The other day Daimeon over at Pam’s House Blend caught the Maine Family Policy Council posting this image on its website along with this description:
Who would know the meaning of the symbols shown below, for example? The bumperstickers on this car in Augusta are a silent ‘dog-whistle’ which tells other homosexuals that the owner supports the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest homosexual rights organization (the yellow and blue equal sign) and has had some contact with a sadomasochist organization in Georgia (a map of the state of Georgia drawn with the colors used by the sadomasochist movement, black and blue.)
The only problem was that the decal of the state of Georgia with a blue line across it is actually “displayed in honor of those injured or killed in the line of duty” in law enforcement.
Today, Jeremy at Good As You noted that MFPC has owned up to the mistake, but did so by blaming gays and society and pretty much everyone but themselves:
Yesterday The RECORD ran a photo of an auto in Augusta which sported two decals, one for the Human Rights Campaign, and one for what we incorrectly stated was the decal of a sadomasochistic organization. It was instead a “Thin Blue Line” decal which honors police.
Given the similarity of the “Thin Blue Line” design to the flag of the sadomasochistic movement, the mistake was understandable … This is an error that anyone could have made, and is understandable in a society which is no longer shamed by perversion, but actually boasts of perversion and publically endorses it as “pride.” The fault lies ultimately with those who seek to normalize deviancy.
We regret, however, if we have unwittingly and unintentionally associated anyone with this despicable movement.
This sort of insanity and vitriol is not an anomaly. In fact, just a few weeks ago the MFPC claimed that “call for same sex marriage and other forms of sexual immorality” are directly linked to urban blight and even said that crops were failing in the state due to gay marriage.
Amazingly, the organization is not just some crackpot fringe group, but is rather a “fully associated” affiliate of Focus on the Family whose leaders routinely participate in events with representatives from groups like the Family Research Council and Concerned Women for America.