Saturday, July 11, 2009

Focus On The Family: "Truth Bad. Spin Good. Lies Better!"

Or, In The Words Of Rick Warren: "Whatever It Takes."

We should be surprised?

HT: Pam's House Blend

Anti-Gay Organization Drew False Link Between Sexual Abuse and Homosexuality

NEW YORK – In a letter made available to Truth Wins Out, the authors of a book on the health of gay men have accused Focus on the Family of distorting their research. The researchers publicly repudiated an article written by “ex-gay” activist Jeff Johnston in Focus on the Family’s web magazine, Citizen Link, which falsely linked homosexuality to childhood sexual abuse. This letter marks the tenth researcher in two years who has claimed that Focus on the Family misrepresented their work.
In a letter to James Dobson, Dr. Carol Gilligan, Prof. Education and Law, New York University:
From what I understand, this is not the first time you have manipulated research in pursuit of your goals. This practice is not in the best interest of scientific inquiry, nor does bearing false witness serve your purpose of furthering morality and strengthening the family.
Dr. Kyle Pruett, Yale School of Medicine
You cherry-picked a phrase to shore up highly (in my view) discriminatory purposes. This practice is condemned in real science, common though it may be in pseudo-science circles. There is nothing in my longitudinal research or any of my writings to support such conclusions.
And here's another example of spin, this time about the law suit of Massachusetts and DOMA. Tony Perkins of FRC must be dizzy by now:
Massachusetts Seeks to Force Federal Taxpayers to Subsidize Same-Sex 'Marriage'
"American taxpayers should hold onto their wallets. Should this lawsuit succeed and President Obama's health care reform pass without an explicit ban on tax funded abortions - taxpayers face the very real possibility of being forced to subsidize both same-sex 'marriages' and abortion coverage within a universal health care plan."
Focus on the Family, Family Research Council, Family Values Coalition. Maybe they lies so much because they don't want anyone to know that they're against at least one family: the family of man.