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Chinese Gay Groups, Parents Protest Homophobic Educational Guide

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By:           victor hoff
On:           Sep 5, 2012
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    • jwrappaport
      jwrappaport

      “Words that some have considered discriminatory.” That’s rich. I wasn’t surprised to see this at first, especially given how routinely the PRC openly flouts the rule of law and the basic rights of its people, but then I remembered that I saw a copy of “A Parent’s Guide to Preventing Homosexuality” on display at Barnes and Noble the other week. And then I also remembered that the 700 Club is broadcast on ABC Family. Oh yeah, and how many of our elected leaders, judges, and presidential candidates routinely condemn homosexuality as a moral scourge.

      I can just imagine that scene in Austin Powers where Dr. Evil says to Austin, “We’re not so different, you and I…” (At least with respect to gay rights discourse.)

      Sep 5, 2012 at 2:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ruhlmann
      Ruhlmann

      You’d think they would push non breeding couples with their population problem. Let gay coulpes adopt all those unwanted baby girls. At least their making the correction.

      Sep 5, 2012 at 6:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • streeteditions
      streeteditions

      The fact that this is even being being discussed, much less corrected, is evidence of the PRC entering the world of social reality. But then again, they just removed the word for homosexual from their dictionary! HMMMMMM?

      Sep 5, 2012 at 7:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Neo
      Neo

      @streeteditions: They also removed the words and phrases such as Democracy and Free Will and Human Rights. But the Chinese people are seeing the world and standing up to these monsters.

      Sep 6, 2012 at 9:26 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • nineinchnail
      nineinchnail

      Why should we be surprised that this backward nation with its human rights violation thinks like this?

      Sep 6, 2012 at 12:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hangedman1984
      hangedman1984

      @jwrappaport:
      To be fair to ABCFamily, they only show the 700club because they are contractually obligated to.

      Sep 6, 2012 at 12:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jwrappaport
      jwrappaport

      @hangedman1984: A very fair technical point, but it is not an answer to the substance of my charge, namely, that the discourse on gay rights is often mired in slanderous and fantastically untrue claims that have no place there; and that the institutions that promulgate these claims are little better than those who utter them in the first place. ABC Family (and essentially anyone else who contracts with such TV shows as the 700 Club) is at best a corporate prostitute that allows hate speech to fill the airwaves and likely fall on the ears of those who don’t know better, especially children. I can remember seeing that show on PBS when I was very young. Fortunately, it was as silly to me then as it is now.

      To forestall those who would make a free speech counterargument, I am not advocating that ABC Family (or other similarly situated networks) shouldn’t have free reign over programming (because they should!), but rather that their programming choice in this case is abhorrent, especially given how repugnant it is to the very meaning of the word family. They should be ashamed of themselves and can take little moral comfort in disclaiming the content of their shows.

      Sep 6, 2012 at 1:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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