I was reading my pal Will Kohler’s blog, Back2Stonewall, where he wrote about an anti-gay Facebook group, called Truth4Time, whose membership was primarily comprised of Christian right-wing extremists. This loosely formed Facebook group was hatching a plan to attack and take down LGBT blogs and websites. Will sourced the story from another LGBT blog - Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters.
Alvin McEwen, is a gay blogger who writes Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters. Alvin describes his blog as “Analyzing and refuting the inaccuracies lodged against the lgbt community by religious conservative organizations. Lies in the name of God are still lies.”
I’m familiar with Alvin’s blog, as he’s a good writer with lots of excellent posts about anti-gay religious extremists. His blog has been very helpful to me, and I recommend that you check it out when you can. Alvin is the source who reported, and uncovered this Facebook group.
This is an excerpt of Alvin’s blog post:
Secret religious right Facebook group plotting cyber attack on gay community
Based upon information I received from an anonymous source, there is a project afoot by members of the religious right to strike at the gay community via sites like Youtube, Twitter and Facebook.Of course this isn’t a shock, or a surprise, to anyone who pays attention to these things.
This project is conducted by a secret Facebook group called Truth4Time. According to the creator of the group (whose name shall remain anonymous because he is not a public figure), Truth4Time is supposed to be a library of anti-gay articles, blogs, and other materials for its members to use in their fight against the supposed "gay agenda." Apparently the group has a large lists of documents which contains anti-gay information (i.e. propaganda) that members are invited to use. The founder says that the group is supposed to be a sort of a "behind the scenes support system for the religious right.
But it is the following questionable tactics, such as "ganging up" on pro-gay pages with comments and flagging Facebook pro-gay pages multiple times with the intent on getting these pages removed, which is sure to raise eyebrows. Truth4Time seems to be under the ludicrous impression that gays stoop to this action, so they figure "what's good for the goose is sauce for the gander:"
When I did a google search of the truth4time group, I found a tumblr blog called Notes About Homosexuality, and the URL happens to be truth4time.tumblr.com. I would imagine that the Facebook group, and the tumblr blog is related.
The tumblr blog links to Porno Pete LaBarbera’s websites Profamilyfreedom.net, and Americans for Truth About Homosexuality. Porno Pete LaBarbera is the voyeuristic anti-gay crusader who attends gay pride celebrations, leather gatherings, and bathhouses with his video camera in tow, to record the filth and debauchery for his own use. The IRS revoked Porno Pete’s tax-exempt status, for not complying with the law.
The blog also links to the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH). NARTH is described by the Southern Poverty Law Center as the “main source of anti-gay junk science.”
The last post to the tumblr blog was made 4 months ago, and attacks Dan “It Gets Better” Savage, with a WND (formerly WorldNetDaily) produced video.
I think it’s safe to say that Porno Pete is connected to this nonsense, but it’s hard to tell who the other major player’s are.
It will be interesting to see how all of this all shakes out.
Kudos go to Alvin for some great work.
Via Back2Stonewall.com and Holybulliesandheadlessmonsters.blogspot.com
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