Friday, November 15, 2013

John Boehner lends government facility to group whose speaker, Austin Ruse (and wife) once smeared the Girl Scouts; group actively encourages Russian pogrom of LGBTs

AKSARBENT photo-illustration of Boehner, published on the
occasion of his audio/video cutoff of CSPAN's coverage of
an up/down vote on a payroll tax holiday extension.
After Senator Mark Kirk kicked the so-called World Congress of Families out of a U.S. Senate meeting room, booked for it because, according to a spokesman, “Sen. Kirk doesn’t affiliate with groups that discriminate,” John Boehner stepped in to provide a space in the government meeting
Not-so-fun couple: aptly surnamed
Austin and Cathy Ruse
     Several years ago, Austin Ruse, a far right homophobe who runs the Catholic organization C-FAM, presided over that group's false accusation that the Girl Scouts were distributing HIV+ sex guides to their members. Despite the fact that the lie (below) was thorough debunked (here and here), Ruse's wife, Cathy, a functionary at the Family Research Council, continued to spread the rumor there and has repeatedly attacked the Girl Scouts on other counts. The Ruses ruse is still posted at the Family Research Council:
The Girl Scouts have been "pro-choice" for years, but now they've been caught supporting promiscuous sex for girls. The Planned Parenthood sex guide offered at that "girls only" U.N. meeting offered this advice on Page 11: "Some people have sex when they have been drinking alcohol or using drugs. This is your choice. ... If you want to have sex and think you might get drunk or high, plan ahead by bringing condoms and lube or putting them close to where you usually have sex."
This has caused the Girl Scouts fundraising problems:


The Billerco Project says WCF member groups support legislation in Russia that:
  • prohibits families from discussing sexual orientation
  • prohibits public discussion of sexual orientation
  • silences religious groups that oppose antigay discrimination
  • bars adoption and child custody by gay parents
  • subjects violators to long stays in prison

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