“Homosexual Activist Brian Sims is Wrong About HB300″

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Did that headline surprise you? It did me, too, when I read it this morning — except the one I read didn’t have quotes around it.


The American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFAP) released a spattering of ridiculous, outright offensive lies yesterday following a press conference on HB300 attended by Brian Sims. In the post, AFAP references a video from the event that shows the Philly State Representative fired up over Daryl Metcalfe's work to stall Pennsylvania's LGBT anti-discrimination bill. In it he mentions the very true fact that the bill has more support — on both sides of the fence — than any other piece of legislation that he's voted for as a member of the House. Well AFAP has fired back, saying that he's wrong and that "all do not support HB300." Then it lays out a few ridiculous bullet points reminding people what the passage of HB300 would "really do to Pennsylvania business owners":

  • Bakers, florists, photographers with deeply held religious beliefs that marriage is only between one man and one woman and refuse to participate in a same-sex “wedding” through baking a cake, providing flowers or taking pictures will be forced to close or fined and required to undergo sensitivity training.
  • Businesses responding to complaints from female customers who are uncomfortable with men in their restrooms and ask those causing the problems — transgender customers — to take their business elsewhere will be hauled before a Human Rights Commission and fined for discrimination.
  • Christian businesses will be forced to celebrate ‘gay pride’ by producing gay pride memorabilia.
  • YMCAs and local pools will be required to permit sexually confused individuals to use the shower and locker facilities they are most comfortable using.

It's almost maddening—especially the horrific comments about the transgender community—but then you just feel sorry for them for being so ignorant. I pity the people who read this and actually think it's true.

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  • Philatonian

    Isn’t there some law against non-profit organizations publishing blatant lies?

  • Tigernan Quinn

    Yes, there will be a stampede of gays making Christians sew us shirts, and we will be FLOODING the YMCA bathrooms just because we can. Oh for crying out loud.

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      …..and yet we’re the Drama Queens?!? It, quite literally, is to laugh.

  • CJWatson3630

    After checking out the AFA’s whole website, I noticed they have a section dedicated to their blatant misunderstanding of the 1st Amendment. I then went back to the Brian Sims story and respectfully commented that they were wrong regarding Brian Sims, gays, and the bill. Guess what they did? They denied approval, and didn’t post my comment. By their interpretation of the First Amendment, I should be able to state my beliefs without being muted. Why would I expect anything less from a bunch of hypocrites?

    • secretlab

      You might expect ‘religious’ organizations to be honest players. AFA is not.

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      They do love their echo chambers, don’t they.

  • cub68134

    Balderdash!

  • mykelb

    The AFA is an SPLC certified hate group. Anyone who takes anything they say seriously has their head up their ass.

  • RAH

    The “Homosexual Agenda” portion of their website is hilariously embarrassing for them, yet wildly entertaining for those educated enough to realize, they’re just promoting their own ignorance.

  • https://twitter.com/Lvng1Tor Lvng1Tor

    HA HA forced to celebrate gay pride! I’m gay and I’m not even forced to celebrate it….I am my own one man parade though!

  • Charliefoxtrot

    I’m not remotely religious, but wonder how some here would feel about having to photograph a wedding of the president of AFAP, and how your refusal to do so as it clashes with your value system is different from Christian objection to baking or photoing gay marriages.

    IMO, they are exactly the same, except one side claims the mantle of inclusion and diversity.

    • Brian_Joness

      To make the scenario equal it would have to be that a gay photographer refuses to take pictures of a Christian wedding because they are Christian. That is already illegal. Sexual orientation is not a belief system.

  • Michex

    Anti-discrimination laws on homosexuality have and will wrongfully force such things on people who do not believe in the homosexual agenda.

    Look at what homosexuals have done to schools. The homosexual children’s book King and King is being forced on second graders. The book depicts a prince who searches for a mate and winds up marrying another man. The book shows the two men kissing. In other words, homosexuality for kids.

    Homosexuals are also forcing LGBTQ clubs to be created in schools. The aim is to brainwash kids and get them to be fine with homosexuality and its agenda, even to the point of encouraging homosexual “experimentation” so that their peers will not view them as sexually “narrow-minded.”

    These things are obvious. The mainstream media will not tell people about these things because it know that readers would be against such things. There is an entire homosexual agenda that goes far beyond same sex marriage.