Unlike Drew Brees who had the common sense to denounce Focus on the Family, Ben Watson when on Fox News to support the hate group.
He claims people (specifically myself) is lying about Focus on Family being anti-gay and against any anti-discrimination laws.
Instead of just saying how he is wrong I will present facts about Focus on Family.
Focus on the Family’s proclaimed mission is “nurturing and defending the God-ordained institution of the family and promoting biblical truths worldwide”.It promotes creationism, abstinence-only sex education, adoption only by heterosexuals, school prayer, and traditional gender roles. It opposes pre-marital sex, pornography, drugs, gambling, divorce, and abortion. It lobbies against LGBT rights, including LGBT adoption, LGBT parenting, and same-sex marriage.Focus on the Family has been criticized by psychiatrists, psychologists, and social scientists for misrepresenting their research in order to bolster its religious ideology and political agenda.
Focus on the Family supports and promotes the practice of “conversion therapy,” which uses a combination of shaming, emotionally manipulative and traumatic stimuli, and physically painful stimuli in order to “cure” LGBTQ+ people of their sexual orientation. According to The Trevor Project, more than 700,000 LGBTQ+ people have been subjected to conversion therapy, in spite of the fact that the American Psychiatric Association discredited the practice and hasn’t classified homosexuality as a mental illness since 1973.
In addition to their support of a practice that could be considered a picture-perfect example of institutionalized bullying, Focus on the Family has also regularly fought against anti-discrimination practices protecting the LGBTQ+ community. In Colorado, they launched an ad campaign against Governor Bill Ritter and other state legislators who were in support of a nondiscrimination bill. In Alaska, the group sent out robocalls urging residents to support an amendment nullifying same-sex partner employment benefits, and they support business owners who want to turn away LGBTQ+ customers, saying their religion “requires them to oppose [LGBTQ+ people’s] very existence.”
“If you are a married man with any gumption, surely you will defend your wife’s privacy and security in restroom facilities,” Dobson writes in a column published this week on the far-right site WND. He imagines such scenarios as “a strange-looking man, dressed like a woman … peering over toilet cubicles to watch your wife in a private moment” and “men who walk in unannounced, unzip their pants and urinate in front of [little girls].”
“If this had happened 100 years ago, someone might have been shot,” he continues. “Where is today’s manhood? God help us!”
I mean what more do I need to say about the issue?
I think it is pretty clear who is lying and who isn’t.
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