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Facebook Heterosexual Pride Page Compares LGBT People to Nazis

By Hatewatch Staff on February 22, 2013 - 10:01 am, Posted in Anti-LGBT, Extremist Propaganda

Proud heterosexuals — a small and nameless handful of them, anyway – are on the march. And they’re not being very nice about it.

Back in June 2012, the Facebook page “Heterosexual Awareness Month” (HAM) was created to “celebrate heterosexuality.” According to the page’s administrators, who are anonymous (though one goes by “Dr. HAM”), July is “Heterosexual Awareness Month.” The page’s mission is to “educate the world, commemorate our heritage, celebrate our culture, and liberate our people.” The site goes on to say that Heterosexual Awareness Month is meant to highlight straight people’s “growing struggle of the rights and related civil rights put in jeopardy.”

The page includes status updates, images and comment threads that range from mild to genuinely offensive. And though Dr. HAM told the Huffington Post in December that “I would like to say we are not about hate in any way,” the facts seem to pretty plainly belie him. HAM moderators have posted comments about “the gay agenda” and baselessly linked homosexuality to pedophilia. They have posted Photoshopped images like the one of a gay pride marcher whose sign has been altered to read, “My Butt Hurts.” One post compares the “fertile garden” of heterosexuality to the “toxic waste zone” of homosexuality. Another urges gay people to stop “acting like animals” and “evolve already.” HAM allows most anyone who agrees with it to post comments. But you will be banned, it says, if you post “accusations of racism” or if you call women derogatory names. Comments supportive of LGBT people do appear on the threads, but are typically followed by anti-gay responses.

Now the site has gone one further. On Tuesday, its administrators posted an image ostensibly meant to educate readers in “Recognizing Hate Symbols” so they can know “what to look for when confronted by anti-democratic forces which continue to threaten our civil society.” The first symbol is a Nazi swastika. The next symbol is a rainbow flag, a representation of gay pride. And the symbol after the flag is a white power logo. The next day, it posted a mocked-up image portraying a Nazi soldier flying a rainbow flag, along with the following tagline: “They have ways of keeping you silent. Know the dangers of the rainbow.” A HAM administrator exhorted readers to print out the picture out and hang it in public locations.

Also this week, one of the status updates referred to their opposition’s “benign but perverse agenda.” Earlier this month, HAM posted a photo of a gay pride event and claimed that one of the men on a pride float was pointing at his next child love interest. In yet another post, HAM claims that accepting homosexuality leads to affirming it, which then leads to “something more perverse.” Comments on that post include the claim that gay people endanger children. One explicitly — and without scientific basis — links homosexuality to pedophilia: “[G]ay ‘marriage’ equals gay adoptions. Gay adoptions equals many sexually abused children.”

In November 2012, HAM posted an image with the words, “Gay marriage is nothing more than a pain in the butt. Avoid butt pain. Support true marriage.” Another “tip” from the same month: “Heterosexual tip #953: A colon is not a uterus.” A post in December 2012 cross-posted an image meant to warn about “gay bowel syndrome,” terminology coined in the 1970s that is now considered both derogatory and medically incorrect among many medical professionals. Another post features an image of the late Dr. Charles Socarides, a former president of the NARTH group that claims that homosexuality can be “cured,” and his infamous quote: “Homosexuality is a psychiatric disorder, there is no question about it. It is a purple menace that is threatening the proper design of gender distinctions in society.”

There have been complaints to Facebook about this page, but the organization has declined to take it down. Under its Community Standards, Facebook states that it does not permit hate speech, and that it does “not permit individuals or groups to attack others based on their race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability or medical condition.” Apparently, claiming that gays are pedophiles, sick, unnatural, perverted, and a danger to society and heterosexuals doesn’t meet those criteria, although Facebook did not respond to a request from Hatewatch yesterday to explain its thinking.

  • Shawn

    I see nothing wrong with these people. If gays can be open and proud, how come straights can not?. If there can be gay pride groups, why can there not be straight pride? How come gays can sexually harass straight people and get away with it? Yes, it does happen and frequently. Why allow one people to be proud of who they are, but deny another? Sadly, that has been happening to whites for a while. When was the last time you heard of white history month? Stop the double standards.

