Friday, August 19, 2011

Brody's Notes... Tony Perkins Calls 'It Gets Better Project Videos' By The White House Disgusting

Tony Perkins appearing on CNN (undated)
Photo via CNN
By Brody Levesque | WASHINGTON D.C. -- In a plea to raise more money to further spread their propaganda and maintain their efforts to degrade and demonise the LGBTQ community, the Family Research Council has taken aim at the Obama White House.
In a letter sent out last week to supporters, FRC president Tony Perkins, labels videos made last fall and spring for the "It Gets Better" project by President Obama, Vice-President Joe Biden, and the First Lady Michelle Obama, along with top administration officials- "disgusting." Perkins goes on to accuse the White House of recruiting children into homosexuality, labeling it a "lifestyle."
The It Gets Better video project was founded by Seattle based queer activist and columnist Dan Savage and his husband, in a response to an alarming series of LGBTQ youth and young adults committing suicide as the result of bullying in the schools and communities across the United States in 2010.
This past March, the White House held its first ever Conference on Bullying Prevention to address what some have termed a pandemic of queer youth deaths directly caused by bullying. The White House has also endorsed the 'It Gets Better' project on its website, promoting the administration's concern for the welfare all of the nation's youth with particular emphasis on queer youth whom are at a higher risk for being the targets of bullying.
Statistics show that nearly 9 out of 10 LGBT youth (86.2%) reported being harassed at school in the past year because of their sexual orientation, and 3 out of 5 LGBT youth (60.8%) felt unsafe at school because of their sexual orientation, according to GLSEN.


Tim Trent said...

I think it is time for you to create a petition to bombard this little stood up piece of Maus Dreck with global emails to his mainstream email accounts