Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Rick Scarborough Lies #1

War on Christians or Campaign of Hatred?


Dr. Rick Scarboroough
Where do Christian preachers who spread lies and misinformation go when they die? H-E-L-L maybe?

Based on all the lies you spread about gay and lesbian people I would think you are on the fast track. I know you are convinced otherwise so I won't even bother to elaborate too much on the subject. There is so much mean spirited talk and complete bullshit coming your mouth that it makes me sick. The Gospel of Hate coming from Rick Scarborough is unchristian. It is crazy how you big Christian leaders continue to lie to your congregation and to America. If you can't find something factual you guys fabricate whatever you want. When your experts are exposed or fired from their own professional organizations you hire them for your own staff and "think tanks."

The first thing I notice when in your boos is that most of those you quote can not be contacted for an interview. Why does such a family rarely mention his own family in any of his books? When we Google your "experts" they are all the same right wing fundamentalists and usually a member of your own churches or staff.
You state that you got your start due to a Safe Sex seminar that pissed you off. Of course the girl who gave the seminar is dead according to you. What was the name of the group she represented? We would love to know more about them. In your book you wonder "how many kids died due to her information." How dare you make that statement. How pathetic of you to assualt a person who died doing her damned best to prevent your child from dying from HIV/AIDS. I guarantee you that more children are dead because they grew up with strict fundamentalist parents like yourself who would not tolerate any safe sex message in their home. You have no degree in medicine sir and those who call you "doctor" hopefully know that your training was in seminary schools and not any medical school. You should apologize to her family for a hateful statement like that. We'll ask more of you about your family later, guaranteed.
Many of your sources come from "experts" who attended unaccredited Fundamentalist Christian Universities like Bob Jones University or Quack U in Pensacola.

My biggest outrage and is where you added the research of frauds like Dr. Montieth in your books. Dr. Stanley Montieth's lost his professional liscense years ago thanks to his own lies and false research. Stop your lies Rick Scarborough. You are killing us.
-Me
About Dr. Stanley:
Dr. Stanley is a Doctor who sells tapes (see the link) that make me wonder if he is on drugs or just a nut. I'm guessing both based on what I see. When you are a big part of the Gospel of Hate and lose your professional liscense, don't worry becauase the folks at Family Research Council will just move you into their buildings and call you a "think tank." Think tank of lies and hate, obviously.
Here is a summary I saw about the lying physician named Monteith:

"Dr. Stanley Monteith has been studying the movement to create a world government for almost 40 years. During his 35-year career as an orthopedic surgeon he traveled to Europe, lived in South Africa, and researched the records of the men and the organizations that are working to bring our nation under the control of a corporate elite." [newswithviews.com]

Let's expose and clear up some of these outright printed in Dr. Scarborough's book "Enough is Enough" as related to gay men and their sexual practices. I won't expect to receive one Dr. Scarborough but in return please do not expect me to ever bite my tongue when I question something odd about you in a book that you wrote, in a quote I find, in a Sermon I heard, or about you or your family.

This crap is that offensive Dr. Scarborough, and most of it has been fabricated by powerful Christian leaders - - men who claim to be honest and Christian but who do not have the basic decency or morals not to lie about gay and lesbian people just in order to further their Gospel of Hate. Read below for an indexed explanation of where all this crap came from. It is easily Google-able.

Here are just a few of the lies printed in Enough is Enough thanks to the Holy Rev Scarborough.

  1. 29 % of male gays engage in "Golden Showers"
  2. 47 % of male gays engage in "Fisting"
  3. 92 % of male gays engage in "Rimming"
  4. 93 % of male gays engage in "Rectal Sex"
  5. 17 % of male gays engage in "Scatting" - the practice of eating and handling feces.

If you really think Dr. Scarborough that even one gay person in whatever sized study/suvey of gay men enjoys or practices "Scatting" -- then you are the most stupid individual on the face of this Planet. You owe a lot of good people an apology Dr. Scarborough because you knew this was not true when you printed it. If you didn't, you have been brainwashed by the idiot in charge Dr. Kennedy of Fort Lauderdale. Hit the reply key to post a formal apolgy now if you would like to get that one off of your chest.

