crossposted on Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters
No matter how much members of the religious right claim that they “love” the lgbt community, their actions reveal them to be unprincipled liars.
Take, for example, the latest purveyor of the “we stand against homosexuals because we love them” meme, John-Henry Westen of the right-wing LifeSite News:
“They're not opposed out of any kind of hatred or animosity. In fact, they're opposed out of love,” Westen contends. “Christians care enough about those men and women who are in these destructive lifestyles to tell them that it's hurtful — and it is hurtful. God designed us so that a man and a woman fit together in complimentarity.”
You know what is more harmful? Lies pushed to make it seem that homosexuality is a “deadly lifestyle.”
Which, according to one of my facebook friends, Wendy Equal Leigh, is what Lifesite peddles.
She pointed out to me a recent article pushed by the online publication:
75% of sexually active homosexuals are carrying Human Papiloma Virus, study suggests
Preliminary results from a Spanish study of sexually-active homosexuals indicates that seventy-five percent are carrying the Human Papiloma Virus (HPV), according to a report by Europa Press.
Sounds terrible doesn't it? Except for two things:
1. Lifesite News fails to give a link to the study, which can be argued as not a big deal. But the second point can't.
2. Lifesite News went into detail about the study. I highlighted the important part:
The study, which is seeking to follow sexually active homosexuals who normally use condoms, has so far followed 40 subjects over a period of several months, and has arrived at a preliminary figure of 75 percent HPV infection.
Just how in the world can a study which only looked at 40 subjects be used to make a generalization about all gay men? You see that's why its important for there to be a link to the original study. It could be that Lifesite News is distorting this study to make a conclusion that doesn't even exist.
Based on its past track record (see related posts below), it's not a farfetched conclusion to make about this publication.
If lying on the lgbt community is the type of love Westen pushes, I would hate to see his definition of hate.