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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Law...What Law?

  Linda Harvey of Mission America is working hard to earn her zealot badge, interviewing members of religious groups and broadcasting rants on WRFD Christian radio. The primary targets of Ms. Harvey and her guests are gays, kids, and (even better) gay kids. In her big weekend interview, she was honored to host Gary Glenn, head of American Family Association Michigan. The interview with Mike Huckabee's good pal focused on the far right response to gay rights, and Mr. Glenn offered his solution to the gay menace- stop hiring gays:

Glenn: Herman Miller, which is a major employer and corporation in Holland [Michigan], a furniture company, supported this so-called gay rights ordinance on the claim that it allowed them to attract the best and brightest.
Harvey: Here we go, yeah we heard that before.
Glenn: What ridiculous folly to suggest that only those individuals who engage in homosexual behavior given all of its severe medical consequences constitute the best and the brightest. It’s not really bright to engage in behavior that puts you at dramatically higher risk of mental illness and substance abuse and AIDS and cancer and hepatitis, and according to various sources, premature death. So to suggest that engaging in that type of behavior defines someone as the best and brightest, which seems to be the line coming out of corporate America, is just ridiculous.
Harvey: You’re right. And higher rates of domestic violence and unstable relationships. I would not think of a homosexual person as a good employment risk, I just wouldn’t.

  Gary Glenn and Linda Harvey are not just recycling discredited talking points originally produced by SPLC-recognized hate groups such as Exodus and NARTH, but encouraging corporations to violate state and federal laws by discriminating against U.S. citizens. It's not a huge surprise, since the AFA is also a registered hate group, but seldom have 2 of these knuckleheads been so blatant as to suggest business owners break the law for Jesus, let alone on air.

  Only once every generation or so does the political climate become so toxic that religion becomes intertwined with it. It doesn't surprise me that Gary Glenn and his AFA buddies are the darlings of several Republican presidential candidates when we have folks like David Duke considering a run.

  We live in a scary world, people.

  Linda's hate parade continues for nearly one-half hour, and you can listen to it here if you dare.

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