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Brown and NOM Promote World Congress of Families

Brian Brown of the National Organization for Marriage is promoting the World Congress of Families, an organization that is so far right and so bigoted that it’s virtually fascist. In an email, Brown praised the group and suggested that people send them donations.

“The World Congress of Families is THE group standing up for the family around the world. They have done amazing work in uniting all of those who stand for the truth about marriage and family. It has been an honor to partner with WCF and to be a part of their most recent Congress in Australia and regional conference in Trinidad and Tobago. I wholeheartedly endorse their work and urge you to financially support their efforts.” ~ Brian Brown, president, National Organization for Marriage

Let’s take a look at some of the things the WCF has said lately that I’ve written about on my blog. They just love those authoritarian anti-gay laws in Russia and they say the Russians “might be the Christian saviors to the world.” And they think that the Supreme Court’s rulings on same-sex marriage means America is “doomed to extinction.” Cuz that’s totally reasonable and thoughtful.

Comments

  1. hunter says

    This is mild, for Brown. It seems axiomatic that among the “will gay-bash for cash” crowd, the rhetoric gets more shrill as they lose more ground, and this is by no means the worst I’ve seen from him lately. For him to support an organization that supports an authoritarian regime in no surprise — what can you expect from someone whose religious belief rests on bowing to authority?

  2. says

    It will be interesting to see the contortions Putin’s new far right American fanboys go through when the Russians go after one of their allies again . The Orthodox Church doesn’t like foreign evangelicals much more than gays.

  3. matty1 says

    @2 Is there anyone the Orthodox Church does like? From what I hear they aren’t even too keen on each other with debates about who in the church might have collaborated with the communists still rumbling on.

  4. matty1 says

    A world congress of families should be an actual meeting that all families go to while those of us who prefer to be childfree get the whole rest of the planet to play on for a few days.

  5. steve84 says

    It’s impossible to take any organization seriously that has the word “family” in its name.

  6. exdrone says

    If the US doesn’t adopt anti-gay laws like Russia, then it will be susceptible to becoming a degenerate country like Russia.

  7. John Pieret says

    I’m sure Ed will get around to it but for those who want a head start on the craziest “Evils of the Gayz” meme yet, take a look at this from David Usher of the Center for Marriage Policy over at Alan Keyes’ RenewAmeica website. Gay marriage is unconstitutional because … wait for it … women will marry other women not because they’re lesbians but to trick gay men into fathering their children so they can go on welfare … or something. It is the most unintelligable wingnut screed I’ve yet seen and that’s saying something.

  8. raven says

    @2 Is there anyone the Orthodox Church does like?

    The US Eastern Orthodox don’t like the Catholics or the Protestants.

    They say so often on their websites.

    Oddly enough, much of the animosity is based on…politics. They are conservatives and refer to the other churches as “left leaning”.

    They laugh and cheer when the other churches report declining membership numbers. Meanwhile, they aren’t doing so well themselves despite occasional claims that the Easterners are growing.

  9. says

    Steve84 @6:

    It wouldn’t be so bad if they actually did things that benefitted real families instead fighting to prevent certain from having families. They really should be called Anti-family because their goal is stopping people they don’t like from starting families.

  10. raven says

    orthodoxytoday .org

    The Greek Orthodox Church in America – Dead or Alive?
    Fr. Andrew J. Barakos

    In the official Registry of the Archdiocese, which records Baptisms and Chrismations for the past 25 years, the picture does not improve. The first shocking statistic is that baptisms peaked in 1976 with 9,955 recorded. In 2000, the annual number of baptisms declined to 7,300 – a drop of 27%. Secondly, over the past 25 years, the number of converts joining the Greek Orthodox Church has remained the same at 912 per year. This means that of the 540 parishes each receives less than two converts a year. This is not a growing Church.

    There are frequent claims that the orthodox churches in the USA are growing.

    I haven’t been able to verify this. For one thing, various churches cook their membership statistics in various outrageous ways. One church claims a million members. People looked and it is more like 40,000. They are only exagerrating by…20-fold.

