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Alan Keyes Targeted by GLAAD (Homosex Activists): Please Call or Write in Support of His Show
Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation ^ | 4-30-2002 | alert

Posted on 04/30/2002 7:50:11 AM PDT by Notwithstanding

The Homosexual Problem

 

In case you missed it, the April 23rd edition of 'Alan Keyes is Making Sense' which aired last Tuesday on MSNBC featured a heated debate among host Alan Keyes, Bill Donohue of the Catholic League, and two guests representing both 'Dignity USA', and 'Catholics Speak Out'-advocacy groups who openly promote the legitimization of homosexual activity within the Catholic Church (the recently accused Fr. Shanley served as Chaplain to one of the organizations)

 

Quoting from the statement delivered by the Pope which read, "The abuse of the young is a grave symptom of a crisis affecting not only the church, but society as a whole.  It is a deep-seated crisis of sexual morality..." Keyes established the fact that many of the abuse cases represent clear violations of Church teaching on sexual morality and homosexual activity.  Moreover, Keyes asked whether attempts by groups such as 'Dignity USA' and 'Catholics Speak Out' to legitimize homosexual activity within the Church are indeed part of the problem.

 

As expected, homosexual advocacy groups such as GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) were outraged!  Just last week they issued an ALERT to their loyal members urging them to "express your displeasure with the unfair behavior and defamatory anti-gay attacks of Alan Keyes," providing contact information for the producers of the show.

 

This despite the fact that report after report issued over the last several weeks have made it abundantly clear--the overwhelming majority of accused priests were homosexual priests, and many of their victims were teenage boys.  Keyes was only stating what has become plainly obvious to many.  The solution to the victimization of teenage boys by homosexual priests is NOT to promote more homosexual activity, but to STOP it!

 

In recent weeks it has also been reported that one of the accused priests participated in meetings of NAMBLA (North American Man-Boy Love Association), a group that openly promotes sexual relations between adult males and young boys.  The accusations against Paul Shanley confirm Keyes' judgment that homosexual advocacy groups fuel sexual abuse. 

 

And it is precisely this conviction which has led the Thomas More Law Center to represent parents of a child sexually abused and murdered by a NAMBLA member. 

 

The goal of our lawsuit is to bring down NAMBLA by exposing it for what it is-an organized effort to hide criminal activity between predatory men and adolescent males. 

 

And guess who is opposing us?  The ACLU!  They believe that NAMBLA has a constitutional right to advocate, encourage, and assist men in having sex with underage boys, and they refuse to acknowledge NAMBLA's role in facilitating predatory activity!

 

Father Richard Welch, CSSR, JCD, President of Human Life International, the world's largest pro-life, pro-family apostolate noted, "The lawsuit against NAMBLA sees beyond the rhetoric and rationalizations of a society that is too cowardly to confront its own demons. Finally, we are asserting legally what we have always known in our hearts-that advocacy groups like NAMBLA serve to reaffirm and encourage deviancy, violence, and the exploitation of children."

 

Groups like NAMBLA and those that encourage homosexual activity MUST be stopped!  Their influence on children, particularly in public schools, and in the Catholic Church, must end.  Keyes' show last Tuesday is proof that these groups do not see themselves as part of the problem, but instead are seeking to take advantage of the current crisis in the Church to promote their own perverse agenda.

 

It is time to take action.

 

Show your support for Thomas More Law Center board member Alan Keyes and the courage of MSNBC in calling attention to the homosexual factor in the current Church crisis.

 

Contact Steve Lewis, Executive Producer

201-583-5000

E-Mail: steve.lewis@msnbc.com

 

SUPPORT the Thomas More Law Center and its fight against NAMBLA.  The TMLC provides its legal services without charge to carry out its mission to protect and defend family values.

 

Click here to donate online or to find out how to help:

 

http://www.thomasmore.org/index.cfm?location=9&subsectionid=2

 

Thank you, and may God Bless you.

 

Richard Thompson,

Chief Counsel

 

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MSNBC'S 'ALAN KEYES' MISTREATS GUESTS, DEFAMES GAY CATHOLICS
Write to MSNBC and express your displeasure with the unfair behavior and defamatory anti-gay attacks of Alan Keyes.

As the U.S. Cardinals met in Rome this week to devise a solution to 
the current Catholic Church sex-abuse controversy, comments by Bishop 
Wilton Gregory of Illinois, Cardinal Adam Maida of Detroit, and 
Monsignor Eugene Clark (who substituted for Cardinal Edward Egan last 
Sunday at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York) have again 
demonstrated some church leaders' desire to scapegoat gay priests and 
their sexual orientation for the crisis facing the church.

Anti-gay comments by these three church leaders -- which built on 
earlier, similar statements by Vatican spokesman Joaquin 
Navarro-Valls -- have prompted a flood of media coverage focusing on 
the issue of gay men in the priesthood and the presence of gay, 
lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in the laity. As a result, 
the divide between fair, accurate and inclusive media coverage and 
defamatory opinion has widened.

