses, a number of individuals (with angry faces intended to mimic militant homosexuals?) affix other signs on top of it...demonstrating the assertion that gays are attempting to silence the voice of people of faith.

Anyway, I decided to have some fun with a couple of screen shots from the video and a saying from my Italian heritage, "When a fish rots, it starts from the head". There are a number of versions of the saying, but they all deliver the same message - when an organization, family, club, or any other affiliated group of people lose their way, it starts with the leader.

As you'll see from the graphic, I'm suggesting that there's something "fishy" about Focus on the Family and its leader James Dobson...if you know what I mean. Oh, and lest there be any doubt, TRUTH WINS OUT.

TruthWinsOut.jpg

Comments

1 On June 20, 2008 at 11:38 AM, Ben in Oakland wrote —

This is absolutely fascinating. they are now playing the VICTIMS. Like David Benkof claiming that Evan Wolfson, not the Christian right and their conservative manipulators, caused all the anti gay marriage initiatives to pass.

What they are really saying in their own reality-challenged way is that if gay people are allowed to marry, they will be normalized and no longer seen as outside. then, when the churches rail on and on about gay people, they will seem to most people to be the hate-crazed, sex-obsessed bigots that we have known all along they actually are.

Much like that most people believe the earth is round, so the flat-earthers just don't make any sense to the majority.

don't you just love it when craziness has to see itself, medusa like, in the mirror?

2 On June 20, 2008 at 11:41 AM, ben in oakland wrote —

I forgot to add that this is just one more example of how this is really all aobut how much the very existence of gay people bothes some straight people, and some gay-people-who-wish-they-were-straight-but-they're-not. Somehow, it stops being aobut gay people and marriage and becomes about them!!!!

Like the people who claim that if gay people get married, striaght people will stop getting married, or stop reproducing, or some such nonsense.

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