National Prayer Breakfast and why LGBT community should care

Our country has had an interesting tradition. Though there is a separation of church and state, many of our leaders within the country have a faith and practice it. Some, of course, more than others. While I personally hold no stock in any deities, I think it’s awesome that we can feel free to believe and practice as we wish. Of course, it should go without saying that we can practice as we wish so long as it does not restrict the rights of others.

Every year, our leaders get together for a National Prayer Breakfast. Of course, all religions are represented. On the surface, this sounds like a wonderful thing (especially to religious individuals) but what many do not know is the underlying insidious reason for this gathering. It is sponsored by a group that we have come to know as “The Family“.

If you’ve been following politics and especially if you’re a member of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or otherwise Queer (LGBTQ) community you have probably heard of this group. For many of you, the simple mention of this cult of political puppet masters sends shivers down the spine. If it doesn’t, it should. Over the last several months we have found that this group is most certainly responsible for Uganda’s “Kill The Gays” bill. Even more so than that one article actually shows. They have had a sure hand, not only in inspiring it but, in writing it.

Further, this group pushes several anti-gay messages right here in the United States. In fact, almost every anit-gay organization with “family” in it’s title is either backed or inspire by organizations who are backed by “The Family”. Backing organizations like the “National Organization for Marriage” and the “Family Research Council” which are known hate groups, ranked right up there with the KKK.

The problem with all of this? Our national leaders are gathering together on Thursday at an event started by and sponsored by an organization that backs hate groups. It’s not an innocent “Oh I didn’t know they backed hate groups” situation here. They already know it. Barack Obama knows it and is still planning on attending.

It is not acceptable any more than it would be acceptable for our leaders to gather at a KKK pancake breakfast. These organizations want to murder us. The only reason they don’t is because they don’t want to get their hands dirty. This isn’t just paranoia or conspiracy theory. The evidence is right there for us all to see. Somehow, they go unpunished for these crimes against humanity.

If our president and our leaders do not boycott this event, they are telling the world that it’s okay to hate gays, kill us, disenfranchise us and imprison us all things that “The Family” has made happen in various countries, including our own.

As Americans, we need to stand up against this!
If our president wants to start his own Prayer Breakfast that is absolutely fine by me but it needs to be done without the hate group that is funding the execution of LGBT people.

UPDATE: Someone asked me “Did you seriously just write a piece comparing NOM to the KKK?”

Yes, I did and for several really good reasons. The Southern Poverty Law Center is tracking NOM just like they are the KKK for being a hate group. The KKK is still alive and well today in America. Their tactics are not the same as they were in the 60’s. Meaning, they aren’t burning crosses in yards and lynching people but, their propaganda is still the same. The KKK is a whitesupremacist group as well as a heterosupremacist group. NOM is a heterosupremacist group. This is not that difficult to understand is it?

Hate is hate and any group that hates people for what they are rather than who they are is in fact comparable to the KKK.


About Michael Diviesti

I'm a brother, a son, an uncle, a musician, a software engineer and hopefully soon the law will allow me to be a husband!
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