Twisting and distorting studies to suit their bigoted agenda is practically a pastime for anti-gay conservative “family” groups, but it’s only too rare to see any of them ever be held accountable for it. Which makes this all the more wonderful: Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) grilling Tom Minnery, the head of CitizenLink (the group behind this atrocious video), a Focus on the Family affiliate, over his insidious misrepresentation of a 2010 government study wherein he redefines “nuclear families” as “opposite-sex married families” and claims to be ignorant of which definition the study used – despite it being right there in the actual text of the study. Watch:
It’s less clear whether these Liars for JesusTM actually don’t bother to read the research they’re basing their bullshit arguments on, or if they do know exactly what the text says and conscientiously lie about it. Either way, it’s a pretty damning show of utter dishonesty that would immediately disqualify any further testimony they may have brought to bear in any ideal world.
For all the previous fuss over how Franken’s previous career as a comedian might hinder his competence as a legislator, he certainly seems keen on disproving such notions by being one of the damn best lawmakers in the Senate. Even more kudos to him for holding these bastards’ feet to the fire until they’re nicely burned.
(via Joe. My. God.)