Focus on the Family is most certainly a hate group. It's an organization that teaches and encourages not only ill will, but the social outcasting of homosexuals. It exists entirely to indoctrinate children into a worldview that, in all reality, has nothing to do with Christianity. It's a social-political view pushed by a hate group that shrouds itself in a facade of Christianity, just like the KKK. Their challenge to anti-bullying legislation ought to be enough to tell you that, ya dingbat.
I don’t intend to defend Focus on the Family, because I know they make mistakes and they can have a more positive approach.
But from what I know and understand, they are far from what you assert. They do not call for social outcasting of homosexual (please back up your claims). It is a social-political view, no doubt, but it is based faithfully and entirely within ideological teaching of Christianity.
Partial mission statement - “nurturing and defending the God-ordained institution of the family and promoting biblical truths worldwide.”
Here, go to FoF’s page and without using the search tool, find the “anti-gay” bashing. Weird, this “hate” group doesn’t have it anywhere prominently. Hmm… try clicking “social issues.” Oh yes, there it is buried under “Defending your values.” FoF isn’t about being anti-gay it is about being Pro-Family first and allowing for children within their families to be given the option to be taught both side of the coin.
Your ascertain that it is “like the KKK” is stupid and foolish. The KKK’s primary purpose is “White Supremacy” which is entirely unchristian, therefore making any claims of christian association are automatically and fully ridiculous.
That is like calling myself a True Bruin (UCLA) through and through - as i sit in the USC student section with Cardinal and gold colors throwing up “V’s” and yelling “Beat the Bruins.”
Their challenge to the “anti-bullying” campaign has nothing to do with hate, and everything to do with the simply fact that that campaign is being used as a way for the “pro-gay agenda” to be pushed on every facet of society. Its so easy to ostracize anything that opposes the anti-bullying campaign (which you have shown here) so they should make their reasons clear and concise…
Oh wait they did
“We feel more and more that activists are being deceptive in using anti-bullying rhetoric to introduce their viewpoints, while the viewpoint of Christian students and parents are increasingly belittled,” Cushman told the Post.
But You are going to ignore that because it makes it conveniently easy to place it as “hateful.”
In my opinion, FOF strategy here is dumb because it makes itself look bad. I disagree with their approach, they make themselves looked paranoid, but there is no denying that the anti-bullying campaign IS indeed hijacked to push an agenda.
Im sure you disagree, so please, return with facts proving the accuracy of their “hate” listing.
Oh and I totally appreciate the name calling. Classy touch.
First off, the phrase "gay agenda" or "pro-gay agenda," is a phrase used exclusively by bigots. It implies, among other things, that the acceptance of homosexuals' open existence within society ought not be tolerated. Despite the consensus of all medical research and the entirety of the field of psychology, FotF still refers to homosexuality as a fault or a disease of some sort with no actual evidence, just their religiously themed hate. Check out this quote from their website "It is more important for parents to lovingly, calmly but confidently steer fem-boys into more masculine directions." Their denial of anything outside of cisgendered, heterosexual, traditional gender roles is an attempt to manipulate their followers into an insular community that discriminates against outsiders and non-conformists.
Focus on the Family's statements, advice to parents, publications and especially actions make incredibly clear their vision. Conform, submit, hide yourself. They directly encourage parents to manipulate their children into pretending they are a straight and cisgendered whether or not they are. It's suppression. Not only does it teach young, gay or trans individuals there is something wrong with them and teach their parents there is something wrong, but by doing so, it fosters an environment of ire toward those individuals. Human beings are compelled to teach others who are wrong that they are wrong and when wrong individuals refuse to change their wrong ways, the rhetoric and actions escalate. Look at the images of the first black students going to a school that had to be forcibly integrated in the south. The outrage seen on behalf of the white people, the vile disgust was strong enough to require the national guard. This is a taught behavior. Their society taught them not to accept integration. Their beliefs were that this was morally wrong. Focus on the Family uses the same tactics now. They are a hate group and if you can't see that, I suggest you take your blinders off.