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NC Family Values Magazine: Gays Are Murdering Heterosexual Marriage

 

The North Carolina Family Policy Council has put out the Winter 2012 edition of Family North Carolina, its highly anticipated quarterly publication. And just in time for the holidays it trots out the good ol’ crosshairs imagery that’s worked so well for Republicans in the past.

To be fair, their mixed metaphor doesn’t just single out the gays as murderers of traditional marriages. It singles out the gays and everyone who supports them! You see, the sniper rifle is in the hands of “society.” Straight couples are victims!

The article comes as the National Organization for Marriage teams up with the NCFPC and other state anti-gay groups to sway public opinion in support of a ballot amendment that bans same-sex marriage in NC, sponsored by the late Sen. James Forrester.)

We sat down and read the article, so as not to judge a book by its cover. It begins:

One cursory look across the moral landscape of American culture would inform even the most casual of observers that ‘progress’ is perhaps the greatest threat to society. Women are allowed to kill their unborn children, the Ten Commandments are prohibited from hanging on courtroom walls, and now the debate rages as to whether marriage—one of the oldest, most sacred institutions known to mankind—is really only for one man and one woman.

Apparently the important parts of “progress” to focus on aren’t advances in medical technology, equal rights for  oppressed groups or overwhelmingly better standards of living.

No, we must focus on abortion, Abortion-scary-pic displays of religion in public places and whether same-sex people who want to make a commitment to each other can have the same rights as a man and a woman who choose to do.

Priorities, people! North Carolina psychologists have them. North Carolina “family values” groups do not.

Skimming through the same issue, we also found another other ridiculous headline-photo combination, this one aimed at pro-choice advocates (at right).

Seriously, who the hell is their art director?

Source: Good As You. Image via North Carolina Family Policy Council

By:           Evan Mulvihill
On:           Dec 28, 2011
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  • 28 Comments
    • Chris Lines
      Chris Lines

      You mean like the GOP majority leader in Minnesota who had the affair with a staff person? Or like Newt’s many affairs and marriages . . . shall I go on?

      Dec 28, 2011 at 1:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Hyhybt
      Hyhybt

      I kinda like the second image. Of course, those producing them *are* the snake :)

      Dec 28, 2011 at 2:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Brad
      Brad

      Heterosexuals have carried the mantle of marriage for thousands of years or since the dawn of creation (their conclusion, not mine), and with it they have produced children out of wedlock and very high divorce rates, among others. Suffice it to say, the real damage to the institution of marriage is created by none other than heterosexuals themselves. They will never grasp this point, or explain why King David, the most revered of biblical heroes, had many wives and procreated with concubines.

      They never learn.

      Dec 28, 2011 at 2:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CBRad
      CBRad

      Again, who cares about North Carolina ?! Land of the dimwits.

      Dec 28, 2011 at 2:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mike
      Mike

      @CBRad: Would that include every other Southern state too? Get the hell out of here with that claptrap bullshit. I’m a Southerner and I bet my ass and my bottom dollar that I’m probably smarter than you.

      Dec 28, 2011 at 2:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CBRad
      CBRad

      @Mike: No, it’s just North Carolina.

      Dec 28, 2011 at 2:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • bridget
      bridget

      @CBRad: I live in NC and am very insulted by your comments. We are not dimwits. I know myself and lots of others that are heterosexual and fight for rights for the LGBT community on a regular basis. It is ridiculous of you to A) pass judgement and B) stereo type all residents of NC. Have you not learned that being this way is unacceptable period?!

      Dec 28, 2011 at 3:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CBRad
      CBRad

      @bridget: Come on, Bridget. I mean…John Edwards…?? It seems like a large percentage of horrible people from NC make the news, and nothing good since the Wright Brothers flight. And they were from Ohio.

      Dec 28, 2011 at 3:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      Funny how they claim to want to protect marriage and yet do not advocating making it more difficult to get a divorce…not even outlawing it, but just making it a little more difficult. AND they don’t advocate allowing adultery to be used to get a more favorable divorce settlement.

      Gee, if you love marriage vows and think they are sacred, then why wouldn’t you want the person who broke those vows to get less in the divorce settlement? Oh that’s right, because you DON’t really care about marriage, you just hate gays and this is a way for you to attack them.

      Dec 28, 2011 at 3:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mike
      Mike

      @CBRad: You must be from South Carolina. ;)

      Dec 28, 2011 at 3:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CBRad
      CBRad

      @Mike: I’m not. But it would be fine if I was.

      Dec 28, 2011 at 3:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • marcus
      marcus

      Well I guess when all those closet husbands come out and reveal they like dick, well then yes. hee hee

      Dec 28, 2011 at 4:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • kennydoll
      kennydoll

      Schwarzenegger, Anthony Weiner, The Clintons, John Edwards, South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford, Eliot Spitzer, Senator Larry Craig, Governor Jim McGreevey, Lyndon B. Johnson, John F. Kennedy, Newt Gingrich…

      Dec 28, 2011 at 4:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Steve
      Steve

      Would it be impossible to get a class action libel suit going? Making a statement is one thing, but making a false statement that also stirs up images of violence… I feel that crosses the line. And these people think they’re moral.

      Dec 28, 2011 at 5:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • erasure25
      erasure25

      Parts of NC have the highest concentration of Ph.D’s anywhere in the USA. I believe this due to the many government and defense jobs in places like Research Triangle (Raleigh-Durham). So I would not call NC a “dimwit” state.

