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Friday, March 16, 2012
Farah Laughably Claims He's Never Said Anything 'Hateful or Defamatory' About Gays
Topic: WorldNetDaily

A March 14 WorldNetDaily article brands the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation's new Commentator Accountability Project -- which seeks to track statements made by anti-gay activists -- as an "enemies list" whose goal is "to limit the effectiveness of their media outreach."

The article includes the responses from numerous people on that list, one of which is WND's very own Joseph Farah:

In response, Farah said he has never spoken a hateful or defamatory word about homosexuals in his life.

“The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation should more accurately be called the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Criticism,” said Farah. “These people actually believe that if you have a different viewpoint and a different value system from them you are a hate-filled, bigoted monster. Here’s a group that claims in its own name that it is ‘against defamation,’ but actively defames those with whom it has disagreements. Not one example of hateful or defamatory language is offered as evidence against any of those listed in this report.”

Here are some of the things Farah has said about gays that we are to believe are not "hateful or defamatory":

  • Likening those to favor the legality of gay marriage to terrorists.
  • Expressing unhappiness that Rick Perry doesn't hate gays as much as he does, and advocating the dissolution of the United States over gay marriage.
  • Descended into paranoia after being called out on WND's anti-gay agenda.
  • Called a group of gay conservatives "blight on the conservative movement."
  • Is concerned that journalists don't engage in enough gay-bashing.
  • Endorsed a discredited book claiming that the Nazi Party was dominated by homosexuals.
  • Is angry that homosexuality is no longer defined as a psychiatric disorder.
  • Additionally, he employs a rabid homophobe as a White House correspondent, Les Kinsolving, who Farah has granted a weekly space to denigrate gays.

It's also laughable that Farah is portraying others as censors when his own website does the very same censoring of views it opposes. John Woodman, anyone?

Posted by Terry K. at 8:10 AM EDT
Updated: Friday, March 16, 2012 8:16 PM EDT

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