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Wayne Besen Responds To Right's Bill O'Reilly Protest: 'It Is Rich'

BesenWayneWayne Besen's response to the right's crusade against Fox News and Bill O'Reilly for booking the LGBT activist is worth a read or two.

In it, Besen skillfully and calmly picks apart the argument that Besen's "demonizing" the conservative movement and that he's inciting violence.

"It was quite revealing that these activists would falsely accuse me of “demonizing conservative organizations and individuals” while asking their supporters to write to them at the e-mail address:," Besen writes, reminding readers that 666 is, to some, a sign of the beast. The implication is that Besen, or at least his inbox, is associated with Satan.

He goes on: "The [conservative group's] press release ends with the signers saying: 'words have consequences. Yes, they do. And Besen’s may lead to violence.' There appears to be a serious disconnect when these activists make such unverifiable claims but are unable to comprehend that equating LGBT advocates with the devil might place them and their families at an elevated risk."

Besen also says "it is rich to see these alleged defenders of liberty and freedom begging FOX to censor a point of view in which they find objectionable" and thanks Bill O'Reilly for his support. Even though the men don't always agree, Besen says their discussions are always rational and respectful.

I’d like to thank Bill O’Reilly and his producers for ignoring these fringe elements. Bill has invited me on periodically as a guest for more than a decade. While Bill and I have rarely agreed on the air, our exchanges have consistently been reasonable, rational, and respectful. Perhaps, this is why I have been invited back time and again.

I applaud Bill and his staff for thinking for themselves and not being intimidated by activists who are well known for an ignoble history of indecency and intolerance. A motley crew that has sullied the nation’s discourse and lowered the tenor of the debate in America.

Incredible. Read the rest at Truth Wins Out.

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  1. This is a MUST READ. It names the names, attaches faces and quotes to the names. It tells us who they are, what they look like and what they say about us. Great information we need access to now...and in the future when the real stuff hits the fan. If we ever needed a hit list...this would be it. Of course, I'm not advocating violence but you know how dangerous these people are to our families and loved ones. Sound familiar???

    Posted by: PAUL B. | Aug 23, 2012 6:01:46 PM

  2. Shocking really. I mean, in the last ten years, how many gays have been incited by pro-equality speeches to go out and slaughter a Christian? Maybe one, unfortunately.
    And how many Christians have been incited by anti-equality speeches to go out and slaughter a gay? Dozens, maybe?

    Posted by: Stolidog | Aug 23, 2012 7:09:37 PM

  3. Unfortunately logic rarely succeeds in countering stuff like these 'good 'Christian' folk' retch up. For logic has nothing to do with it...

    Posted by: cbhermey | Aug 23, 2012 8:32:35 PM

  4. Kudos to Fat Bill for actually having a Fair and Balanced discussion.

    Posted by: Sam Molloy | Aug 24, 2012 1:14:07 PM

  5. Well, Besen can be Bill's whipping boy anytime, I suppose.

    Posted by: anon | Aug 24, 2012 1:56:33 PM

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