The dubiously named Human Rights Campaign is the world’s largest LGBT lobbyist organization. Wherever there’s a story about gay rights, you can be sure you’ll see their weaselly fingerprints on it in some form or fashion. But according to Pastor Scott Lively of Abiding Truth Ministries, their latest onslaught of propaganda has gone too far. Lively claims that “HRC has targeted me for murder.”
He may have a point. While HRC has certainly not endangered their funding with a blatant call for violence, they have targeted Lively and others for their willingness to spread the pro-family message overseas. And the way they’ve gone about it represents the absolutely worst of fear-driven politics. With a series of videos called “The Export of Hate,” HRC is looking to recruit like-minded individuals who will pledge their money, their time, and maybe their insanity to helping the cause.
Lively says they’ve definitely attracted some nutjobs. He published two death threats he received as a result of the videos, one of which said in part, “let him know we are waiting for a moment when he is alone. then we will take him to the woods, rip out his throat and show him videos from youtube where he has caused misery and suffering to the gay people of the world. then we will put a hungry rat into his throat and film it on youtube. time is coming soon.”
But that’s the kind of fanatic you draw in when you launch an irresponsible, personal attack campaign against Christian missionaries. You see, groups like HRC aren’t content with anything as moderate as “tolerance” anymore. Despite the misleading equals sign in their logo, they want what feminists want: a kind of larger equality that puts gays, lesbians, and transgendered individuals on an untouchable pedestal. They don’t want to live side by side with pro-family Christians, each of them agreeing to disagree. They want to destroy any remnant of conservatism. In this goal, they are succeeding wildly.
Their use of the moniker “human rights” is beyond laughable. Gays have had equal rights under the law in America for as long as anyone working for HRC has been alive. Does that free them from discrimination? No, because contrary to what liberals want you to think, you can’t legislate personal disgust. You can’t legislate what people choose to believe. Well, not yet, anyway. But HRC and their ilk have managed to legislate the most obvious forms of discrimination, and municipalities have been all-too-willing to succumb to their pressure. Consider the growing number of cases where Christian business owners have been forced into submission after refusing to cater to one gay couple or another.
Two years ago, a man named Floyd Lee Corkins shot up the offices of the Family Research Council, hoping to kill as many people as he could. He was inspired, he later said, by seeing the FRC on a list of “hate groups” collected by the absurdly liberal Southern Poverty Law Center. When so-called “rights groups” cater to extremists, extremism is what they get. Human Rights Campaign should consider that before filming their next video.