December 27, 2004

Concerned Women for America

Filed under: Random Stuff — Bob Gifford @ 3:03 pm

The LA Times ran a below-the-fold front page story on Concerned Women for America, an extremely conservative organization run by Beverly LaHaye, wife of Tim LaHaye, the author of the “Left Behind” series. One excerpt caught my eye:

The organization also has been a leader in the attack on “Kinsey,” the movie about the life of sex-research pioneer Alfred C. Kinsey. The “ultimate goal” of Kinsey and his followers, the group’s website says, has been “to normalize pedophilia, or ‘adult-child sex.’ ”

In the group’s view, Kinsey and the movie reflect much of what is deplorable in contemporary American life.

“The agenda of the left is to make religion strictly private and pornography public,” [Robert] Knight [director of CWFA’s in-house think tank] said. “And the people behind this agenda, more often than not, are homosexual activists.”

I have been feeling that there is too great a focus on gay rights to the exclusion of other areas of concern to Christians, say, homelessness, hunger, war and disease. But it’s statements like those above that show that gay rights is the current front in the fight against prejudice and hatred. While I commented recently that conservative language against gays is reminiscent of the segregationist language of the past, this quote sounds eerily like the anti-Semitic language regarding the supposed Jewish control of world finance or the media. Apparently the CWFA thinks that the courts’ legal decisions regarding the Establishment Clause and free speech rights vis-a-vis pornography are all engineered by a conspiracy of homosexual activists bent on making the world safe for pedophilia.

Once again, the reason conservatives are accused of being bigoted towards gays is because they sound bigoted.

4 Comments

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  2. Groups like CWA are truly deplorable. Their rhetoric is angry, ideological, and certainly more
    in line with the practice of civil religion than anything remotely mirroring the teachings of
    Christ.

    I think it’s telling that so many of these right-wing hate groups (masquerading as xianity) have
    little or no information about contributing to the victims of the tsunami in SE Asia (or for that
    matter, the Iraqi victims of American bombs!).

    Interesting article posted at Working for Change on this issue; http://www.workingforchange.com/article.cfm?itemid=18309

    Comment by Jim — January 1, 2005 @ 8:07 am

  3. Groups like CWA are truly deplorable. Their rhetoric is angry, ideological, and certainly more
    in line with the practice of civil religion than anything remotely mirroring the teachings of
    Christ.

    The Eschatologists do have one thing right. These ARE the End Times. And the Anti-Christ *IS* among us. He has hijacked Christianity (and Islam) to spread hatred, death, and chaos. True Believers believe in love, peace, and forgiveness. And they’re called “unpatriotic”, “not REAL Christians”, and they are told that they “hate America.”

    Comment by Osama_Been_Forgotten — January 4, 2005 @ 11:36 am

  4. Comment by Anonymous — May 29, 2005 @ 9:34 am

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