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Conservative Homophobes, Losing PR Battle, Seek New Word for "Gay"

 
 
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This story out of the Conservative Christian "awakening" conference in DC shows just how far we've come in terms of gay rights--and how nervous it's making the institutions that bank on homophobia. Right-Wing groups are actively seeking new ways to say the word "gay' because the stigma they've tried to maintain around the term has failed.

As the Advocate.com editors note in their post on the topic, conference attendees suggested "changing the terms of debate, namely, swapping the word 'gay' for alternatives including 'sodomy' and 'anti-Christian.'”

Watch the video, by Sofia Resnick of the American Independent, at which a speaker, Ryan Sorba, blatantly makes it clear that using the word "gay" is not working for their cause:

AlterNet / By Sarah Seltzer

Posted at April 13, 2011, 4:50am

 
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