BTB Mentioned in “Bay Windows”

Jim Burroway

July 13th, 2007

Bay Windows, New England’s largest LGBT newspaper, published an op-ed this week by Richard J. Rosendall mentioning the work we do at Box Turtle Bulletin. (It’s also reprinted at IGF.) Citing an article about Paul Cameron, Rosendall bemoans the fact that reporters often aren’t very diligent in getting to the root of a story:

One advantage enjoyed by phony experts is that those who interview them and report their published claims are seldom prepared to challenge either their claims or their professional credentials…

We are fortunate that groups like GLAAD, Box Turtle Bulletin and SPLC are active in refuting anti-gay propaganda disguised as news, but there are far more news outlets than they can handle, in an expanding array of media. All of us who are consumers as well as subjects of the news must be vigilant. When you find a reporter giving credence to the work of an anti-gay “expert,” call the reporter and the editor on it. Instead of merely berating them, use the occasion as a teaching moment. First, though, be sure to do more careful homework than the reporter.

See also:

Paul Cameron’s World: to learn more about Cameron’s “solution” for gays and lesbians.
Paul Cameron’s Collaborators: A running list of people who use Cameron’s “statistics.”
Paul Cameron’s Footprint: to learn about Cameron’s latest “lifespan study.”
Paul Cameron vs. Professional Ethics: to learn about Cameron’s censures by professional organizations.

Abigail

July 13th, 2007

Jim, I can’t thank you enough for your ongoing vigilance to counter Cameron’s outrageous claims. I know it’s a lot of work, which makes me appreciate your efforts all the more!

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