Have I mentioned that the Religious Right is really, really upset about the Southern Poverty Law Center’s updated list of anti-gay hate groups? It seems like it is all they have talked about for weeks … and it was the topic once again of a half-hour discussion between Martha Kleder of Concerned Women for America and Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality during which LaBarbera declared that pedophilia is a “subset of the larger deviency” of homosexuality and demanded that Congress cut all ties to the SPLC, while Kleder assured LaBarbera that they were working on getting CWA declared an anti-gay hate group as well:
LaBarbera: Pedophilia in and of itself is perverse, but the idea of seducing a boy homosexual – it is an aspect of homosexuality. It doesn’t mean that all gay men are child abusers. It doesn’t mean that every gay man wants to molest a boy. But the question I have is why are there so many boy victims? And obviously because it’s an aspect of the larger deviance – it’s a subset of the larger deviance of homosexuality
Kleder: What should be do to counter [the SPLC list]?
LaBarbera: I think when the new Congress comes in, and right now also, that we’ll have a more pro-family Congress next year. I think that we need to ask members to investigate links of the federal government to the SPLC. This is a group which is a far-left organization. They have now grabbed on to the issue of demonizing conservatives on social issues. We need to ask the new Congress to investigate the links of the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security to the SPLC. We know it’s research is shoddy. We know it’s basically a front-group for the Left and they are becoming a very, very pro-homosexual activist organization.
CWA hasn’t quite made [the SPLC list of anti-gay hate groups] yet, I don’t know what you are doing wrong, but you haven’t made that hate list yet.
Kleder: Well, we’re trying.