By Melanie Nathan, April 20, 2013.
The News Publication, WND, with an extreme right wing slant describes itself on its about page as “an independent news company dedicated to uncompromising journalism, seeking truth and justice and revitalizing the role of the free press as a guardian of liberty.” And continues to note: “We remain faithful to the traditional and central role of a free press in a free society – as a light exposing wrongdoing, corruption and abuse of power.”
I imagine fostering “killing of Gays” fits right in with that description.
WND is a front for extreme propaganda serving a platter of anti-gay rhetoric and revisionist history, including the reprehensible promotion of Scott Lively’s re-write of the Holocaust, The Pink Swastika,” blaming the Holocaust on Gays, and a forum for commentators to call for the “Killing of Gays.” in the name of the Bible.
An online publication was founded by birther Joseph Farah and Elizabeth Farah in May 1997, WND says it seeks ” to stimulate a free-and-open debate about the great moral and political ideas facing the world and to promote freedom and self-government by encouraging personal virtue and good character.” And boasts that it is “now a leading Internet news site in both traffic and influence.”
WND founder – Joseph Farah, must surely be aware of the call to kill gays strewn across his website, via articles and comments alike, whether a call directed to Africa or Uganda, as he himself has done much to foster his relationship and provide a venue to Mr. Pink Swastika himself.
“He launched the online WorldNetDaily in 1997. Farah received the Washington Times Foundation National Service Award, in 1996. Farah is among those who have promulgated conspiracy theories questioning Barack Obama’s status as a natural born citizen of the United States and resultant eligibility to serve as U.S. President, stating, “It’ll plague Obama throughout his presidency. It’ll be a nagging issue and a sore on his administration, much like Monica Lewinsky was on Bill Clinton’s presidency” and “It’s not going to go away, and it will drive a wedge in an already divided public.”Despite the release of Obama’s notarized birth certificate abstract, Farah demanded that Obama release his “long-form” birth certificate, which was subsequently posted on the White House’s web site on April 27, 2011. Farah had previously pledged $15,000 to the hospital where Obama was born upon the release of said document. When Obama finally released the long-form birth certificate, he called it “fraudulent.”
And a most profound claim to fame is his infamous designation courtesy Scott Lively’s Truth Abiding Ministries, nominating Joseph Farah to the top 10 ‘best of most pro family’ list as established by super hater Lively himself in – “a virtual who’s who of SPLC-designated hate groups” – just look at the company kept on the auspicious list of haters and you known what WND is truly about:
- Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth.
- Brian Camenker of MassResistance.
- Joseph Farah of WND.
- Linda Harvey of Mission: America.
- Bryan Fisher of American Family Association.
- Mat Staver, Matt Barber and Judith Reisman of Liberty Counsel.
- Dr. Joseph Nicolosi of the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality.
- Regina Griggs of Parents and Friends of Gays and Ex-Gays.
- Bishop E.W. Jackson of Exodus Faith Ministries.
Now WND is aiding and abetting the call to kill Gays – In a recent biased article that served to fuel comments calling for the “DEATH OF GAYS,” WND Faith has served as a catalyst to promote the incendiary persecutory-type behavior of Scott Lively.
The article can be found on the site and does not name an author – in fact there is no ‘by line’ at all. However at the conclusion of the article it shamelessly promotes The Pink Swastika. (see screenshot below.)
