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Anti-gay hate group’s publication deliberately distorts AP news article

Thursday, December 29, 2011

The American Family Association’s One News Now is known for being a fraudulent news sources by often creating a story around the erroneous comments of anti-gay leaders or telling only one side of an incident (making sure to make the gay community look at fault).

But the audacity goes even farther. One News Now has on occasion been inaccurately manipulating Associated Press (AP) articles to put the gay community in a negative light:

The original AP article:

Girls seeking abortions in New Hampshire must first tell their parents or a judge, some employers in Alabama must verify new workers’ U.S. residency, and California students will be the first in the country to receive mandatory lessons about the contributions of gays and lesbians under state laws set to take effect at the start of 2012.

. . . A California law will add gays and lesbians and people with disabilities to the list of social and ethnic groups whose contributions must be taught in history lessons in public schools. The law also bans teaching materials that reflect poorly on gays or particular religions.

The One News Now rendition:

Girls seeking abortions in New Hampshire must first tell their parents or a judge, employers in Alabama must verify new workers’ U.S. residency, and California students will be the first in the country to receive mandatory pro-homosexual indoctrination under state laws set to take effect at the start of 2012.

. . . Also in California, a new law will add homosexuals to the list of social and ethnic groups whose contributions must be taught in history lessons in public schools.

One News Now — and the AFA in general — does seem to have a goal in mind. But it’s obvious that this goal does not entail correctly informing or educating its readers.

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7 more reader comments:

  1. I don’t see why homosexuals need all of this bullshit treatment..

    Posted on Thursday, December 29, 2011 at 5:45pm
  2. Just pathetic. :(

    Posted on Thursday, December 29, 2011 at 5:47pm
  3. People are so fucking stupid…

    Posted on Thursday, December 29, 2011 at 5:51pm
  4. Shocker…. Not.

    Posted on Thursday, December 29, 2011 at 5:56pm
  5. Putting aside race, religion, or creed each group deserves to be portrayed correctly and has the given right to speak up when incorrect info is being distributed to the public. Ignorance is the number one offender of discrimination.

    Posted on Thursday, December 29, 2011 at 6:27pm
  6. Im soooooo suprised that christians are liars…WOW….whatever. Fuck them.

    Posted on Friday, December 30, 2011 at 1:06am
  7. » You shall not bear malicious false witness. ¿Moses [Deut. 5.20]?
    » You shall not go up and down your neighborhood as a tattletale. You shall not profit from your neighbor’s blood. … You shall love your neighbor as yourself. I am ha-Shem. ¿Moses [Lev 19.16, 18]?

    The Law is only as good as the enforcement. These people’s god must be dead if he doesn’t enforce his own laws on his own people. Hail Satan, the star of truth in the world. :D (Yeah, Satan is probably laughing with me, but crying at them.)

    Posted on Friday, December 30, 2011 at 8:43am