In our first story, anti-gay group Faith 2 Action put out a video making fun of the book “Heather Has Two Mommies” and comparing being gay to smoking. Towleroad reports:
Remember the laughably horrible wingnut adultery ad mocking the gay coming out process?They’re back with a new one. This one warns that homosexuality is more dangerous to your health than smoking, and mocks anti-bullying group GLSEN and the gay children’s book Heather Has Two Mommies.
Pam’s House Blend has more details on the film:
Faith 2 Action’s Janet Porter has been releasing clips of her film which warns that gays and lesbians are out to criminalize Christianity and no different than adulterers. In the latest segment, actors mock the books “Heather Has Two Mommies” and “Daddy’s Roommate” by having a teacher read “Heather has Two Cigarettes” and “Daddy’s Roommate has Lung Cancer,” while accusing a non-smoking toddler of being a “smokerphobe.” “Homosexual behavior is up to three times more dangerous than smoking,” according to Porter’s film, “We don’t promote smoking in the schools, so why would we promote something even more dangerous.”
Watch the video:
Over at the American Family Association, Bryan Fischer is using the Jason Collins story to “prove” that gays are born that way. Dot429 reports:
“Jason Collins is absolute proof that homosexuals aren’t ‘born that way’ despite bloviations of that noted geneticist Lady Gaga,” said Fisher in an Instant Analysis op-ed. “[Jarron] despite sharing Jason’s identical DNA, is as straight as a laser beam. Identical twins share traits that are genetically determined: height, skin color, eye color, hair color and so forth. If homosexuality is a genetically-caused sexual preference, Jarron Collins should be as gay as his brother. He’s not,” Fisher added.
As Dot429 also reports, Fischer is wrong about that:
The most recent research in this field was carried out by an international group of scientists in 2012. They concluded in the Quarterly Review of Biology that although a “gay gene” will likely never be found, sexual orientation stems from epi-genetics. These are described as temporary switches that control how our genes are expressed during gestation and after we’re born. The authors were University of California Santa Barbara professor William Rice and Uppsala University professor Urban Friberg of Sweden who said that in general, epi-marks don’t pass between generations. They explained that this is why homosexuality appears to run in families, but has no real genetic underpinning.
But why let a little science get in the way of a good bigoted rant?
Finally, it’s over to the United Kingdom, where an Islamic lecturer said some nasty things about the gays. Pink News reports:
Tim Winter, also known as Abdal Hakim Murad, is director of studies at Wolfson College and Dean of Cambridge Muslim College. He said the remarks were made 15 years ago when he was at a retreat in the US and “in the grip of a kind of zealot enthusiasm.” … In various videos posted on YouTube, the 53-year-old academic calls homosexuality “inherently ugly” and says gay people are “ignorant people who don’t know what their bodies are for”.
Winter has apologized for the comments, saying they were made many years ago and he no longer holds the views.