Eliminate Hate Campaign Targets Religious-Right Anti-LGBT Hate Groups
A number of LGBT advocacy groups have come together for a campaign to brand religious rights organizations as hate groups.
The Eliminate Hate Campaign includes the National Center for Transgender Equality, The National LGBTQ Task Force, SoulForce, The Equality Federation and The Matthew Shepard Foundation.
Judy Shepard, president of the foundation and the mother of Matthew Shepard, said: “I have seen first hand what can happen as a result of hate and how it feels to have the hate and discrimination that people face dismissed or denied.”
— Justin Gibson (@JGibsonDem) April 14, 2017
The murder of her gay son in 1998 led to the first federal hate crime act protecting LGBT Americans. The Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Act expands the 1969 United States federal hate crime law to include crimes motivated by a victim’s actual or perceived gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.
However, the targeted religious right organizations have claimed that the Eliminate Hate Campaign is trying to silence them.
Peter Sprigg, the asshole to your right and spokesman for dipshits the Family Research Council, said that transgender people should not be protected because “it’s really not possible for a person to change their sex.”
Greg Scott, the dickhead spokesperson for Christian litigation group Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) had a hissy fit, noting in a statement that he “doesn’t have time to respond to organizations who do nothing more than call names, create division and incite violence across the country in order to raise money.”
The campaign has issued 10 illuminating facts about the ADF. These include the claim that Matthew Shepard’s murder was a hoax and the conspiracy theory that a “gay agenda” is aiming to kill of Christianity.
The Eliminate Hate campaign has issued two reports exposing how the media covers hate groups and how public schools nationwide are being targeted by the ADF.
Watch The Terrifying, True Story Of The Right-Wing Group Pushing Anti-LGBT Bills below.