A Bigot is; one who regards or treats the members of a group with hatred and intolerance, as defined by Merriam Webster.
Scott Lively is a self proclaimed expert on the "Gay Agenda". In his 2009 seminar in Uganda he claims the Gay Agenda is to make pedophilia legal worldwide. He also claimed Gay's were out to destroy traditional families'. The fear that this is true, has driven the Representatives of Uganda to create the infamous "Kill the Gay's" bill. Since 2009, many Gay men in that Country have been beaten to death. When interviewed, many Ugandans believe that Gay's should be hung or put to death in other ways. The power of hatred and fear has worked well in Uganda.
Scott Lively states that there is nothing that makes a person Gay. No gene, no out of balance hormone's, etc. Yet he claims in his book "The Pink Swastika", that the cruelty of the Nazi Party all stemmed from the "Gay's". So if there is nothing that makes a man gay, then what makes these same men evil? Scott introduces himself as a man on a mission. Many, many years ago he explains, there was 4 year old boy molested by a Gay man. This is Scott's driving force. Most, believe that this 4 year old was Scott himself, which would explain his fear and hatred of the Gay community.
Social Scientists have proven that the majority of pedophiles are heterosexual, yet Gay's are the only ones targeted by many Religious and Youth Leaders. The Pope has banned Gay's from serving as Priests . The Boy Scouts of America have banned Gay's from being either Scout Masters, or Boy Scouts. This banning would lead many to believe that all Gay's are pedophiles. What of heterosexual pedophiles? The world seems to be focusing on a small group, and implying they are the whole problem.
A flawed study by Mark Regnerus points out one sad fact. Out of 15,000 adult children taking his survey, 14,645 of which grew up in "normal" families, 8% reported having been molested. That is a staggering 1,172 children reported being molested by straight parents. Out of the rest of the group (345 in gay families), only 92 were molested. I call the study flawed due to the fact that to be considered as "growing up in a Gay Family", all it took was for one parent to have had just one, same sex encounter at some point in their life. It could have happened when the parent was a teen, or at any other time in the parent's life. Also, in the 92 cases of sex abuse, it didn't state which parent was the sex offending parent , the straight parent or the Gay parent. Some Religious factions point to this study as scientific proof that Gay's should not be allowed to raise children.
When a person looks at this study and chooses to see only one small part as the whole problem, is this person acting of sound mind? Shouldn't the Religious Factions who claim that "Gay's" are the only cause of children being molested be considered guilty of hate speech? "Hate speech" is defined as " a communication that carries no meaning other than the expression of hatred for some group ", as written by USLegal.com. Religious Factions like The Abiding Truth Ministries, and The American Family Association, er.al are trying to lead people to believe that only Gay's are molesting children. Since this is not true, should we not consider this "hate speech"?
Children growing up with Gay parents today face many challenges and hardships--hardships brought on by their peers because of the style of family in which they are being raised. Undereducated children are bullying them for being different. So to take care of this problem many believe we should just not allow Gays to be parents. When the hardships put on children are caused by other children, is giving in to others hatred and fear really the best way to go?
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I believe in God. I believe in America. I believe in Freedom of Speech. I also believe Charity is about helping others, and NOT about spreading hate. I propose a law that restricts hate groups from having a 501c3 charity status. This law is not about limiting free speech, but about re-defining what is a tax deductible Charity.
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