Ah yes how lovely, Faith 2 Action’s Janet Porter just loves her propaganda films. She has, in the past, claimed that lesbians and gays are out to criminalize Christianity (without proof you’ll note) and that homosexuality is no different than adultery. Now, she is trying to use satire to attack homosexuality claiming that being gay is more dangerous than smoking.
Not quite getting that satire is suppose to be funny, Porter and some actors mock the books “Heather Has Two Mommies” and “Daddy’s Roommate” by changing them into “Heather Has Two Cigarettes” and “Daddy’s Roommate Has Lung Cancer”, and accusing a non-smoking toddler of being a “smokerphobe.”
Porter’s film claims that “Homosexual behavior is up to three times more dangerous than smoking. We don’t promote smoking in the schools, so why would we promote something even more dangerous.” Of course, the film also brings on the American Family Association’s Gary Glenn, who favors criminalizing homosexuality.
Glenn says in the video that “If you really care and love somebody you don’t want them to be involved in behavior that’s going to make them die earlier, if you love them you want them to stick around and encourage them to get out of that lifestyle…. True Christian compassion is trying to help people out of self- destructive behavior.”
Here is their lovely little propaganda film:
A quick visit to the CDC might clear some things up. For instance, the CDC states rather clearly that “More deaths are caused each year by tobacco use than by all deaths from human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), illegal drug use, alcohol use, motor vehicle injuries, suicides, and murders combined.”
Of course, it is an apples to oranges type comparison. If one wanted to be more accurate, one would compare being gay to being, say, Jewish or Muslim or straight.
Part of the problem for lesbians and gays is that they do tend to exhibit more dangerous behaviors than straights. Lesbians and gays are more apt to abuse alcohol, tobacco or drugs than their straight counterparts, but not by statistically significant amounts, over all.
But don’t bother telling Porter that. She won’t believe you.