From the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Executive Director Rea Carey’s latest fund-raising e-mail:
Right-wing hate groups, emboldened by electoral victories, are determined to halt our long march to equality and put LGBT people back in the closet.
I have to wonder: what exactly are they afraid of?
We’re working to secure the most basic of human rights: fair employment and housing … freedom from bullying and violence … the ability to care for our loved ones when they’re sick … the right to form and raise stable families.
It’s hard to imagine how anyone could be against these things. But groups like the Tea Party, Focus on the Family and the National Organization for Marriage want to turn back the clock — and they’re raising millions to finance their campaigns of discrimination and hate.
It’s one thing to criticize these groups and their agenda, quite another to call them “hate groups.” And striking that she includes the Tea Party in her list of groups who want to “turn back the clock” — and raise “millions to finance their campaigns of discrimination and hate.”
That she includes the Tea Party in a list of social conservative organizations shows just how clueless she is about the right — and the agenda of the Tea Parties, assuming there is no distinction between social conservatives and conservative free marketeers. It seems to be a common prejudice of people on the left.
What, Miss Carey, are you afraid of?