      Dec 28, 2011 at 8:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CBRad
      CBRad

      @erasure25: The Triangle ! ha ha ! Yeah, where Mike Nifong and Crystal Mangum are the King and Queen. And New Black Panthers threaten to burn down houses of the falsely-accused and gay activists join with them (even though the New Black Panthers want Shariah Law imposed on gays, but…..all those self-hating white NC gays still want them as allies). Then there’s Eve Carson’s murderers. Nothing but dimwits. Any Ph.D s given out in NC were just for showing up to class.

      Dec 28, 2011 at 8:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Toferdavid
      Toferdavid

      I have found that people in North Carolina are slow, certainly not dimwits.

      Dec 28, 2011 at 9:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CBRad
      CBRad

      @Toferdavid: Quinn Matney was ceratinly a dimwit, thinking his fake “gaybashing” would work.

      Dec 28, 2011 at 9:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Toferdavid
      Toferdavid

      Well, you know, I can only speak from my first-hand experience. I don’t even know half these people.

      Dec 28, 2011 at 9:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CBRad
      CBRad

      @Toferdavid: I understand. I know a bit more about that place, I guess. Those are the people that state’s most known for. I’m really trying to think of anybody from there who’s actually not a horror…ugh…there’s probaby somebody.. (Then of course there’s the charming Bishop Eddie Long, born raised and educated there..)

      Dec 28, 2011 at 9:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Katlyn
      Katlyn

      @CBRad I am from North Carolina and I am gay, so I care about this. It may be true that the majority of famous politicians from North Carolina are probably famous for all the wrong reasons, or that a majority of North Carolinians are right-winged republicans. I could go look up some fact or throw some name out, but I don’t want to do that, it’s not really the point that I want to make with this. The majority of North Carolina is deciding on minorities rights and you’re saying it doesn’t matter because we’re all “dimwits?” I don’t know why you hold these prejudices, I could even see why someone would have these misconceptions, but it does not make them right. Prejudice of any kind is not right, which is something that we’re trying to put a stop to in North Carolina and we’re trying to help everyone within the state progress forward. I am a North Carolinian, I was born here and I’ve lived here for the past 19 years of my life. We are complete strangers, but yet you judge and generalize me along with every other resident that you refer to. You may be right in some of your assumptions, but I’m pretty sure “dimwits” can be found anywhere, in any state. Simply condemning a state because we don’t have an awesome track record is unfair to everyone that will be affected by the upcoming vote on Amendment One. Let me close with a quote by Pastor Niemoller:

      First they came for the Jews and I did not speak out because I was not a Jew.

      Then they came for the Communists and I did not speak out because I was not a Communist.

      Then they came for the trade unionists and I did not speak out because I was not a trade unionist.

      Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak out for me.

      If you don’t care, or if no one cares, who will be there to care for you in your time of need? Right now, this is North Carolina’s time of need and we need all of the support that we can get to insure that we’re not a state where we’re stuck in a cycle of history repeating itself over and over. I want to make my state a better state and I would like to help anyone make their state a better one, or at least encourage them in their efforts.

      Also: constructive criticisms goes a lot further than outright negativity and name calling.. some food for thought for EVERYONE posting on this. Let’s keep it a conversation/debate, not an argument.

      Dec 29, 2011 at 1:00 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CBRad
      CBRad

      @Katlyn: “First they came..” blah blah Then you should have remembered that when your gay activists were marching outside the Duke lacrosse house holding “Castrate” signs and joining (homophobe) Victoria Peterson as she screamed to “Burn it down!!” Going after innocent people. And don’t even get me started on your wicked icon Alan Gurganus.

      Dec 29, 2011 at 1:04 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Katlyn
      Katlyn

      @CBRad They’re not “my gay” anythings. I don’t own them, I don’t know them and I’m fairly sure neither of us know enough about that situation in particular to make comments. Just because I’m gay doesn’t mean I approve (not that I’m saying I approve or disapprove) of what they did and it doesn’t mean I was there with them. Once again Mr. “Rad,” you’re generalizing. Heterosexuals do awful things, I’m not saying that you should have thought twice before they did -insert awful thing that a heterosexual has done here-. And I’m curious, just how is Alan Gurganus “wicked?” I’m sure you have some great insight into this.

      Dec 29, 2011 at 1:42 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CBRad
      CBRad

      @Katlyn: Alan Gurganus wrote the op ed for the NY Times in April 2006 about how the Duke lacrosse guys were so guilty of raping and abusing that poor black mother. It was such a creepy article, too, because his sexual desire for those guys was so totally rearing its head (him lisping over their “ambercrom-bah appeal”), even with his obvious hatred for young hetero white male athletes. Needless to say, we know how that definitive North Carolina story turned out. In spite of the Times now trying to hide from it, and Gurganus crawling under his bed to hide from it, it can still be found online. So your literary hero is nothing but a dishonest creep (and I doubt he’s visting that “poor mother” in prison, nor has written on the Eve Carson case).

      Dec 29, 2011 at 2:05 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CBRad
      CBRad

      http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9C07E2D61130F93AA35757C0A9609C8B63&pagewanted=all Anyone can read this work of evil fiction is you want to see what NC considers literature.

      Dec 29, 2011 at 2:13 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Katlyn
      Katlyn

      @CBRad “his sexual desire for those guys was so totally rearing its head (him lisping over their “ambercrom-bah appeal”), even with his obvious hatred for young hetero white male athletes.” And with that, you just made anything that you said before or will say in the future worthless. I bid you adieu.

      Dec 29, 2011 at 2:15 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CBRad
      CBRad

      @Katlyn: run and hide, then (like your Allan)

      Dec 29, 2011 at 2:17 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Katlyn
      Katlyn

      Will do! :)

      Dec 29, 2011 at 2:30 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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