Why Does The Family Research Council Hate Our National Anthem?

Jim Burroway

July 11th, 2007

The Family Research Council just sent this action alert to its supporters:

This past Sunday, at the San Diego Padres baseball game, what was advertised as a “Free Floppy Hat Night” for kids under 14 turned out to be a double play. While the Padres management was enticing families with the giveaway for kids, it was also promoting the evening as a Gay Pride night at the ballpark. Children who received free hats were treated to the Gay Man’s Chorus of San Diego singing the national anthem prior to what one homosexual group billed as “Out at the Park with the San Diego Padres.”

…Click the link below to contact the San Diego Padres and tell them that baseball is a family game that shouldn’t be used as an exhibition of homosexual lifestyles.

A gay chorus singing “The Star Spangled Banner” is an “exhibition of homosexual lifestyles.” My hat’s off to the FRC. I don’t have the imagination it takes to make this stuff up.


July 11th, 2007

And if they use the name, “Gay Man’s Chorus of San Diego” and promote it as “Out at the Park with the San Diego Padres,” just what did FRC state inaccurately?

It’s not a matter of imagination to make this stuff up Jim. It’s a matter of enough intellectual honesty to admit that while you may disagree with FRC promotion is still what is was.

Jim Burroway

July 11th, 2007


What part of that is an “exhibition of homosexual lifestyles?”

And when the national anthem is sung and a couple of announcements are made, what exactly do you believe is being “promoted”


July 12th, 2007

I don’t know, Jim, in a niggling way I think George is basically correct. Some gay men do sing in gay choirs. When they sing in public they are exhbiting that part of their, uh, lifestyle if you will.

Of course, this isn’t as sinister as the akward and alarming sounding phrase “exhibition of homosexual lifestyles” suggests, but obviously for the FRC, any public aknowledgment of homosexuality that is isn’t meant to discourage or condemn it is just wrong, darn it.

Isn’t the real point that even if this FRC post is accurate in every detail, there’s just nothing scary or improper going on? Maybe it makes them money from their hard core supporters, but ultimately this kind of thing just makes them seem like the kooks they are. Look how they have to struggle to make something so innocent seem like a threat to families and kids and everything that is good about America.


July 12th, 2007

Gay men sing the national anthem and go to baseball games. Technically, that is a type of homosexual lifestyle. The term “exhibition” is inaccurate; the ball park was charging for a baseball game, not for the anthem or for other audience members.

I’m just amused by the idea that the Padres have a mandate from “Big Sodomy” to introduce a homosexual agenda…

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