IL Hate Group's MLK Day Message: Civil Rights are Not Gay Rights
The Illinois Family Institute, which has been designated a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center and has ties to fellow hate groups the Family Research Council and the Alliance Defense Fund, issued a press release on the eve of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, denouncing LGBT rights.
For years, homosexual activists and their allies have manufactured and exploited an absurd and offensive analogy between homosexuality and race in order to advance their moral and political agenda. Homosexualists use the heroic battle to end racial discrimination as a Trojan Horse to eradicate moral judgments about homosexual conduct. All civilized persons -- particularly African-Americans -- should be outraged. Regarding this analogy, homosexualists have no ethical commitments to either logic or evidence, and they have no regard for the black family in America that already experiences tremendous struggles
Of course the group's vitriol is based on the lie that homosexuality is a choice:
If our elected leaders truly hold as ignorant an understanding of the nature of homosexuality as evidenced in these statements, then they don't deserve their positions. These statements reveal the utterly foolish, erroneous, and offensive idea that homosexuality is equivalent in nature to race. There is no evidence or justification to warrant such an analogy.
Race or skin color is 100 percent heritable, absolutely immutable and carries no behavioral implications whatsoever. Homosexuality, on the other hand, is defined by desire and voluntary sexual acts that are open to moral assessment. There is no research proving that homosexuality is immutable or biologically determined. In addition, homosexuality carries inherent behavioral implications that all societies throughout history have deemed immoral.
Homosexual activists and their allies are advancing their subversive moral and political goals by hijacking the rhetoric of the Civil Rights Movement and Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy. They seek to intimidate philosophical conservatives into silence by associating them with racism and bigotry. Volitional homosexual acts are not equivalent to race. And morals beliefs regarding volitional homosexual conduct are not equivalent to racism.
A hate group tell the truth? Hate groups can't deal with the truth.