    The Greek Orthodox are the largest of the Orthodox churches in the USA. They aren’t growing and might be declining. Out of 317 million Americans, they get a whole 912 converts a year. And how many die or leave?

  11. raven says

    It’s always nice to see a xian tradition. Sectarian hatred.

    Orthodox Church Leaves National Council of Churches
    global. christianpost.com/…/orthodox- church-leaves-national-council-of-…‎

    Aug 5, 2005 – The Antiochian Orthodox Church is leaving the National Council of Churches
    because it says the Council has adopted a liberal “political …

    The Antiochian Orthodox church, which I never even heard of, decided the NCC was too liberal and left. No surprise. Ecumenicalism is a bad word for many xian cults.

    These days, rather than cooperating on a common basis, they are far more interested in finding the same enemies to hate and forming coalitions of convenience.

  12. cottonnero says

    I’m convinced that the problem is that too many smartphones autocorrect ‘fascist’ to ‘family’. Yeah, that’s it.

  13. D. C. Sessions says

    It’s impossible to take any organization seriously that has the word “family” in its name.

    Kaiser Family Foundation?

  14. Subtract Hominem says

    It’s impossible to take any organization seriously that has the word “family” in its name.

    Sly and the Family Stone?

  15. raven says

    It’s Orwellian Newspeak.

    Family = fascist

    Patriot = hater of America

    Xian Persecution = Forced to live in a democracy

    Democrat = Commie

    Woman = Mobile Incubator

    Even the word xian is changing. A lot of the time it is a synonym for hater, liar, ignorant, crazy, terrorist, and sometimes killer for jesus.

  16. thecalmone says

    #Raven – I went to a funeral at an Antiochian Orthodox Church recently. The family was Lebanese, and the service was partly in Arabic and partly in English.

  17. =8)-DX says

    @8 John Pieret
    Re: “David Usher”

    I for one welcome our married “bi-maternal” overladies.

  18. John Pieret says

    I for one welcome our married “bi-maternal” overladies.

    Lordy knows they are bound to be better than the asshats in charge now..

  19. vmanis1 says

    The Vanier Institute of the Family is a Canadian organization, founded by a former Governor-General of Canada, Georges P. Vanier, and his wife Pauline Vanier. To my knowledge, it is a non-political organization that focuses on research and advice to legislators. Their definition of `family’ from their website indicates where they’re at:

    The Vanier Institute of the Family defines “family” as:

    Any combination of two or more persons who are bound together over time by ties of mutual consent, birth and/or adoption or placement and who, together, assume responsibilities for variant combinations of some of the following:

    * Physical maintenance and care of group members

    * Addition of new members through procreation or adoption

    * Socialization of children

    * Social control of members

    * Production, consumption, distribution of goods and services

    * Affective nurturance – love

    I’m posting this not to praise them (it’s a very low-key organization, and I don’t know a lot about theif work), but I do object to the automatic assumption that `family’ is a wingnut code word.

  20. says

    “I do object to the automatic assumption that `family’ is a wingnut code word.”

    It may not be a code word to you. Otoh, the KKKristianists know that “FAMILY” appended to a group’s name will be seen as a positive by their sheeple whereas, “Anit-buttfucking faggots having civil rights” won’t sell.

  21. caseloweraz says

    @John Pieret (#8):

    I think David Usher watched Goldfinger too many times. You remember: Pussy Galore and her troupe of aviatrixes were, by implication at least, lesbians. Along came Bond, James Bond who, with his superior manliness, turned Pussy around. So my conjecture is that Usher has in his head the idea of women declaring themselves lesbians in order to tempt men to “redeem” them. Then, by lying about having used birth control, they will trick the men into becoming fathers.

    I wonder why Usher would think this is a bad thing, since many of the men faced with having to pay child support will choose to marry their seductresses — who, having wanted to raise a child, will accede to the proposal.

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