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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.

Writes the IFI's lead hater Laurie Higgins: Higgins

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:

Ifi 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.

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  1. @Merlindbear ::

    I was there as well in 1996 .. and I have heard John Lewis (D-GA) and many other contemporaries of Martin Luther King dispel this notion.

    Here is a link to the Coretta Scott King at the 1996 Atlanta Gay Pride::

    Posted by: Chapeau | Jan 17, 2011 9:17:30 PM

  2. 1. The is right...what does being gay have to with being BLACK...the ORIGINAL race on the planet AND the most predominate race. (( THIS IS TRUE PEOPLE!!)) the US does want you to know that....whites make up globally ONLY %3 of the world.
    2. But ALL people deserve the right to live in love...peace...harmony and with full rights!!
    YOu cannot equate the two...and people will continue to point this out...

    Posted by: shannon | Jan 18, 2011 1:07:55 AM

  3. what if you're gay and black. they talk about gays and blacks like it's impossible to be both. civil rights are civil rights. it's people not wanting to be treated differently than others.

    Posted by: mike | Jan 18, 2011 1:17:35 AM

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