Ann Coulter, Rush Limbaugh and right-wingnuts overseas)
"This attempt to undo good that has been done is unacceptable,” Brown said. “This shows why we have always got to be vigilant, always got to fight homophobic behavior and any form of discrimination.”
Watchmen on the Walls is listed as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.In Latvia, the Watchmen are popular among Christian fundamentalists and ethnic Russians, and are known for presiding over anti-gay rallies where gays and lesbians are pelted with bags of excrement. In the Western U.S., the Watchmen have a following among Russian-speaking evangelicals from the former Soviet Union. Members are increasingly active in several cities long known as gay-friendly enclaves, including Sacramento, Seattle and Portland.
From PinkNews UK.:
Desmond Tutu, the former Archbishop of Cape Town and a Nobel Peace Price winner, has lent his name to the fight against homophobia in Africa and around the world. The prominent South African says homophobia is a "crime against humanity" and "every bit unjust" as apartheid.
Here's a belated but (hopefully) related thought: just how much hatred is exported by authors/media people like Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter? A good deal of their books have been translated into foreign languages and Ann herself can boast just how many copies of her books have floated overseas.
And how many viewers overseas do the televangelists have? Certainly more than we have progressives.
Rick Warren's largesse in Africa still demands conversions, and along with those conversions come new crops of right wing righteous zealots. After all, his motto is "Whatever it takes."
Just a thought.
*Lively is also a renowned Holocaust denier.