Really, just how utterly nasty this Christian Gospel of Hate has become. It is just so offensive and mean spirited.

***Read on for the facts about where all this crap came from ***

From www.qrd.org

Subject: Filthy Practices
To: gaynet@queernet.org
Date: Thu, 28 Jul 94 20:49:04 CDT
From: Al Geiersbach

28 July 1994
Filthy Practices
I can't understand why the press is so gentle with the so-called "Religious Right", the so-called "Conservative Christians". The best I can think is that editors and reporters are simply ignorant of what is actually being done by these fundamentalist-evangelicals, or "Christians", as they style themselves. Conservative Christians are handled with kid gloves by the news media, yetwhen there is even the mildest criticism of them, they complain that they are victims of nazi-like persecution. This appeal to martyrdom is belied by the scurrilous propaganda
that these "Christians" publish. Those who circulate the sort of distorted, hate-filled propaganda that emanates from conservative Christian souces are themselves more likely candidates for the "nazi" label than are those whom they accuse. Consider the case of "filthy homosexual practices". It has now become the habit for conservative Christians, in their speech,
letters, printed material, video tapes, and radio and television broadcasts, to accuse homosexuals of "filthy practices", such as "feces eating". When these Christians resort to numbers in an attempt to lend credence to their charges, their claim is that something like 92% of homosexuals derive sexual pleasure from feces eating". Compare this "feces eating" propaganda with some of Hitler's anti-Semitic propaganda, such as the film, "The Eternal Jew",which, among many other vile distortions, alternated a picture of an evil looking man with a large, hooked nose, with a picture of a scraggly rat crawling around. Compare and decide who is the nazi and who the victim of the nazi in America today: decide who
deserves to be handled with kid gloves. As Jews have been victims of the "blood libel" spread by
certain Christians in certain periods of history, so gays and lesbians are now victims of the "feces libel" that is being spread today in America by conservative Christians who claim to "love their neighbors as themselves". The "feces libel" originates from the work of the Josef Goebbels of the conservative Christians, Dr. Paul Cameron, a 54-year-old psychologist who holds a Ph.D. from the University of Colorado. Cameron's original attempts to vilify homosexuals have been carriedforward and developed by California physician Stanley Montieth in the video tape "The Gay Agenda", and in the fund-raising videos promoted by Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell, D.
James Kennedy, and other Christian propagandists. Today conservative Christians widely circulate Cameron's many libels against gays and lesbians in a growing body of printed literatureand video tape propaganda that attempts to influence voters to deny gays and lesbians protection from discrimination in housing and employment. It is reported that conservative
Christians have raised millions of dollars marketing hatred. Dr. Cameron started his campaign of anti-gay vilification in Lincoln, Nebraska, where he operated as ISIS, the Institute for the Scientific Investigation of Sexuality. Among his activities while operating in Nebraska was the issuance of a series of anti-gay pamphlets, such as "Murder, Violence and Homosexuality". This typical Cameron pamphlet, with a 1984 ISIS copyright notice, shows on its cover a picture of a young girl cowering in a corner, a look of terror on her face, her arms raised to fend off an attack from a male arm holding a large hatchet above her. Cameron was expelled from his professional organization, the American Psychological Association, in 1983. Anyone seeing his "Murder, Violence and Homosexuality" pamphlet, and realizing that it was published by a practicingpsychologist, can readily understand why his colleagues no longer wanted him in their
company. The American Sociological Association warned its membership against him and denounced his representation of himself as a sociologist. The Nebraska Psychological Association dissociated itself from him and his activities. Cameron moved from Nebraska to Washington, D.C., and moderated his propaganda, giving it a more academic cloak. Pamphlets similar to "Murder, Violence and Homosexuality" are still being issued by Cameron's Washington, D.C. group, the Family Research Institute, but he has toned them down and changed some of the scurrilous pictures. Cameron's connection with "feces eating" originates in a large survey he did of sexual practices in 1983. The study had a phenomenally high rejection rate of 52.5% and was so flawed in other respects that it has never been published in a reputable scientific journal. Cameron resorted to the pay-for-publication vanity" journal, Psychological Reports, to publish his data in a number or articles, and he now gives his hate pamphlets a cloak of respectability by citing his own publications in Psychological Reports. The main source of the conservative Christian statistics vilifying gays, and the origin of the data that developed into the "feces libel", is Cameron's 1989 Psychological Reports paper, "Effect of Homosexuality Upon Public Health and Social Order". It is of interest because it shows the process of distortion that has been progressively been used by conservative Christians to arrive at "the filthy homosexual practice of feces eating". One of the major flaws with Cameron's data is that he only had 41 survey respondents who identified themselves as homosexual men, and only 25 homosexual women. No reputable researcher would attempt generalizations about an entire population from such a
