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American Family Association: Gays Unfit For Employment

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gays in the workplace, american family association gays bad workers, afa gays employmentSimultaneous certified hate group and Christian organization, American Family Association’s (AFA), Gary Glenn dropped by the Linda Harvey Mission America radio show to discuss the “fact” that gays are unfit for employment.

The conversation, in response to Holland, Michigan’s ordinance banning discrimination in the workplace based upon sexual orientation and gender, sparked these highlights:

“Herman Miller, which is a major employer and corporation in Holland, a furniture company, supported this so-called gay rights ordinance on the claim that it allowed them to attract the best and the brightest,” Glenn said.

“Here we go, yeah we heard that before,” Harvey added.

“What ridiculous folly to suggest that only those individuals who engage in homosexual behavior given all of its severe medical consequences constitute the best and the brightest. It’s not really bright to engage in behavior that puts you at dramatically higher risk of mental illness and substance abuse and AIDS and cancer and hepatitis, and according to various sources, premature death. So to suggest that engaging in that type of behavior defines someone as the best and brightest, which seems to be the line coming out of corporate America, is just ridiculous.”

Harvey agreed, adding that gay people are also more likely to be violent and unable to sustain long-term relationships: “You’re right. And higher rates of domestic violence and unstable relationships. I would not think of a homosexual person as a good employment risk, I just wouldn’t.”

“Gays: Mentally ill, hepatitis-ridden, HIV positive, wife-beating, cancerous employees from hell that are just going to die on you before they even complete their assignments at work.”

Kind of long for a bumper sticker, don’t you think?

Shut up. Shut up. Shut up.

(via Ontopmag)

  • Isn’t it stunning to hear it said out loud?  They say it so effortlessly, and they honestly believe what they say.  Of course their “facts” are untrue, but how would you convince them of that? 50 years ago people would just as effortlessly and openly have told you all their “facts” about how blacks are inferior to whites.  That bias is aging out of America- those whose beliefs were so strongly held never changed their mind.  I hope the same will be true of homophobia.  I don’t think we can hope to educate those who hate this deeply. But we must educate future generations and hold fast to our Constitution- “We hold these truths to be self-evident; that all men are created equal…” 

  • Cassandra Snow

    Wasn’t there a survey just published that said that they surveyed and studied lesbian parents and their children and that the rate of abuse was ZERO PERCENT?!

  • Anonymous

    Blow off the AFA.  Hear what’s important:  Holland, MI is on the west side, near Lake Michigan, right in the middle of a very conservative, mostly Dutch Reformed area.  A city there voted in a non discrimination ordinance based on the support of a local furniture manufacturer?  Even their base is sticking it to them if it helps their profits…  But then again, it is just north of Saugatuck…

  • Richard

    Pretty sure Gay Men have a much lower rate of wife beating… given the lack of a wife!  😛

  • WIFE BEATING??? 

  • Anonymous

    Premature death is only cause by homophobic douches like you! If there were more acceptance in this country then we wouldn’t have so many ‘premature deaths’. Inconsiderate pricks.

  • Ok last time i checked I m not a wife beater. and Oh i dont have a WIFE!!!!

  • Ariel Rigsby

    *Various unnamed sources .. Seriously though, “wife beating” ? Very few states allow homosexual marriages (STILL). So how are lesbians at higher risk for wife beating then straight men? Unless they mean gay men beating their wives, at which point we’re right back at the “Gay men like other men” point.

    Really, you’d think by now they’d understand at least -that- much.

  • I thought he was talking about straight guys when he was saying wife beating and mental problem. Its been prove that there are much much more straight poeple who are mentally ill than gay poeple. Those guys are freaking retarded and need to get laid.

  • I am a Christian.
    I am an ordained minister.
    I am straight.
    I am appalled.
      Kathleen Norris wrote that to live the monastic life one must deceive themselves into believing such a life is necessary in order to be in proper relationship with God. These horrific and dangerous folks like AFA and Linda Harvey are also involved in a self-deception that their facile lies and blithe distortions are necessary to the faith they profess.
      I will now type in every word that Jesus the Christ is recorded to have said about homosexuality: ”  ” That was it!
      There is no room here for everything the Christ said about prejudice, inequity, falsehood, hypocrisy, and oppression. Christianity is breaking its bonds of homophobia, but there is a long way to go. I deeply regret the hurt that such remarks from nominally Christian mouths have done.

  • Louis Briggs-Desouza

    Amen. God Bless you.
    This is in response to Mark Throckmorton’s post.

  • Louis Briggs-Desouza

    Amen. God Bless you. This is made in reply to Mark Throckmorton’s post.

  • Louis Briggs-Desouza

    The AFA kind of sounds like the Nazi party and the KKK all rolled into one.
    Jesus taught love not hate…
    It is time people, we need to ALL get along before we destroy our planet.

  • Tara A

    I wish more Christians were like you Mark !

  • William Bellanger

    Aw, c’mon now…gotta make sure these guys are right…I mean…since they’re so credible and all…

  • Homosexuality causes cancer. Huh. *gasp* I had NO idea! Well that explains so much! Like the fact that every person I have known to have cancer were all straight… waitaminute… 😛

  • Shanae Sherriff

    Oh come on Cassandra, you don’t really believe a survey conducted by those agents of Satan known as “qualified researchers” do you? That survey was clearly a fiction made up by the AMORAL, ANTI-AMERICAN COMMIE LIBERALS that are the propagators of the FASCIST ANTI-FAMILY HOMOSEXUAL AGENDA!

    … Heh, but seriously, you can show these religious fanatics whichever study you choose, doesn’t even matter if it seems to actually have some merit in it or not: they don’t want to believe it so they will simply refuse to accept any of it. You cannot use an argument built on logic, reason and evidence to win irrational and narrowminded people over. Especially the kind that are big on overusing sinister-sounding buzzwords.

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