Most news coverage of these recent attempts to scapegoat gay priests 
and homosexuality in general has been fair, accurate and inclusive. 
"The New York Times," most notably, has done an exceptional job of 
presenting an informed analysis of and discourse on the full 
complexity of the controversy. However, among the opinion shows -- 
many of which have been booking guests who either blame or defend gay 
priests -- none has so clearly violated the most fundamental 
expectations of fairness and propriety as the April 23 edition of 
MSNBC's "Alan Keyes Is Making Sense."

From the start, Keyes -- long known as one of the extreme fringe 
members of the far right -- and guest William Donohue of the Catholic 
League not only attacked and gratuitously insulted the other guests 
on the show (Mary Louise Cervone of Dignity/USA, the nation's largest 
LGBT Catholic membership organization, and Sister Maureen Fiedler of 
Catholics Speak Out), but also insulted gay Catholics in general -- 
with Keyes lecturing the guests who disagreed with him that their 
opinions on the matter were irrelevant because they did not conform 
to his religious beliefs. Among the more egregious examples of Keyes 
and Donohue's attacks and ill-mannered behavior:

**************************************************************************

ALAN KEYES
(after having interrupted Fiedler): "Maureen, hold on. 
Maureen, stop there please. Don't, don't talk over me. Don't talk 
over me! We'll cut your mic off if you don't stop when I start."

**************************************************************************

WILLIAM DONOHUE (after Keyes lectures Sister Fiedler then abruptly 
asks Donahue a question, at which time Fiedler starts to respond to 
inaccuracies on Keyes' statement): "I got the question! I got the 
question, lady! Hey, you with the earrings, hold up!" (Donahue 
subsequently used gestures like twirling his finger around his ear 
on-camera to mock Fiedler and Cervone when they spoke).

**************************************************************************

DONOHUE (shouting at Cervone and referring to a priest accused of 
child sexual abuse who was a former member of Dignity/USA): "YOU'RE 
in denial! [Paul] Shanley's your boy! Shanley is your boy; he's not 
my boy! That's your boy! You're concerned about children but you're 
in favor of partial-birth abortions! Tell it to somebody who you can 
sell the Brooklyn Bridge to! Don't tell it to me, lady!"

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KEYES: "The one problem we have here is that you are acting as if 
what your opinion -- we take a vote on it or something in the church 
-- that's not what truth is about, especially not according to 
Christian and Catholic teaching. If there is a God... (Fiedler 
begins to respond) Let me finish please, let me finish. If there 
is, as we deeply believe, an absolute supreme being who has by his 
will determined the difference between right and wrong, then it 
doesn't matter what your opinion is -- what matters is what his will 
and law are. And according to Catholic teaching, that will and law 
exclude sexual activity outside of God's plan of procreation. You 
want to include it? The Catholic doctrine says God excludes it. We 
don't take a vote on that! Because you can't vote on God's law. He 
makes it; we don't."

**************************************************************************

KEYES: "And I have to say to you ladies, I deeply believe you 
illustrate the problem perfectly ... And you are, in my opinion, a 
great symptom of that crisis. And sad to say, I think the time has 
come to tell folks with your view you've got to go elsewhere. It's a 
free country; you don't have to be Catholics. But you can't be 
allowed to corrupt the doctrine and practice of the Catholic Church."

**************************************************************************

As a guest on the program, Donahue's behavior is consistent with his 
previous media appearances. However, Keyes' unfairness, given his 
position as host, is inexcusable. Keyes clearly was unable to put 
aside his own beliefs and biases to allow for a respectful discussion 
of the issues.


TAKE ACTION NOW!

Write to MSNBC and express your displeasure with the unfair behavior 
and defamatory anti-gay attacks of Alan Keyes. Let MSNBC know that 
it has an obligation to provide better platforms for intelligent, 
respectful discussions of important issues.

Contact:
Steve Lewis
Executive Producer
Alan Keyes Is Making Sense
(201) 583-5000
E-mail: steve.lewis@msnbc.com

Please copy your e-mail to GLAAD at glaad@glaad.org.


      

   
   
   

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1 posted on 04/30/2002 7:50:12 AM PDT by Notwithstanding
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To: Notwithstanding
Making Sense is fast becoming by favorite show in the talk news format. Keyes is great.
2 posted on 04/30/2002 7:53:33 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: *Catholic_list; frogandtoad; Domestic Church; BlessedBeGod; saradippity; maryz; Jeff Chandler...
Alan Keyes BUMP
3 posted on 04/30/2002 7:58:29 AM PDT by history_matters
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To: Notwithstanding
We don't take a vote on that! Because you can't vote on God's law. He makes it; we don't.

Game, set, match.

