Traditional Values Coalition Produces A "Homosexual Agenda"
Fanning the flames of hatred and division in America
by spreading lies and misinformation
TVC is led by Founder and Chairman Rev. Louis P. Sheldon and his daughter, Executive Director Andrea Sheldon-Lafferty, a former Reagan administration official who works out of the TVC DC office as a Capitol Hill lobbyist with a staff of five. Lafferty initially worked for then-rep Rep. John Hiler (R-IN) and is married to a former press secretary for Tom DeLay (R -TX, Majority Leader of the House). Talk about access! And she's talented. In April 2004, she was named by Washingtonian magazine as one of the city's top lobbyists.
Here are just a few quotes from Sheldon and his daughter that illustrate the extreme level of hatred their organization promotes. Source
Gays are like Hitler and Gestapo: "The Rev. Lou Sheldon, president of the Traditional Values Coalition, said the 'hate crime' designation is increasingly going to be applied against those who believe homosexuality is wrong. 'What Hitler began to build against the Jews is now being built against people of faith who believe the Scriptures are valid for today and their injunctions against certain sexual behaviors is correct,' he said. Several years ago, homosexual activists disrupted a similar conference of his in Sacramento, he said, 'but I didn't have the finances to get a lawyer. For a long time we were the target of their wrath. Now other people are surfacing against them, thank God. If you don't agree with [homosexual activists], they use Gestapo tactics to stop you.' - Washington Times, Tuesday, October 27, 1998, Page A2
Sheldon for quarantining AIDS patients: "Reverend Louis Sheldon of the Traditional Values Coalition has come out in favor of quarantining AIDS patients in what he calls 'cities of refuge.' " - Mark E. Pietrzyk, News-Telegraph, March 10, 1995.
Gays are amoral extremists: "If the Ameircan people are shocked by all of the same-sex smooching that is on television, wait until they see an American president kissing up to the wealthiest extremists of the amoral left." Andrea Sheldon, quoted by People for the American Way, "Hostile Climate," 1988, p.9.
More About the TVC
Recently the Traditional Values Coalition published a new propaganda piece named "The Homosexual Agenda” on its website. TVC claims the report “will provide activists with a fact-filled manual on the myths perpetuated by homosexuals; expose the true objectives of the movement to undermine marriage, recruit children into homosexual behaviors; and reveals how the American Psychiatric Association’s removal of homosexuality as a mental disorder was a political decision engineered by homosexual radicals outside and closeted homosexuals inside this professional organization.”
The Rainbow Alliance has taken a look at the piece and found it just another typical batch of lies, logical fallacies, and hateful innuendo. It's simply another ridiculous homophobic rant.
Here are our answers to what we found in its 18 separate sections.
Exposed: The Myth That Homosexuals Are “Born Gay”
Exposed: The Myth That “Ten Percent Are Homosexual”
Sexual Orientation: Fixed Or Changeable?
Exposed: The Next Phase Of The Homosexual Agenda
Bug Chasing, Drug Use On Rise Among Young Homosexuals
Homosexual Sex Continues To Kill
The Gay Report: A Survey Of Homosexual Sex Habits
Hate Crime Legislation: Unequal Treatment Under The Law
Do Homosexuals Really Want The Right To Marry?
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