Wealthy homosexual activist advises ‘active measures’ against religious opponents

Wealthy homosexual activist advises ‘active measures’ against religious opponents

Los Angeles, Calif., Oct 16, 2009 / 03:55 am (CNA).- Delivering an acceptance speech for a GLSEN award, a wealthy homosexual activist has attacked Catholic leaders, saying they are among his movement’s “greatest adversaries.” He called on his allies to combat “head-on” religious organizations opposed to homosexual causes and to take “active measures” against them.
At its Oct. 9 Respect Awards event in Los Angeles, the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) honored David Bohnett, the cable network HBO and screenwriter Shonda Rhimes with its Lifetime Achievement Award. They were awarded for what GLSEN called “their commitment to all America’s students, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity/expression.”
Bohnett was the founder of the 1990s internet venture Geocities, which was purchased by Yahoo in 1999 near the peak of the technology stock bubble. He now heads the David Bohnett Foundation, an organization which says it is “committed to improving society through social activism.”
The foundation reports that it has given out more than $34 million in grants, with $10.8 million going to non-profits that “benefit gays and lesbians.”

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What does he mean by “active measures”? Church burnings? Desecrations of Church icons? Harassment of priests and nuns? His speech is not only inciting hatred, but is instructing actions to flow from the hate as “active measures”. David Bohnett opposes “hate-speech”, yet engages in it vehemently and openly. The man is as corrupt as his cause.

Yes, the headline, and opening, used by the CNA article would incline one to think that Bohnett was advocating violence. But he wasn’t. Here is what he was advocating:

The four most important steps we can take to beat back faith based discrimination are;

  1. Confront bigotry and lies with facts. We’ve all seen the ads in the Prop 8 campaign and elsewhere that spread outright lies that attempt to scare and intimidate the electorate. An aggressive response that confronts lies with facts, and a pre-emptive campaign that anticipates this mis-information, turns the tables and undermines the credibility of the message and messenger.
  1. We must support and encourage people of faith to speak up on behalf of fairness and equality for lesbian and gay kids and their families in the context of their own faith and teaching.
  1. Teach our children to respect differences in sexual orientation, and this is where GLSEN’s critical work comes in.
  1. Initiate a dialog and conversation with friends and family and co-workers about religious intolerance as one of the main impediments to progress in the march toward full equality for lesbians and gay men and their families

bohnettfoundation.org/speeches/view/35

Those points are mentioned in the CNA article, but you have to dig for them.

CNA’s use of a scare headline is regrettable. I think it damages their credibility.

He is promoting the homosexual act? Yes or No.

…a pre-emptive campaign that anticipates this mis-information, turns the tables and undermines the credibility of the message and messenger.

Perhaps you could help me understand this one. As I read it, it seems to say people should “turn the tables” on “anticipated misinformation” and use that to "undermine the credibility of the message AND the messenger. In other words, if you think someone is going to lie about your cause, the best thing you can do is go out and lie about them first AND turn the attack into a personal one. Is this NOT what he is proposing, and if not, what is he proposing?

We must support and encourage people of faith to speak up on behalf of fairness and equality for lesbian and gay kids and their families in the context of their own faith and teaching.

Unless of course that context and teaching condemns homosexual marriages and acts, then we should NOT repect those things and declare them “intolerance” and a “violation of rights?”

The only think talk like this does is make people question the wisdom of accepting anything about homosexuality when the activists, the mouthpieces of the movement are so clearly intolerant of anyone else. It was a most excellent display of duplicity, and a near guarantee that like anyone else who seeks to impose their will using a club, they will only get so far.

No. He is promoting gay rights. He is saying that discrimination is bad and that equality is good. And he is saying that there are religious and quasi-religious organizations which are working against equality and promoting discrimination.

Rights to do what? Perform the homosexual act?

If a homosexual didn’t declare themself how would anyone discriminate against them?

My understanding is that the deception of others is to be challenged and anticipated. And that the deceit, distortions and hypocrisy of the message, and messenger, are to be made public.

Huh? Where do you get the idea that promoting one’s religious views means insulting the religious views of someone else? Certainly Bohnett doesn’t make any such statement.

The intolerance I am seeing in this thread doesn’t come from Bohnett.

Time for my favorite Bishop Sheen quote:

Love is not tolerance

BISHOP FULTON J. SHEEN****Christian love bears evil, but it does not tolerate it.

http://www.catholiceducation.org/images/authos/Sheen8.JPG  [LEFT]*Christian love bears evil, but  it does not tolerate it. * 

It does penance for the sins of others, but it is not broadminded about sin.
*The cry for tolerance never induces it to quench its hatred of the evil philosophies that have entered into contest with the Truth. *
It forgives the sinner, and it hates the sin; it is unmerciful to the error in his mind.
*The sinner it will always take back into the bosom of the Mystical Body;
but his lie will never be taken into the treasury of His Wisdom. *
*Real love involves real hatred:
whoever has lost the power of moral indignation and the urge to drive the buyers and sellers from the temples
has also lost a living, fervent love of Truth. *
*Charity, then, is not a mild philosophy of “live and let live”;
it is not a species of sloppy sentiment. * [/LEFT]
Charity is the infusion of the Spirit of God,
which makes us love the beautiful and hate the morally ugly.

That right already exists in the US. The Supreme Court has affirmed it.

If a homosexual didn’t declare themself how would anyone discriminate against them?

Are you serious? The same way someone knows another person is heterosexual. They are seen in public together, they talk about their home life with co-workers, or discuss weekend plans with friends, etc.

Because sodomy is legal does not mean it is right. It will never be right since it is intrinsically evil. It will always be fought.

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