small number, but that is exactly what Cameron did. Indeed, Cameron added bisexuals into his "homosexual" group in some cases to make the numbers look worse. The responses of heterosexuals to Cameron's survey questions showed that what conservative Christians have come to label "filthy practices" are not confined to homosexuals. To give maximum force to hiscampaign to vilify gays and lesbians, Cameron could not publicize the numbers showing the large participation of heterosexuals in these activities, so he
resorted to the trickery of showing percentages instead of
actual figures. By using percentages he attempts to put his
highly unreliable, very small homosexual sample on equal ground
with his much larger sample of heterosexuals, results of which
could claim a reasonable accuracy, had his survey not been
flawed in other ways. In Cameron's pamphlets he often doesn't even show percentages, let alone the actual numbers of respondents easily derivable from his published paper, but only invidious comparisons, such as that "homosexuals are 6 times more likely to engage in sex
with animals". This approach allows him to avoid showing the percentages as well as the actual numbers of heterosexuals engaging in "filthy practices". By not quantifying heterosexual participation at all, Cameron induces the impression that these "filthy practices" are overwhelmingly a homosexual phenomenon, which is in fact the exact opposite of the truth shown by his own numbers. Conservative Christians start at the level of Cameron's pamphlets, with their invidious and distorted comparisons based on the misuse of highly unreliable data. Conservative Christians do not bother to check the validity of the figures they use in
their propaganda. Worse still, they have resorted to progressively more demonizing terminology to accompany their faulty numbers as their propaganda has gone through new editions and stages of development. For example, Cameron's original 1989 paper did not talk of
"feces eating". The actual question Cameron asked in his survey was whether the respondent had ever engaged in "oral analcontact". In the hands of conservative Christians, "oral analcontact" has been twisted over the few years of evolution oftheir propaganda to "feces eating". And that perversion ofCameron's work typifies the way in which conservative Christianpropaganda has evolved from the promotion of "family values" tothe highly successful money-raiser that the libel of "filthy homosexual practices" has become for them.Cameron's own work shows that "feces eating" (oral analcontact) can in no way be fairly characterized as a "filthyhomosexual practice". If anything, it is more accurately termeda "filthy heterosexual practice".In Cameron's survey, as the 1989 Psychological Reports paper indicates, he found 51 male and female homosexuals who admitted to having engaged in oral anal contact. But he also found 1006
heterosexuals who admitted the same thing. That is, of 1057survey respondents who said they had participated in whatconservative Christians call "feces eating", 95% identified themselves as heterosexuals. In other words, the conservative Christians' "feces eating" isactually a "filthy heterosexual practice"; for 95% of those whoengage in it are heterosexuals. Many similar examples of the distortion of statistics by conservative Christians could be cited. Conservative Christiansare, in fact, conducting a campaign of vilification against gays that is becoming increasingly rabid, and that is indeed worthy of the best efforts of Dr. Goebbels and his Nazi propaganda machine. The Bible warns us against those who constantly say "Lord,Lord", and advises us "By their fruits ye shall know them".Conservative Christians continually protest that they "love the sinner". But they make themselves truly known by the fruits oftheir work in originating or propagating this vile, malicious, libelous propaganda that is clearly intended to throw gasolineon the fire.By their hateful actions, conservative Christians makethemselves unworthy of "kid glove" treatment, and they certainlyare not entitled to the cloak of the martyr.

Stop your lies about us Rev. Rick Scarborough. Forget the pie someone put in the face of Anita Bryant years ago. You deserve something much nastier, sir.

4 comments:

Mark said...