Previously an article penned by the infamous founder himself, Farah notes:
“It’s called “The Pink Swastika: Homosexuality in the Nazi Party” by Scott Lively and Kevin Abrams, and it puts the lie to myth that “gays” were systematically victimized under Adolf Hitler’s regime. In fact, it provides overwhelming, meticulously documented evidence from mainstream historical sources that most of those holding the reins of power in Nazi Germany were indeed homosexuals themselves – including Hitler. In fact, the only conclusion one can make after reading “The Pink Swastika” is that German-style Nazism was a pagan, homosexual cult. Yes, it is a thoroughly explosive book – so much so that I have been the victim of a malicious smear campaign in the homosexual blogosphere just for including the title in the WND Superstore.” http://www.wnd.com/2011/01/250277/
So while all may seem aligned with the conservative stars, for those who are NOT paying attention this is what WND has actually provided a forum for and bred:-
And as the April 17 article reads – the WND author with the cowardice of no “by Line” – still tacitly asserts its support for Uganda’s Kill the Gays Bill, and admits the nexus to the Pink Swastika and Scott Lively, now on trial under the Alien Tort Act in the U.S.A. for his participation in the persecution of gays in Uganda. While the article on WND tries to call for an end to the Lively trial it serves as nothing more than admissions to the persecution through the furthering of that very mission and notion via the rhetoric and comments fostered on the site:
Appearing on its illustrious pages in a Feb 2011 article: (Is that not the time of the murder of Ugandan Gay activist David Kato?):
“The murderers are the lavender Marxists, the now-global network of sexual revolutionaries bent on remaking the entire world in their own perverted image, whose juggernaut has toppled even once-mighty Britain, crushing under their lavender boots after eight centuries the symbol of its Christian power: the Magna Carta, whose first principle had proclaimed “The English church must be free!” These revolutionists of Sodom, who march triumphantly through all the major cities of the Western world to flaunt their defeat of moral law, and who hold both Hollywood and the heart of America’s president in their iron grip, these very same zealots have fixed their malevolent gaze on Christian Uganda.
Uganda is the only country in the world with a national holiday commemorating its rejection of sexual perversion. Every June 3 it honors the 22 young men and boys who were tortured and roasted alive in 1886 by homosexual King Mwanga, because they refused to submit to sodomy. Is it any wonder, then, that Uganda has reacted violently against the army of agitators, led by George Soros, who now seek to re-homosexualize Ugandan culture?”
Ah yes it was at the time of Kato’s murder as Lively himself seeks a defense to well earned accusations:
“Ugandan homosexual activist David Kato was recently beaten to death with a hammer, a horrific crime. These very media have rushed eagerly to judge this a hate crime and to blame those, like me, who have spoken against homosexuality in Uganda. It is the central (but patently false) narrative of the left that all criticism of homosexuality leads inevitably to violence and murder. Yet the killer has now been caught and confessed that he was a live-in male prostitute who murdered Kato for failing to pay him as promised. The “gay”-hate narrative has failed, the Ugandan rejection of “gay” culture has been vindicated, and the finger-pointing media have pulled quietly back into the shadows – for now.”
By Lively fails to mention the greater belief that the murderer of Kato was set up and that we all hold Lively responsible for the persecution of gays in Uganda, not only because of what he has said – such as the dangerous inciteful language used here above, but also because of his active participation in the drafting of laws and surrounding actions that have caused direct harm to Uganda’s gays.
And so WND lends its glorious faith based conservatively principled pages to this conclusion:
” There is indeed evil in Uganda today, but it is not the reaction of Christian and Muslim citizens to the rape of their culture. It is the pink-gloved hand of Western powers that are cutting the throat of Africa’s most God-fearing country and one of the world’s most promising Christian democracies. Scott Lively, J.D., Th.D., is president of Defend the Family International and author of “The Pink Swastika.”
Well done Joseph Farah and fellow WND co-conspirators; as you actually help make the case against Scott Lively and implicate your publication in the Kill the Gays Bill with the added quest for a similar call in the USA.
And oops lest we forget- the offending article itself – with no author? (see pic left) I have a sneaky suspicion that Mr. Lively himself may well have written it – perhaps pretending the author to be a third party, as he refers to himself in the third person. (Oy! http://www.wnd.com/2013/04/attorneys-dismiss-claim-by-gays-against-pastor/)
More Promotion on WND site of Pink Swastika: http://www.wnd.com/2012/08/the-strange-strange-story-of-gay-fascism-deniers/