Wednesday, October 3, 2012

That evil homosexual agenda

Joe.My.God and Friendly Atheist both have up a news item about Mix It Up at Lunch Day, a national event launched a decade ago by the Southern Poverty Law Center:

Mix It Up at Lunch Day encourages students to identify, question and cross social boundaries... we ask students to move out of their comfort zones and connect with someone new over lunch. It’s a simple act with profound implications. Studies have shown that interactions across group lines can help reduce prejudice. When students interact with those who are different from them, biases and misperceptions can fall away.

You might think that tolerance just means... tolerance. But of course you'd be wrong. The American Family Association clarifies the matter, claiming that it's "a nationwide push to promote the homosexual lifestyle in public schools."

Having Googled, I can assure you there is nothing out there to support this contention (Googling "mix it up" and "homosexual" turns up nothing but the AFA's own statement over and over again). But that's okay. It must be true (and credulous fundamentalists are cutting and pasting it all over the net, thus "proving" its truthfulness even more) because the Southern Poverty Law Center is a "fanatical pro-homosexual group." So yeah, that's the sum total of the AFA's proof-- the SPLC is "pro-homosexual," therefore this event must be about pushing the "homosexual agenda."

Of course. It makes perfect sense. Well, if there's foam at the corners of your mouth, anyway.

1 comment:

  1. Always a hoot to see the SPLC promoting "Mix it up Day" when not one of its own top executives is a minority.

    In fact, despite being located LITERALLY in the back yard of Martin Luther King's home church in Montgomery, the SPLC has NEVER hired a person of color to a highly paid position of authority in its entire 41-year history.

    Given that kind of history, is it any wonder that the SPLC's "Teaching Tolerance" program has been led by "whites only" for 20 of its 21 years?

    Who do the all-white millionaires who run the SPLC "mix it up" with when they go to lunch?

    Isn't it time the SPLC begins to practice what it preaches?

    Some "experts"