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Monday, June 13, 2005

Christian Coalition Wants Gays To Wear Warning Labels

Rev. Bill Banuchi, executive director of the New York Christian Coalition said,
"We put warning labels on cigarette packs because we know that smoking takes one to two years off the average life span, yet we 'celebrate' a lifestyle that we know spreads every kind of sexually transmitted disease and takes at least 20 years off the average life span according to the 2005 issue of the revered scientific journal Psychological Reports*," said Rev. Bill Banuchi, executive director of the New York Christian Coalition.
Is it any wonder that the Southern Poverty Law Center's Mark Potok had this to say about Christian hate groups?

"Their tone [against homosexuality] has become quite amazing after the Lawrence decision. What was really striking was while the Klan and neo-Nazis spoke out against the Lawrence decision, the really vicious statements came from well-known leaders of the Christian right."

“Our bailiwick is extremism,” he said. “We’ve avoided the Christian Right in the past, and we don’t feel we’ve expanded to include the Christian Right — we feel very strongly they have entered our world [of extremism]. ... They have gone absolutely wild. The level of personal demonization was really quite remarkable. We felt we had to say, ‘Thus far, no further.'"
Potok went on to say that personal vilification and the false science against gay men and lesbians issued by institutions of the religious right are not only hateful, but dangerous.

"It is quite remarkable how they claim to hate the sin but love the sinner. That’s an absurd claim. We have reports that clearly show this kind of rhetoric paves the way to violence. Without question, gay men and lesbians are the most attacked group — and the hate crimes toward them are more violent."

Mark Potok is the editor of SPLC's Intelligence Report. It most recent issue focuses on the activities of Christian hate groups in an article titled Holy War, by Bob Moser.

Paul Cameron is a well-known fraud who has a long record of putting out fradulent anti-gay 'research', as well as suggesting that gays and lesbians should be exterminated.

*Psychological Reports is little more than a vanity publication to which writers pay $27.50 per page to have articles printed.

Click here to send an e-mail to Rev. Bill Banuchi, executive director of the Christian Coalition. Tell him exactly what you think of his Neo-Nazism and references to fraudulent 'research'.


  • At 5:05 AM, Blogger Mike in Texas said…

    I received the following response to my letter. Oddly, it was written by someone other than the 'Rev' to whom it was written.

    I am writing in response to the email you sent to Rev. Bill Banuchi. The only label Rev. Banuchi wrote about was on CIGARETTE PACKS. Where did you get the notion he wrote about labeling homosexuals? Did you read what someone else wrote ABOUT Rev. Banuchi’s press release, or did you read the ACTUAL PRESS RELEASE for yourself? There’s a big difference. In fairness, please try to understand that.

    Here is the sentence from Rev. Banuchi’s press release:

    “We put warning labels on cigarette packs because we know that smoking takes 1 to 2 years off the average life span, yet we “celebrate” a lifestyle that we know spreads every kind of sexually transmitted disease and takes at least 20 years off the average lifespan according to the 2005 issue of the refereed scientific journal Psychological Reports.”

    Where is his reference to labeling homosexuals?

    We all should fear for our souls in matters concerning how we treat one another, expressing and responding to another’s opinion with integrity, instead of with profanity. The last day of our life will sooner or later come to all of us, with eternity awaiting us on the other side. According to the words of Jesus, some will enter into heaven, many will not. Look to Jesus, look to Jesus, look to Jesus to make your future, eternal home with Him!

    So I wrote back.

    I don't know who you are or why you feel you have to speak for the 'Rev' who promotes literature distributed by a hate group. If you really need to know where I read the comments, I found them here.

    Where did you get the notion I said he wrote about labeling homosexuals? I said he SUGGESTED it. The implication is clear, particularly for those who know the history of the hate group literature to which he referred and the man who wrote it, a man who has in the past talked about exterminating homosexuals.

    The journal, Psychological Reports, to which the "Rev" refers is little more than a vanity publication. It charges writers $27.50 per page to publish their material. Further, Psychological Reports ranks exceptionally low in academic ranking of journals.

    The author of the piece the "Rev" refers to is Paul Cameron, a notorious fraud. Cameron started the designated hate group, Family Research Institute.

    Cameron was dropped from membership in the American Psychological Association in 1984 for ethical violations concerning his biased research. That same year, the Psychological Association in his home state of Nebraska adopted a formal resolution disassociating itself from Cameron's work. Read the October 3, 1994 New Republic Article About Paul Cameron

    In 1985, a federal judge concluded that Cameron had engaged in "fraud" and "misrepresentation" when he testified in a gay-related case in Texas. (Baker v. Wade, 106 Federal Rules Decisions 526 [N.D. Texas, 1985]) Judge Buchmeyer of the U.S. District Court of Dallas referred to "Cameron's sworn statement that 'homosexuals abuse children at a proportionately greater incident than do heterosexuals,'" and concluded that "Dr. Paul Cameron...has himself made misrepresentations to this Court" and that "There has been no fraud or misrepresentations except by Dr. Cameron"

    On page 536 of his opinion, Judge Buchmeyer noted the following examples of misrepresentations by Cameron to the Court:

    "(i) his sworn statement that "homosexuals are approximately 43 times more apt to commit crimes than is the general population" is a total distortion of the Kinsey data upon which he relies which, as is obvious to anyone who reads the report, concerns data from a non-representative sample of delinquent homosexuals (and Dr. Cameron compares this group to college and non-college heterosexuals);

    (ii) his sworn statement that "homosexuals abuse children at a proportionately greater incident than do heterosexuals" is based upon the same distorted data and, the Court notes, is directly contrary to other evidence presented at trial besides the testimony of Dr. Simon and Dr. Marmour. (553 F. Supp. 1121 at 1130 n.18.)"

    Speaking at the 1985 Conservative Political Action Conference Cameron said, "'Unless we get medically lucky, in three or four years, one of the options discussed will be the extermination of homosexuals."

    According to an interview with former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, Cameron was recommending the extermination option as early as 1983." - Mark E. Pietrzyk,

    News-Telegraph, March 10, 1995.

    Cameron told Rolling Stone magazine in a March 1999 interview that he feared gay sex would supplant heterosexual sex unless a vigilant society repressed it. "Marital sex tends toward the boring," he said. "Generally, it doesn't deliver the kind of sheer sexual pleasure that homosexual sex does." If all one seeks is an orgasm, he said, "the evidence is that men do a better job on men, and women on women. Homosexuality," he said, "seems too powerful to resist."

    In 1987 the work of Paul Cameron was condemned by the UK Press Complaints Commissions when it was presented as "fact" a newspaper article. Read the Details.

    My question to you is ... Why do you defend a man who disseminates material written by a fraud who operates a known hate group?


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