Gen Peter Pace Praised for Calling Homosexuality and Adultery Immoral - Media Should be Neutral
Released on = March 14, 2007, 11:54 am
Press Release Author = David M. Bresnahan
Industry = Government
Press Release Summary = Gay activists have adopted a CSI-style tactic of Censoring, Smearing and Intimidating moral critics like Gen. Peter Pace. The homosexual lobby is fueling a dangerous cultural clash between religious freedom and so-called gay rights.
Press Release Body = Naperville, IL -- In light of the criticisms of Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Peter Pace, USMC, Americans for Truth about Homosexuality (AFTAH) president Peter LaBarbera called on the media to be neutral.
LaBarbera called on the media to not take sides in the culture war over homosexuality, and to cover what he called the gay movement's "CSI" strategy of Censoring, Smearing, and Intimidating critics.
"Gen. Pace gave voice to historic Judeo-Christian beliefs when he said that both homosexual acts and adultery are immoral, yet instantly he was accused of blind prejudice and called a homophobe," LaBarbera said.
"The same activists who denounce name-calling against homosexuals were quick to demonize Gen. Pace -- equating his sincere religious beliefs with hate, prejudice and fear," he said. "Worse, the homosexual lobby is honing its strategy of trying to silence conservatives like Ann Coulter and Dr. Dobson by lobbying the media to drop them as contributors."
The media -- who despise censorship -- should hold gay leaders accountable for trying to silence critics, and more accurately cover the growing clash between religious freedom and gay rights, according to LaBarbera.
Recent victims of homosexual intolerance:
Gen. Pace: Diversity magazine blasted Pace as a "homophobe." The homosexual group Human Rights Campaign (HRC) assailed his "blind prejudice." Does criticizing historically sinful behavior mean that you "fear" homosexuals or make you a bigot?
Ann Coulter: After poking fun at political correctness, GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) and HRC sought to deny Coulter's commentator role on CNBC. GLAAD intoned: "[N]o credible news organization should be associating itself with Coulter." Should GLAAD, which regularly smears Christian groups as "hate" organizations, be denied media time?
Dr. James Dobson: After Dobson criticized homosexual parenting in a Time guest column, GLAAD urged gays to write and ask Time to deny Dobson a platform to spread "misinformation." Usually groups criticize their foes' arguments; GLAAD seeks to silence them altogether.
Matt Barber: Now with CWA, in 2005 Barber was fired from his management position at Allstate Corporation after writing an online article against "gay marriage" -- on his own time.