But I won’t be doing that.
Instead, I will be cut’n'n’pastin’ this:
“LGBT ORGANIZATIONS RELEASE JOINT STATEMENT REGARDING THE SHOOTING AT FAMILY RESEARCH COUNCIL (FRC)
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 – 3:30pm by GLAAD
Joint statement regarding shooting at Family Research Council (FRC) from lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) organizations
We were saddened to hear news of the shooting this morning at the offices of the Family Research Council. Our hearts go out to the shooting victim, his family, and his co-workers.
The motivation and circumstances behind today’s tragedy are still unknown, but regardless of what emerges as the reason for this shooting, we utterly reject and condemn such violence. We wish for a swift and complete recovery for the victim of this terrible incident.
list of signatories:
Executive Director, Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE)
President, Freedom to Work
Executive Director, Fair Wisconsin
Founding Executive Director, Truth Wins Out
Executive Director, PROMO
Board Chair, Gender Rights Maryland
Deputy Director, MassEquality
Dr. Eliza Byard
Executive Director, Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN)
Executive Director, Family Equality Council
Executive Director, One Colorado
R. Clarke Cooper
Executive Director, Log Cabin Republicans
Executive Director, San Diego LGBT Pride
Managing Director, GetEQUAL
Executive Director, National Stonewall Democrats
Director of Policy, Equality Michigan
Director, ACLU Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Project
Lynn A. Faria
Interim Executive Director, Empire State Pride Agenda
Executive Director, Basic Rights Oregon
Joshua A. Friedes
Spokesperson, Equal Rights Washington
President, Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)
President, Human Rights Campaign (HRC)
Jody M. Huckaby
Executive Director, PFLAG National (Parents, Families, Friends of Lesbians and Gays)
Executive Director, National Center of Transgender Equality
Executive Director, National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR)
Executive Director & CEO, The Trevor Project
Executive Director, True Colors Fund
Executive Director, API Equality-LA
Executive Director, The DC Center for the LGBT Community
Executive Director, Movement Advancement Project
National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs
Deputy Executive Director, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
Donna Red Wing
Executive Director, One Iowa
Marisa Richmond, Ph.D.
President, Tennessee Transgender Political Coalition (TTPC)
Executive Director, Servicemembers Legal Defense Network
Executive Director, Pride at Work
Executive Director, Marriage Equality USA
Executive Director, Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders
Rachel B. Tiven, Esq.
Executive Director, Immigration Equality
Executive Director, Campus Pride
President & CEO, Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund and Institute
President, Freedom to Marry”
from here (http://themoderatevoice.com/156246/security-guard-shot-at-conservative-family-research-council-in-washington-d-c/)I note that it took these 40+ individuals something like 6 hours to agree on the need to make a statement, draft said statement and deliver it to the FRC.
I’m going way out on the twiggy, twiggy end of the same tree that “Woodstock” of the “Peanut’s” comic strip* had his nest in, to say that if one searches for a long, long time they will be hard put to find such a letter from the SBC, the RCC or any other large religious umbrella organization to the family of Dr. George Tiller within SIX hours of his being shot to death.
There were plenty of letters sent, per this:
Groups like the FRC (and there are a fair number of them, large and small) are filled smug, self-satisfied scolds, KKKristian dominionists, homophobes, gynophobes, Wholly Babble inerrantists--except when it suits them to NOT be--and hypocrites--in combination or in toto.
Damn, I forgot to add that the 40+ signatories to the letter I inserted into my last comment will now be receiving some “KKKristian love letters” from the small %age (and pretty fucking huge actual number) of mouthbreathing social KKKonservatives who spend nearly as much time in church as I do (never/ever) but who self-identify as christians.
One of the major differences between the FRC and the orgs represented by those persons who signed the above letter is that they DON'T have some number of their group actively lying about those who hold opposing views OR sending them hatemail and death threats.
* So, okay, ONE instance of inadvertent snark; sue me