Blessings upon the folks at Good As You for finding this gem from the ladies of Concerned Women for America (you may recall this outfit as the home of disingenuous Senate candidate Patricia Phillips. She’s also the anti-gay activist who claimed to the Washington Post that the LCPS policy for student theatrical productions would prevent “the normalization of homosexuality,” which could only be the case if the policy were abused.)
In this audio clip, the ladies explicitly attack Equality Loudoun by name, suggesting that our members are somehow by definition not part of the category “parents” (and isn’t that kind of the point of why they don’t like this book?) They also hilariously claim that the children’s book And Tango Makes Three is “very sexually explicit” (CWA ladies do seem to have a ‘special’ problem with regard to factual accuracy). Once challenged on this whopper by Daimeon at Pam’s House Blend, Janice Crouse of CWA sheepishly claimed to have been “thinking about another book.” Good As You:
[W]hile we accept that she made a mistake, the mentality of viewing hetero-centric books in one way and homo-centric ones in another would seem to be the larger error.
Exactly, and that is the error that our friend Jack makes in his comments on this blog. To him, a book that tells a true story about a penguin family with two daddies constitutes presenting “an opinion,” while the countless books that illustrate mommy-and-daddy families and prince-and-princess stories do not. This, of course, is nonsense. All books convey a point of view to their readers.
I am underwhelmed by Janice Crouse’s note of apology. The readers of whatever tripe CWA sends out to their subscribers will not receive that information, they will simply absorb the lie about the book as intended.
CWA has pulled both the audio clip and the article from their website.
There has been no retraction of the lie they told.