No condemnation for vandalism by 'gay' activists
Charlie Butts - OneNewsNow - 10/26/2011 4:25:00
A Chicago-based homosexual activist group says it won't condemn a vandalism attack against a Christian academy and pro-family group.
On October 15, homosexual activists, who later took credit for the attack, threw concrete bricks through the door and windows of the Christian Liberty Academy in suburban Chicago (see earlier story). The site was chosen for the attack because it hosted a fundraising banquet for Americans for Truth About Homosexuality.
Peter LaBarbera (AFTAH)AFTAH founder, Peter LaBarbera, tells OneNewsNow about the statement issued by a co-founder of the Gay Liberation Network, which he describes as a Marxist homosexual "direct action" group.
“His name is Bob Schwartz and he's co-leader of the Gay Liberation Network,” LaBarbera says. “He said, 'I did not and will not condemn the actions of persons who threw the brick pavers, assuming that they did so out of hatred of Lively, LaBarbera and the Christian Liberty Academy.'" Lively is a reference to Dr. Scott Lively, a featured speaker at the event.
The bricks were accompanied by a note that threatened: "This is just a sample of what we will do if you don't shut down pro-family advocate Scott Lively and AFTAH."
LaBarbera argues that if the vandalism had been against a homosexual group there would have been immediate media and police attention. “There's a massive double-standard when it comes to these so-called 'hate crimes,'” he contends. “I don't really believe in the concept of hate crimes, but it seems that it's mainly a political tool to help certain victims and not other politically incorrect victims, i.e. Christians.”
On behalf of the GLN, Schwartz posted comments about the attack on a pro-homosexual website. The group claims that Lively and LaBarbera were responsible for the attack themselves, in an attempt to appear victimized. However, the post goes on to speak against the activities of AFTAH and the Academy and ends by approving of the attack against what it describes as a “hate-group.”
Schwartz concludes the post: “We urge that the attention be kept on the real haters and violence cheerleaders…and not those who commit petty vandalism.”
The Gay Liberation Network is the same group that convinced the Southern Poverty Law Center to list AFTAH as a hate organization, along with other pro-family organizations. American Family Association is on that same list