Frank Turek is a corporate consultant who “conducts dynamic training and development programs in Leadership, Sales, Customer Service, Team Building and other people-skill topics essential for business success.”
He is also a Religious Right activist who writes books like “I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist” and “Correct, Not Politically Correct; How Same-Sex Marriage Hurts Everyone” and hosts a radio program called “Cross Examined” that airs on the American Family Association’s radio network.
Recently, those two career paths have begun to come into conflict with one another and Turek’s anti-gay activism has started to cost him consulting jobs. This development has, of course, transformed Turek into a Religious Right hero and yesterday showed up on “Today’s Issues” with the AFA ‘s Tim Wildmon and FRC’s Tony Perkins to tell his tale.
During the discussion, the topic turned to the AFA’s boycott of Home Depot (or “Homo Depot,” as they called it) over the corporation’s support for equality and gay pride parades … which prompted Turek to rail against gay pride and diversity training programs:
Anytime you have to call something “pride,” there’s a problem with it, particularly when it comes to behavior because you don’t hear people walking around saying “heterosexual pride” …
Pride? Pride? Pride is, as we all know, really the root of all sin; we want to do it our way rather than God’s way.
And secondly, the other thing I’d like to bring up is do you have to have corporate training programs to teach people that men were made for women and that women were made for men? No! You only need corporate training or indoctrination programs to try and cause people to believe something they know isn’t right. You don’t need diversity training for man-women relationships – we all know that’s the natural way, that’s the designed way, that’s the teleological way. We only need to be talked out of what we know is true, and that’s why we have these corporate propaganda programs.