From the Southern Poverty Law Conference -- October 3, 2011:
Whose Values Are Being Promoted at the Values Voter Summit?
Read the top 10 lies about the LGBT community.
Prominent public figures will be speaking at the Values Voter Summit in our nation’s capital this weekend.
But whose values will they be promoting?
Look at the groups behind the Summit – the Family Research Council (FRC) and the American Family Association (AFA).
Both spread lies designed to demonize the LGBT community.
The FRC claims that gay rights advocates want to “recognize pedophiles as the ‘prophets’ of a new sexual order.” If it had its way, gay sex would be outlawed.
The AFA says that gay people orchestrated the Holocaust and were responsible for the killing of six million Jews.
Both groups promote the dangerous and discredited practice of “reparative therapy” – the idea that gay men and lesbians can be "cured" of their sexual orientation.
Lies have consequences. They create a climate of hate and violence against the LGBT community.
Just whose values are these?
If public figures continue to lend their names to groups like the FRC and the AFA, things won’t get better – they’ll get much worse.
Tell the public figures you know to stop associating with groups that promote bigotry.
Show your values by adding your name to the Stand Strong Against Hate map.