Friday, March 10, 2006

This Is Just Dishonest

e knew that Kevin Blier and his gang at Vermont Renewal and the Center for American Cultural Renewal lacked integrity but this really does take the cake. We've pointed out the gross similarities between the beliefs and hateful rhetoric of Fred Phelps' Westboro Baptist Church and the post that Blier's CFACR website labeled Fag Commentary: "Rebuke Them Sharply" in our recent post on subject, "God Hates Fags?"  Last night we received an email that said the title at Blier's CFACR had been changed to Rebuke Them Sharply For Calling "Gays" Bad Names.

We checked it out and it's true.  For the time being you can see it here. There's no notation about the change.  You can see how the title originally appeared in the Features section (near the bottom and also for the time being) in the Google cache here.  We can understand their embarrassment at their own title for the piece but how do they explain deleting the line "Hate the sin but love the sinner? Of course. And to be precise: Hate the faggotry but love the fag" from the author's work and then not using the soap and water on the nine other occasions where the word "fag" is used in the commentary?

You could say it's because Kevin and his group are dishonest, lack integrity and that they're cowards.  If you did, you'd be right.  But if you think that words like "fag" and "homo" aren't a part of the behind the scenes nomenclature of groups like Kevin's, well, that's just naive.

Thanks to Pat in Montpelier for catching this one.

What do fellow GOP conservatives say about The Center for American Cultural Renewal? "...(A)n organization with no Washington presence and little clout with social conservatives outside Vermont where it is based."


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