There’s a video that’s up on youtube that Jeremy Sear posted about yesterday. It’s been published by an American group called Focus on the Family, and it is an impressive package of bigotry in the guise of victimisation. The main thrust of the video is that children are being brainwashed into homosexuality in schools, and that this organisation is able to provide support for those parents who object to this. If you can stomach it, the video is here:
The amount of naked homophobia and gross misinformation is truly astounding. And the thing that sickens me the most is exactly how many people (in Australia as well as the US) would wholeheartedly agree with the sentiment behind this despicable anti-gay propaganda. Yes, those of us with a modicum of intelligence, a semi-decent education and the ability to think somewhat critically can see it for the vile hate-mongering that it truly is. But this is exactly the kind of organisation that appeals to people without the time, energy or ability to think critically or even think for themselves at all.
This is exactly the sort of thing that scares the living daylights out of me. Because these organisations are on the rise. Everywhere.