"I think he's (Rick Scarborough) a very dangerous man. That whole 'Christian nation' movement is attempting to undermine the absolute strength and genius of this country, and that's the First Amendment. To make judges a religious issue is ludicrous."

-- David R. Currie, the executive director of Texas Baptists Committed, an anti-fundamentalist group that won a war with Scarborough over the direction of the Texas Baptist General Convention.
- Houston Chronicle

Anonymous said...

from Smirknet.com

Friends of Rick Scarborough

Worldview Weekend's BrannonHowse Y2K expert for Reverend Jerry Falwell's National Liberty Journal:

" You should consider beginning to stockpile your supplies now because there is growing speculation that liberal lawmakers may pass “anti-hoarding” laws to prevent wise individuals from being prepared to live through the potential turmoil from Y2K fallout"


--Brannon Howse held his Worldview Weekend at Scarboroughs Pearland Church and has featured his buddy Rev. Rick and his Cellmate Tom Delay frequently in their programs. They also sell literature at these events advocating the death sentence for gay people. I have a gay sister - that scares me!

-Rick

Bill K said...

Paul Cameron is not a physican. He now works for the Family Research Council directly.

Check out the Paul Cameron Bio and Fact Sheet.


Excerpt:fwn

He is chairman of the Family Research Institute, PO Box 62640, Colorado Springs, CO, 80962-2640. Telephone: (303) 681-3113. Fax: (303) 681-3427. E-mail: pdcameron@juno.com









In the mid-1980s, the gay press labeled Paul Cameron "the most dangerous antigay voice in the United States today."2,3,4 Here are some important facts about him.


On December 2, 1983, the American Psychological Association sent Paul Cameron a letter informing him that he had been dropped from membership. Early in 1984, all members of the American Psychological Association received official written notice that "Paul Cameron (Nebraska) was dropped from membership for a violation of the Preamble to the Ethical Principles of Psychologists" by the APA Board of Directors.5 Cameron has posted an elaborate argument about his expulsion from APA on his website, claiming that he resigned from APA before he was dropped from membership. Like most organizations, however, APA does not allow a member to resign when they are being investigated. And even if Cameron's claims were accepted as true, it would be remarkable that the largest professional organization of psychologists in the United States (and other professional associations, as noted below) went to such lengths to disassociate itself from one individual.

At its membership meeting on October 19, 1984, the Nebraska Psychological Association adopted a resolution stating that it "formally disassociates itself from the representations and interpretations of scientific literature offered by Dr. Paul Cameron in his writings and public statements on sexuality."6

In 1985, the American Sociological Association (ASA) adopted a resolution which asserted that "Dr. Paul Cameron has consistently misinterpreted and misrepresented sociological research on sexuality, homosexuality, and lesbianism" and noted that "Dr. Paul Cameron has repeatedly campaigned for the abrogation of the civil rights of lesbians and gay men, substantiating his call on the basis of his distorted interpretation of this research."7 The resolution formally charged an ASA committee with the task of "critically evaluating and publicly responding to the work of Dr. Paul Cameron."
At its August, 1986 meeting, the ASA officially accepted the committee's report and passed the following resolution:

The American Sociological Association officially and publicly states that Paul Cameron is not a sociologist, and condemns his consistent misrepresentation of sociological research. Information on this action and a copy of the report by the Committee on the Status of Homosexuals in Sociology, "The Paul Cameron Case," is to be published in Footnotes, and be sent to the officers of all regional and state sociological associations and to the Canadian Sociological Association with a request that they alert their members to Cameron's frequent lecture and media appearances."8

Cameron's credibility was also questioned outside of academia. In his written opinion in Baker v. Wade (1985), Judge Buchmeyer of the U.S. District Court of Dallas referred to "Cameron's sworn statement that 'homosexuals abuse children at a proportionately greater incident than do heterosexuals,'" and concluded that "Dr. Paul Cameron...has himself made misrepresentations to this Court" and that "There has been no fraud or misrepresentations except by Dr. Cameron" (p.536).9


http://psychology.ucdavis.edu/rainbow/html/facts_cameron_sheet.html

Anonymous said...

I was a Christian once, but now I have no plan or desire to go to a heaven full of these hateful people.

-Jill K.