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'Secret' Right-Wing Facebook Group Plots Organized Anti-Gay Attacks Online

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A Facebook group called Truth4Time whose members include "a Fox News pundit, former employees of Concerned Women for America and The Family Research Council, a prominent member of the American Family Association, long term anti-gay activists, prominent members of the so-called 'ex-gay' movement, a member of a state legislature, college professors from right-wing universities, amembers of a prominent anti-gay marriage equality group, and various religious right talking heads who us bloggers have had to refute many times in the past" is plotting ongoing cyber attacks on the LGBT community and organizes efforts to troll specific pro-gay websites, according to Alvin McEwen at Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters.

Writes McEwen:

Truth4Time is supposed to be a library of anti-gay articles, blogs, and other materials for its members to use in their fight against the supposed "gay agenda." Apparently the group has a large lists of documents which contains anti-gay information (i.e. propaganda) that members are invited to use. The founder says that the group is supposed to be a sort of a "behind the scenes support system for the religious right. He seems to think that he is on some type of divine mission.

A member of the group supplied McEwen with information about its members and warns of "a plan to bombard physicians and school boards with negative and distorted information about the gay community" and "flagging Facebook pro-gay pages multiple times with the intent on getting these pages removed."

More info at his site.

UPDATE: Shortly after being exposed, the group apparently disbanded.

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  1. So that's where Rick and Ratbastard get their information.

    Posted by: endo | Apr 23, 2012 11:47:31 AM


  2. Dirty tactics from "good Christians." In other news, it's Monday.

    Posted by: kpo5 | Apr 23, 2012 11:49:05 AM


  3. Don’t worry. In 20 years 70% of those bigots will be dead due to old age. So let them play their delusional games. They need hope and these are dire times for them. It’s like trying to empty a sea with a spoon; they just don’t realize their fight is already lost.

    Posted by: SayTheTruth | Apr 23, 2012 11:56:51 AM


  4. it's funny - there are the politicians who "don't" believe the bigotry they spout; they just say it because they live and think in the short-term: "i say bigoted things and then bigots like me and then i make money and retire in gated community"

    what's stunning, though, are the people who are actually unaware of how history will view them. people who still seem to think that one day the South Will Rise Again, or something. they're going to have a very unhappy future.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Apr 23, 2012 12:01:56 PM


  5. Is anyone else curious to know more about why Alvin McEwen at Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters does not want to publish the names of this group's members? I'd like to know who are the "ordinary citizens" worthy of protection by their group association with "public figures."

    Posted by: Roger | Apr 23, 2012 12:04:34 PM


  6. I'm curious about that too, Roger. Certainly the "public figures" should be exposed and whether it's a "secret" group or not, Facebook is a public forum so "protecting" those who have joined that group and comment there seems rather arbitrary.

    Sunlight is the best disinfectant.

    Posted by: Caliban | Apr 23, 2012 12:18:10 PM


  7. What does this all tell us, boys and girls?

    Better vote Obama in November. Because make no mistake. These conservatives, and homophobes in general, they don't merely disagree with homosexuality. Oh no. They want to eliminate us. Socially, on the PC, wherever, whenever, however they can. They want us ELIMINATED. And we as a community need to do our part to ensure these people don't get the power they crave. Because if they do so, the first people they're going after are us.

    Posted by: Francis | Apr 23, 2012 12:18:37 PM


  8. In not publishing the names of members, I'm assuming that McEwen is simply being prudent. In December, 2011, a Federal judge in Oregon ruled that bloggers are not journalist, thereby leaving them open to defamation lawsuits. It's quite conceivable that if the names of the group were obtained surreptitiously, as 'through an anonymous source' suggests, McEwen could be deluged with suits. Even a suit w/o merit is an expensive nuisance.

    Posted by: Tim Tondreault | Apr 23, 2012 12:32:42 PM


  9. Couldn't we simply return the favor and flag this group's page repeatedly?

    Posted by: Rob | Apr 23, 2012 12:42:39 PM


  10. Cue Rick.

    Posted by: Mawm | Apr 23, 2012 12:50:28 PM


  11. Flag it.

    Posted by: marc | Apr 23, 2012 12:52:47 PM


  12. I tried looking up the group on FB and couldn't find it. I guess being a secret group keeps it out of the search queue

    Posted by: Grover Underwood | Apr 23, 2012 12:52:51 PM


  13. If no one has seen this, here's a tumbler: http://truth4time.tumblr.com/ containing numerous items which are virulently antigay and manipulative.

    Posted by: adx | Apr 23, 2012 1:13:19 PM


  14. Rob, if we were to flag their page repeatedly they would, no doubt, scream about their free speech rights. That we, "The Gays" are trying to infringe on their right to freedom of speech. It would only encourage them. But I do like the idea from the standpoint that it will also irritate the hell out of them. :)

    Posted by: pastol | Apr 23, 2012 1:22:41 PM


  15. @ADX
    I took a look at that link and all I can say is, well, I don't think a shower will be enough. Maybe walking through a car wash would work.

    It's undeniable that the biblical condemnations of homosexuality hold less water every day. Israeli archeologist are coming forward, nobly, I think, saying that no evidence of Moses or of the Exodus exists, so that downgrades Leviticus to a handbook for shepherds. Jesus never said anything condemning homosexuality and, indeed, may have refused to pass any judgement on male/male relationships through his curing of the Roman centurion's companion. And new, more accurate translations, are even taking the sting out of the writings of St. Paul. But the outrage continues.

    I can only assume that when your enemy becomes the sole focus of your life and energy, you're loath to give it up. It becomes like a drug. I've read that some high ranking Nazis warned of the same issue when the SS was formulating the Final Solution. So we have to be prepared for the madness to continue until these people finally take their hatred to their graves. All we can work toward is ensuring that their power and influence continues to diminish.

    Now, since bf is home early, I think I'll go remind myself what we're fighting for.

    Posted by: Tim Tondreault | Apr 23, 2012 1:37:06 PM


  16. Yay, I'm a "homosexualist"! I was getting all tired of being a plain ole homosexual anyways.

    Posted by: Ernest | Apr 23, 2012 2:25:15 PM


  17. I like when they tell their followers to "refrain from theological debate."

    They have to, because when it comes to "theological debate," their members are unarmed. Just bring up Leviticus chapter 25 or about twenty different verse from the writings of Paul in the New Testament that all promote or justify slavery, then ask them why they shouldn't also be considered slavery-promoters if (when doing their anti-gay song-and-dance) they're running around preaching that the Bible is inerrant.

    Nine times out of ten, they just stammer then "poof" disappear. And the one person who will stick around will just try and divert the subject.

    Heck, it looks like this noxious group has already disbanded, and it didn't even get that far.

    Posted by: bobbyjoe | Apr 23, 2012 3:02:49 PM


  18. They have a tumblr too...

    http://truth4time.tumblr.com/

    Posted by: Nikademus | Apr 23, 2012 6:05:24 PM


  19. Wouldn't a homosexualist be someone purporting to be a homosexual when, in fact, they are not?

    Posted by: D.R.H. | Apr 23, 2012 6:13:12 PM


  20. They seem to be linked to http://www.profamilyfreedom.net

    What a bunch of total idiots. I'd like them to try and explain how they think people they don't know being married is going to affect their families!

    Dumbest people on the planet.

    Posted by: wow these people amaze me | Apr 23, 2012 6:16:41 PM


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