Titled an "editorial", it repeats almost verbatim the talking-points of the TVC, the Traditional Values Coalition, one of the many recognised professional hate-groups like the Aryan Nation or the Ku Klux Klan.
I left a few choice comments. How could I not, when an editorial states quite openly:
Discrimination is necessary
Especially when they're talking not about discrimination as evaluation, but discrimination as persecution.
Lafferty: Employment Bill Threatens Easy House Schedule
Not quite verbatim - the editor re-phrased it - but the same talking-points.
The news magazine that published it has since stated that they weren't aware that the TVC was listed as a Hate Group - that they'd just done the equivalent of publishing as fact a press release by the American Nazi Party - also on the Hate Group list.
And a rebuttal, in the same tone, in the same magazine:
Weiss: ENDA Offers Jobs Protection
This is what the TVC says about the definition of "sexual orientation" in ENDA. From their own website:
In the next few weeks, President Obama, Speaker Pelosi, and their homosexual and transgender allies will attempt to ram through the so-called Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).Just to make absolutely certain that Ms Lafferty is deeply involved in, and even obsessed by, such matters, here's what she says amongst friends at Liberty University:
What you may not know is that ENDA normalizes and provides special federal protection for 30+ bizarre sexual orientations listed by the American Psychiatric Association – the so-called “Dirty 30.” These 30+ fetishes include behaviors that are felonies or misdemeanors in most states.
ENDA’s “Dirty 30” includes such bizarre criminal acts as incest, pedophilia, prostitution, beastiality, and cross-dressing. If we don’t act today, Obama and Pelosi will normalize these disorders by federal law on April 21!
Lafferty: What are those "isms" and "philias"? You can be aroused by stumps of amputees. And we brought that up during the hate crimes thing because what if you have an employee working at the VA and someone has just come back from Iraq and they have this orientation. You can't fire them. What about the family that's upset that they've been aroused by their family member? It's disgusting. And it's tragic for the victim.Yes, she's actually saying that passage of ENDA will cause amputee veterans to be molested.
Um, men that want to rub their bodies up and down women. That's on the list, that might become a protected class.
Fecal matter. Their involvement with fecal matter. Or urine. Transvestism. The list goes on, I'm not naming all of them. Children. Animals. And so we really need to draw a line in the sand.
This is what the Act actually says:
(9) SEXUAL ORIENTATION- The term `sexual orientation' means homosexuality, heterosexuality, or bisexuality.That's what makes them a "hate group". They lie, quite blatantly and deliberately, to try to vilify a particular part of society. They spew lies and distortions so rapidly that one can't keep up - expose one and five more take its place.
But maybe they are merely ignorant. Maybe just lazy. Maybe they haven't read the bill, they're just mistaken. Except.. there's also a link from that article in their website, to another article, also on their website. Which states, in part:
ENDA describes “sexual orientation” as homosexuality, bisexuality and heterosexuality...It's not ignorance. It's malicious and deliberate lying. It's what they do, and trust that if they just repeat the lies loudly enough an often enough, even mainstream newspapers will publish their lies, as they're so often too busy to check them. Or, as with the Washington Times, omitting the more bizarre claims so as to seem more credible.