4 posted on 04/30/2002 8:00:45 AM PDT by freedomcrusader
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To: history_matters
Done deal. E-mail sent to MSNBC.
5 posted on 04/30/2002 8:01:12 AM PDT by TexKat
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To: Notwithstanding
KEYES: "The one problem we have here is that you are acting as if what your opinion -- we take a vote on it or something in the church -- that's not what truth is about, especially not according to Christian and Catholic teaching. If there is a God... (Fiedler begins to respond) Let me finish please, let me finish. If there is, as we deeply believe, an absolute supreme being who has by his will determined the difference between right and wrong, then it doesn't matter what your opinion is -- what matters is what his will and law are. And according to Catholic teaching, that will and law exclude sexual activity outside of God's plan of procreation. You want to include it? The Catholic doctrine says God excludes it. We don't take a vote on that! Because you can't vote on God's law. He makes it; we don't."

Amazing. Keyes states a point of Catholic doctrine, as usual clearly and concisely, without name-calling or vitriol, and it is characterized as "unfair." Unfairness, to Nambla, gays and their apologists, is what other people call truth.

6 posted on 04/30/2002 8:01:36 AM PDT by browardchad
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To: skeeter
Did you happen to catch the show under discussion? I didn't, but then I'm seldom up that late. Maybe I'll have to start taping him.
7 posted on 04/30/2002 8:02:45 AM PDT by maryz
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To: all
I'll remember every one of the anti-Keyes Show naysayers when this show leaves us. We should despise each and every one of them.
8 posted on 04/30/2002 8:05:29 AM PDT by Registered
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To: *SASU; JMJ333; Tourist Guy; EODGUY; abandon; Khepera; Dakmar; RichInOC; RebelDawg; Fiddlstix...
bimp
9 posted on 04/30/2002 8:07:22 AM PDT by Khepera
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To: Notwithstanding
Alan Keyes, the man who should have been president, or should be sitting on the Supreme Court...
10 posted on 04/30/2002 8:07:35 AM PDT by RLK
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To: Registered
I didn't vote for Keyes, and never really appreciated him -- until now. His ability to speak and reason clearly is truly a gift, whether you agree on a particular issue or not.
11 posted on 04/30/2002 8:08:40 AM PDT by browardchad
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To: maryz
I saw it. Keyes correctly identified the inconsistency of the 'pro-reform' side's position by immediately pointing out that it was the reformers who caused the current problem by opening up the clergy to 'progressive' influences a few decades ago. From then one they looked totally foolish, which is really why GLAAD is so outraged.

Keyes doesn't care at all about appearing 'tolerant', which is why I love him.

12 posted on 04/30/2002 8:11:06 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Notwithstanding
Thanks for the heads up. I'm proud of Keyes and the folks at Thomas More. Just the sort of thing for which we were hoping from them and a decided breath of fresh air after 13 years of hearing about and watching the Tulane Legal Aid folks at work.
13 posted on 04/30/2002 8:12:42 AM PDT by Askel5
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To: skeeter
MSNBC'S 'ALAN KEYES' MISTREATS GUESTS, DEFAMES GAY CATHOLICS

Where is the mistreatment? Where is the defamation? 'Mistreatment' must be Keyes getting in a word of truth edgewise to perverted motor-mouths who regard truth as defamation.

Cordially,

14 posted on 04/30/2002 8:19:41 AM PDT by Diamond
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To: RLK
Alan is an extremely intelligent man and one of the most articulate men alive. His preachy style though is a turn off to the majority of voters and his unwillingness to compromise would not last long as President. Bush on the other hand is a bit too willing to compromise. That doesn't make Bush bad, just disappointing at times. Reagan was the best ever articulating ideas, compromising only when neccessary, and appealing to the masses.
15 posted on 04/30/2002 8:25:18 AM PDT by Always Right
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To: Notwithstanding; pollwatcher; 3catsanadog; mdittmar; verboten; braDíS GRAMMA; IM2PHAT4U...
The gay mafia usually wins these battles because conservatives refuse to fight back. I hope freepers will take a few seconds to e-mail MSNBC and show their support for Alan Keyes.

Click Here To Write MSNBC and Show Your Support for Alan Keyes who is being Attacked by the Gay Mafia!

16 posted on 04/30/2002 8:25:59 AM PDT by Diago
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To: Registered
I'm sure they'll be a lot happier with the genitalia-free Phil Dona-spew.
17 posted on 04/30/2002 8:28:12 AM PDT by CounterCounterCulture
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To: Notwithstanding
Bump for Keyes!
18 posted on 04/30/2002 8:30:31 AM PDT by Aunt Polgara
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To: Registered
Well, so far, it is only being moved, right? Anyhow, yeah, I don't understand the people here who regularly attack Alan Keyes, when he stands for everything in the FR charter. I do wish he had more monologue time, though.

I saw that segment, BTW, and it was an absolute classic. I wish I had it on tape. "You with the earrings!" ROFL

19 posted on 04/30/2002 8:34:09 AM PDT by B Knotts
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To: Always Right
I think he's far less "preachy" than O'Reilly. But that's just me, I guess.
20 posted on 04/30/2002 8:35:45 AM PDT by B Knotts
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