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Go GLSEN! Family Research Council Admits It Was Wrong!

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GLSEN Wins Cease

Well, when we say "admits it was wrong" we mean "reshot a video that was spouting lies after receiving a cease and desist letter from GLSEN."

Either way, it's still a win!

A "documentary" by the organization had alleged that the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network was printing how-to guides on gay sex and hookups. Bloggers disproved the tale. And GLSEN fought back by sending a cease-and-desist letter threatening legal action if the video wasn't removed from YouTube and no longer sold via FRC's website.

Since then, it appears the original was scrapped by FRC earlier this week. The audio for the YouTube video has been replaced with music, and a red box overlaid on top of the video asks readers to "Click here to view updated video: Does GLSEN Really Keep Kids 'Safe?"

So what's in the new video? Is it any better?

Not really, but the fact that they had to abandon the first one and tread lightly in the second one definitely constitutes a victory, even if a small one:

The new video starts in Washington, D.C., with a revised introduction from Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council. The phrasing walks a careful line to avoid pretending GLSEN printed and distributed the "Little Black Book" pamphlet, which is actually a guidebook for people over the age of 18 created by the AIDS Action Committee to help prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases.

Eliza Byard said GLSEN has been successful in convincing groups like FRC to stop repeating false statements in public, but Byard can remember only a couple instances when any product was revised.

“This is a big one,” she said. “They actually reshot the video — they had to go back to the old tired stuff.”

Congrats, GLSEN! We love you guys!

We wish the hurtful ignorance of groups like those would go away, but until then (if ever) we're so glad to have you on our side!

In fact:

CLICK HERE to find out how YOU can support GLSEN and enjoy some awesome music this weekend!!!

CLICK HERE to find out how YOU can support GLSEN and enjoy some awesome music this weekend!!!

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5 comments to “Go GLSEN! Family Research Council Admits It Was Wrong!”



  1. 1

    And the gay agenda continues to destroy America.



  2. 2

    Re: Mad Dog – I hope you are being sarcastic, otherwise you are just an ignorant fool.."destroying america", you say? how about greed, male arrogance, lack of responsibility & compromise and integrity to just name a few things…."gay agenda"….to promote tolerance and lack of hate is a good agenda…get with it.



  3. 3

    Re: sanfran1 – I'm hoping that Mad Dog wasn't being sarcastic, and if they were.. I'll say the gay agenda continues to destroy (not only America) but the whole world. And I am not even remotely being sarcastic, I speak the truth! Sad that the Family research council backed down and re-edited or re-shot the video. So sad to see someone, or a group stand up for what's right, and against what is deplorable, immoral and then just walk away.

  4. @v@ says – reply to this


    4

    Good. You can't claim something that isn't true or someone can call you on it. Touche.
    Say what you believe if you must, but falsehoods don't fly in court.



  5. 5

    the family research council are nothing but a bunch of lying pseudo christians. only bigoted white trash would believe any of their f*cked up propaganda. they have been classified as a "hate group" by the SPLC.
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    The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is an American nonprofit civil rights organization noted for its legal victories against white supremacist groups; legal representation for victims of hate groups; monitoring of hate groups, militias and extremist organizations; and educational programs that promote tolerance. The SPLC classifies as hate groups organizations that denigrate or assault entire groups of people for attributes that are beyond their control.