Peter LaBar­bera and the ‘ho­mo­sex­ual-transgender agenda’

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By D’ANNE WITKOWSKI

On Aug. 19, Amer­i­cans For Truth About Ho­mo­sex­u­al­ity Pres­i­dent Peter LaBar­bera re­leased a “re­port” for Ac­cu­racy in Me­dia, an or­ga­ni­za­tion that isn’t ac­tu­ally in­ter­ested in ac­cu­racy so much as para­noid that the “lib­eral me­dia” is out to get them.

In “Me­dia Myths of the Ho­mo­sex­u­alTrans­gen­der Agenda,” LaBar­bera writes, “The pur­pose of this re­port is to ex­pose and re­fute some of the long­stand­ing sta­tis­ti­cal lies and pro­pa­gan­dis­tic myths of the LGBT … ac­tivist move­ment. With me­dia sup­port, ho­mo­sex­ual and left­ist ac­tivists now openly cam­paign to ban­ish dis­sent­ing con­ser­va­tive voices. This dan­ger­ous dy­namic gives the ho­mo­sex­u­altrans­gen­der lobby nearly full rein to advance its agenda.”

LaBar­bera’s “re­port” doesn’t re­ally of­fer any­thing new. It’s more like a “great­est hits” of anti-LGBT talk­ing points.

But what I’m most in­ter­ested in is what he calls “The 10% Myth.” LaBar­bera tries to get to the bot­tom of just how many LGBT peo­ple there are in the U.S. LaBar­bera writes, “The 10 per­cent myth served its pur­pose of pro­ject­ing enor­mous ‘gay’ po­lit­i­cal strength when the move­ment was still weak.” In other words, the LGBT move­ment was just pre­tend­ing to be 10 per­cent of the pop­u­la­tion for the po­lit­i­cal clout.

LaBa r b e r a then throws out some other much smaller num­bers even­tu­ally com­ing to the claim that LGBT peo­ple are about 3 per­cent of the pop­u­la­tion. To which I say, “Who cares?” Who cares what the per­cent­age is? It’s not an eas­ily as­cer­tained or ver­i­fi­able num­ber. It’s as if LaBar­bera is ar­gu­ing that once a mi­nor­ity falls be­low a spe­cific per­cent­age then it’s okay to de­clare them in­hu­man.

And he is. Be­cause for LaBar­bera, LGBT peo­ple are in­hu­man. That is, in fact, the cor­ner­stone phi­los­o­phy of his hate­ful or­ga­ni­za­tion Amer­i­cans For Truth About Ho­mo­sex­u­al­ity. Then again, un­til we know the ex­act per­cent­age of the U.S. pop­u­la­tion who are mem­bers of LaBar­bera’s lit­tle club, how can we even be sure they even ex­ist at all?

Peter LaBar­bera

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