Hate Group Uses Gay Couple’s Engagement Photo as Anti-Gay Propaganda
Brian Edwards and Tom Privetere likely thought their engagement photo would be a cute reminder for family and friends of their love and their upcoming wedding.
What I can guarantee you, though, is that they never thought a certified hate group would steal it and use it to spread anti-gay propaganda.
Sound too crazy to be true? Gurl, I wish.
Public Advocate of the United States, listed on the Southern Poverty Law Center’s (SPLC) list of 2011 hate groups, took the couple’s photo without their permission nor the permission of the photographer, Kristina Hill.
They did some some sketchy photoshopping, added some buzz words like “Family Values” and distributed it as anti-gay propaganda against Colorado Senator Jean White, a Republican who supported civil unions. White later lost the primary election.
Big ups to the SPLC, which is threatening to sue Public Advocate and its president Eugene Delgaudio, if they don’t stop using the photo.
Delgaudio, who sounds like a real piece of work, thinks the threat to sue is an attack on him because of previous statements he’s made.
I think it’s because he stole someone else’s property, used it in a way inconsistent with its context, violated and embarrassed a happily married couple, and demonized and entire group of people.