Alex Blaze

Being Clear About LGBT Phobia

Filed By Alex Blaze | February 08, 2014 1:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment, Fundie Watch
Tags: Disney TV shows, Good Luck Charlie, homosexual agenda, LGBT agenda, OneMillionMoms, transphobia

homosexual-agenda.jpgIt's a few weeks old and I'm not going to link it, but here are a few paragraphs from a homophobic org's "action alert" about the Good Luck Charlie episode on the Disney Channel that had a kid being raised by two mommies:

Alerting all parents! If "Good Luck Charlie" goes through with introducing LGBT content, then the floodgates will be opened for all programs on the Disney Channel - a trend that will be almost impossible to stop.
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Please send an email letter and urge Care.com to stop sponsoring the Disney Channel if it pushes the LGBT agenda on our children during the program "Good Luck Charlie."

The episode aired because even the conservative and sexist Disney corporation can see which way the wind is blowing.

But that's not what got my attention. Instead, the repeated use of "LGBT" by a hate group is what stood out. I'm old enough to remember when "homosexual" was the preferred term for hatred in the context of press releases and polite discourse, but, now that I think about it, this is definitely not the first time I've seen homophobes use that term.

I doubt it's as effective. Does anyone think that "the LGBT agenda" is as scary sounding as "the homosexual agenda"? The latter sounds like someone is going to try to molest your child, while the former at most plugs into vague resentment about multiculturalism.

Maybe they're trying to be inclusive now that transphobia has become a major rallying point for Christian conservatives. That would be odd, considering how their entire agenda is opposed to inclusion.


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