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MN Right Wing Group Wants To Add “P’ To LGBT—For Pedophilia

Minnesota Child Protection LeagueThe great thing about the radical right is just when you think they can’t get any more ridiculous, they prove you wrong. Take the case of the Minnesota Child Protection League (MCPL). Based on its name, the group members probably think that they are superheroes, but in fact they are comic relief, with a dangerous twist.

MCPL might better be called the Minnesota Bully Protection League. It is adamant in its opposition to the Safe and Supportive Minnesota Schools Act, a bill that would beef up the state’s pitiful 37-word bullying statute, one of the weakest in the nation. The measure would define bullying, the groups protected against it, and steps that schools must take when a bullying incident takes place. That’s the reality.

Then there’s the world according to MCPL spokeswoman Barb Anderson, who also heads the Parent Action League, an outfit that the Southern Poverty Law Center has designated as a hate group. Taking a leap into the muddy waters of the right-wing psyche, Anderson says the proposed bill “contains language that will usher in another sexual revolution, sexual anarchy, unrestricted sexuality to love whoever you want — polyamory — and its going to force its acceptance on all of us.”

Andy Birkey at The Colu.mn has been tracking the MCPL and its supporters. Needless to say, MCPL members represent the flotsam and jetsam of the right. Several are–surprise!–Republican party activists. Needless to say, those connections frequently lead to Old Crazy Eyes herself, Michele Bachmann. 

The bill itself has become an all-purpose magnet for every disproven calumny that animates the right. Chief among them: gay men preying on children.

“In our society where children are being sexualized, homosexuality normalized, and the list of genders has grown from two to LGBTQQIA and that is lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual and counting,” Anderson claimed at a Tea Party meeting (natch) last November. “The LGBTQQIA will soon be adding the letter P for ‘pedophile’ because they have now declared themselves a sexual orientation, that they’re born that way and don’t they have a right to their sexual desires? The sexual desires of adult are trumping the well-being of children.”

Can you imagine what Sesame Street would be like if MCPL sponsored it? “Today is brought to you by the letter P, for pedophile.”

The bill itself faces a tough fight in the legislature. Religious conservatives are pulling out all the stops, perhaps to make up for their loss with marriage equality last year. With any luck, they will be able to keep up their losing streak.

H/t: The Colu.mn and Andy Birkey

Image credit: MN Child Protection League Facebook page


By:          John Gallagher
On:           Feb 21, 2014
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    • Cam

      Great, lets get all the media to report on who a right wing Christian group wants to give aid to child molesters.

      Feb 21, 2014 at 11:05 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • QJ201

      Fuck her, but there ARE people on the fringe who ARE suggesting Pedophilia is an orientation….as well as claiming leather and BDSM are orientations.

      Feb 21, 2014 at 12:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kieru

      @QJ201: Even if we take that to its logical extreme and recognize pedophilia as a legitimate sexual orientation, it does not allow for the act to take place. Any sexual act with a person below the age of consent is essentially rape under the eyes of the law.

      I would say Pedophilia is more a fetish than an orientation – I would say that Leather and BDSM fall under the same category as they have more to do with aspects of the person rather than their gender, biological or perceived.

      Feb 21, 2014 at 1:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Respect4all

      If these women are so concerned about pedophilia, they should make sure that their husbands, brothers, fathers, sons, uncles, priests and sports coaches are not raping their daughters. That’s where most pedophilia occurs, but they don’t really care about that; they just want to vilify gay men.

      Feb 21, 2014 at 1:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo

      Gawd amighty… these bigoted christian ass wipes never cease to amaze me! With their constant ranting and raving, they will continue to be the underbelly of lowlife society as the world recognizes them to be.

      Feb 21, 2014 at 3:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Stache1

      @krystalkleer: That’s not true and not something they just chose one day. Pedophiles are attracted to the young and not to adults. It’s an actual sexual orientation.

      Feb 21, 2014 at 4:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • SteveDenver

      Don’t they know there’s already a group for pedophiles? The G.O.P. (Grunting Old Pedophiles).

      Feb 21, 2014 at 4:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mezaien

      @SteveDenver: Hahahaah you are funny. Did you know that %98 of all serial killer in the USA are WHITE Christian.

      Feb 21, 2014 at 4:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TrekBear

      Here are some P words for the haters: petulant, pompous, porcine, poser, and pretender!

      Feb 21, 2014 at 6:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • alterego1980

      Luckily, when people start speaking crazy, the sane tend to dismiss them. There’s a lot of crazy in MN but i’m glad there’s even more sanity. It’s becoming easier to call out the BS of the nutjobs to other sane people so they understand it’s not OK to hate and bully others.

      Feb 21, 2014 at 6:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Eiswirth

      Would someone please ask MBDB (Michele Brain-Dead Bachmann) why all those foster children she claims she raised were female? I’m thinking she didn’t want any young men in her home to tempt Marcus, but that ‘s just me. People like her and Barb Anderson have been proven wrong for so long now they must resort to fictitious claims like this. I’ve got a “P” word for them: Preposterous!

      Feb 22, 2014 at 12:42 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kangol

      So this right-wing group is into pedophilia and wants to make the P in GOP stand for pedophilia? Sounds fine to me!

      Feb 22, 2014 at 1:25 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo

      It would then be appropriate to label the Minnesota Child Protection League (MCPL) as MCPLR = Redundant.

      Feb 22, 2014 at 7:33 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Stefano

      After learning your “abc’s” learn your LGBT’s !

      Feb 22, 2014 at 5:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Harley

      Seems to me the republicans are really obsessed with the world of pedophilia, beastiality, BDSM, man/goat love, and any other combination of sexual innuendo other that pure, cold, unemotional, clinical intercourse ONLY for the purpose of procreation. Makes one wonder.

      Feb 23, 2014 at 9:21 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • OutnProud

      What about P as in philistine, presumptuous, or prejudiced in their case?

      Feb 23, 2014 at 3:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • newecreator

      Ugh. Religion. I hate you.

      Feb 24, 2014 at 8:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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