anti-gay researcher and noted homophobe Paul Cameron has gone on record about the classification
of his group, the Family Research Institute, as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
It was during a very poor interview
with the Colorado Springs Gazette
. I say the interview was poor because the writer didn't give any detail about Cameron's dubious history of censures and rebuk
es by folks from legitimate medical organizations to conservative talking heads.
Of course in the writer's defense, he or she really didn't need to. Cameron came across in the interview as batshit crazy in spite of the fact that, according to the writer, he "dressed smart and had impeccable manners" and also discussed his views in a "calm, professional manner."
But how Cameron looks or professes his views is irrelevant. You really have to read some of what Cameron said:
God’s 11th Commandment is “Thou shalt not corrupt boys,” Cameron told me. He celebrated the Ugandan anti-gay bill, in which the penalty for gay activity could be death. “Whatever they decide, I’m OK with,” he said.
Cameron believes homosexuality should be criminalized in America. He proposes heavily taxing single American adults and homosexuals because of their failure to procreate. He would also like to see gays undergo a “public shaming,” though he offered no specifics.
The article also revealed some very interesting things about Cameron's group. It's run out of his home (why am I not surprised), run by private donations, has only four staffers, and has a budget of $85,000.
Now that last one really threw me. Who in the hell would donate money to this loon?
It's gets better. Cameron said the classification of his organization as a hate group by SPLC was a "left-wing" deal.
I would have loved for the writer to have questioned him
about the lie he told in 1982 about a child being castrated in a public restroom by a gay man. Or that comment he made to Rolling Stone
magazine about homosexuality providing one with "most satisfying orgasm one could get."
Oh well. Where the writer failed to do his or her job, Cameron definitely took up the slack:
The gay lifestyle, which he says is chosen, will lead to the destruction of the West. “Liberal minds are attracted to societal destructive things like moth to a light,” he told me. “No society can long endure that does such a thing.”
“If God has changed his mind (about homosexuality being an abomination, as written in the Bible), he must want the West to die.”
It's almost hard to believe that Cameron used to be
the go-to guy for all anti-gay material used by the religious right. And if it weren't for the attention he has been receiving of late, he probably would still be.
And that is probably the main reason why those named as anti-gay hate groups, and their defenders, want to deflect
the controversy to one about same-sex marriage. They are afraid to be questioned about their past affiliation with Cameron.
To be honest, I really can't blame them. Cameron is just plain crazy.
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