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Weekly Standard Apologizes For Homophobic E-mail Sent To Subscribers. “Oops, Our Bad”

Last week, readers of the neo-con Bible The Weekly Standard got an email in their in box about the Student Non-Discrimination Act, introduced by Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO). The subject line: “Congress to mandate pro-homosexual education?”

As reports, the e-mail—the work of anti-gay radical Eugene Delgaudio—wasn’t produced by the Standard itself.  It was sent out to subscribers labeled as “a message from our sponsor.”

It reads, in part:

The Radical Homosexuals infiltrating the United States Congress have a plan: Indoctrinate an entire generation of American children with pro-homosexual propaganda and eliminate traditional values from American society.

Their ultimate dream is to create a new America based on sexual promiscuity in which the values you and I cherish are long forgotten.

I hate to admit it, but if they pass the deceptively named “Student Non-Discrimination Act,” (H.R. 998 & S. 555) that’s exactly what they’ll do. Better named the “Homosexual Classrooms Act,” its chief advocate in Congress is Rep. Jared Polis, himself an open homosexual and radical activist.

…The Homosexual Classrooms Act contains a laundry list of anti-family provisions that will:

*Require schools to teach appalling homosexual acts so “homosexual students” don’t feel “singled out” during already explicit sex-ed classes;

*Spin impressionable students in a whirlwind of sexual confusion and misinformation, even peer pressure to “experiment” with the homosexual “lifestyle;”

*Exempt homosexual students from punishment for propositioning, harassing, or even sexually assaulting their classmates, as part of their specially-protected right to “freedom of self-expression;”

…Other countries like Britain are already experimenting with this kind of legislation, such as mandating public schools inject pro-homosexual content into every aspect of education. Word problems in math classes are now to include homosexual characters.  History classes will document the “civil rights” struggle against the “oppressive” pro-family establishment.

The e-mail includes several links to a petition as well as a site where readers can make a donation to Delgaudio’s crusade (naturally). What it doesn’t include, of course, is any sources to back up his wild accusations.

And it doesn’t include the real purpose of the Student Non-Discrimination Act: to end discrimination “based on actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity in public schools.”

Delgaudio (left) is the founder of  (and possibly sole member of) Public Advocate of the United States. He’s  got a Phelps-like obsession with gay people that’s so intense it’s almost too easy to call him a closet case.

Among other things, he once claimed TSA officials “could be practicing homosexuals secretly getting pleasure” from airport pat downs and that Tampa’s Gasparilla Pirate Festival was overrun with radical homosexuals hoping to prey on innocent college kids.

HRC president Joe Solmonese stated that it was reprehensible and irresponsible” for the Standard to partner with a “fringe group like Delgaudio’s and called for editor William Kristoll to condemn the e-mail. (Kristoll has not made a statement yet.)

An update to the original article reports that Standard publisher Terry Eastland told Politico that the magazine’s vetting system was to blame. “This is obviously not the sort of advertising that we would accept, nor will we accept it in the future. It was just one of these cases where an ad came in, it was not fully vetted in the way it should be, and it got out.”

No shit, Sherlock.



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