  • http://facebook Glow

    I say can be all get along here by meeting in the middle, why does it have to be black or white, there is alot of gray area out there. In my opinion it is okay to celebrate Straight Pride everyone will be invite to attend regardless of their sexuality just the same way when we have Gay Pride Month. So far I am reading people’s very strong intense opinions of values, morals, culture and their emotions and they are expressing themselves by cutting each other down. In my opinion homosexuality loses their complete identity of their manhood and womanhood and they want to create a family together but do not want to have sex the way of nature where it is intent to be. So they have to utilized the opposite sex in order to create a baby but the producing of a man’s sprem or by just adoption. The gay men can impregant a woman by contributing his sperm to her and have the woman carry his child full term and of course the woman would have to give the child to the gay couple. When there is hexterosexual pride month it will not involve any type of hatred towards homosexuals, they have intense desire to be homosexuals so be it. All of us human beings are going to die and that is a fact. How we ever though what is waiting for us after we die? Is there a heaven and hell? Our do you think when we die we go into non existence? This it what we should think about? We are soo busy caught up in our world that we don’t think what it is going to be life after death or not? In my opinion there is life after death with God, only for those who are true believers of Jesus Christ and follow his teaching and return we get eternal life with Jesus forever. That is something to THINK ABOUT!

  • Supersonic250

    Funinsnow: I read your posts out of the same type of revulsion and attraction one encounters when seeing a grisly car wreck. You can’t look away no matter how horrible it is. I have to see what deranged and outright STUPID crap spews from your muzzle every time you somehow find the brainpower to remember how to use a keyboard.

    I also read it to help the others refute whatever diarrhea you gush onto this board so that no one with half-a-brain will take you seriously.

    I implore you to get medical help before you wind up in jail for doing something horrible due to your obvious mental illness.

  • Reynardine

    I second Aron. This poster does nothing but spout irrelevant filth and defame murder victims, yet if I were to say he deserves to be one, it’d not be published, would it?

  • Erika

    Aron, they probably allow funformennofunforwomeninsnow’s posts because the moderators are too busy laughing at them and want to share the humor with everyone else.

  • Aron

    Why the hell are FIS’s posts allowed to escape moderation?

    All he does is repeat lies. My posts have been dropped for much, much less.

  • Erika

    funforhimbuttheprostituteheiswithisfakinginsnow:

    no teeanged girl ever became pregnant due to a lesbian encounter.

    thousands of teenaged girls a year become pregnat due to encounters with adult males creating a massive social cost.

    and just because hetero or bisexual women aren’t willing to commit acts of sodomy with you doesn’t mean that they aren’t willing to commit heterosexual acts of sodomy. it just means that you are a world class creep.

  • Reynardine

    Now we have it. Your sole source of knowledge of the subject is a dirty movie and that seething omelette you call a brain. If you weren’t so repulsive, you’d be pathetic.

  • funinsnow

    Erika, I went to Pussycat Theater in 1988-1989 when I was 18 to 19 years old. Yes, that was the first time I had learned about sex. Most men & women only do penis/vaginal sex-only dirty do anal or sodomy.

    Supersonic250, I’m ‘incorrigible’ & you repeating the same thing others who can’t tolerate me doesn’t raise anything new. You’re offended by me, yet Supersonic250, you read my posts. I don’t care what the AMA and APA say.

    It’s right to be ‘bigoted’ against homosexuality and transexuality (which is worse) just as it’s right to be ‘bigoted’ against cocaina smoking. It’s undebatable truth that if a person’s a victim of childhood sex abuse, then it’s more likely he or she will do gay/lesbian conduct repeating what he learned-those who deny are either dishonest, delusional or both. Many gays were victims of homosexual rapes when they were boys such as by gay priests. There could be other causes which haven’t been conclusively proven such as genes, but if that’s true then the gay gene would be the same thing as a cancer or heart attack gene. We should work to find a cure for the gay gene if indeed this is true.

    Gay/lesbian activitieswhether it’s willing or forced are bad & the punishment for statutory rape must be more when it’s homosexual/lesbian. That means if a man has sex with an underage girl the punishment = if a woman has sex with an underage boy. But if the statutory rape is gay such as in Harvey B. Milk’s case, then punishment must be more because sex abuse is worse when it’s gay/lesbian in nature as that often causes homosexuality/lesbianism & transexuality-to deny is dishonest, delusional or both.

  • Erika

    There is a whole lot of snow now in Virginia but precious little fun.

  • supersonic250

    Funinsnow: The ONLY place your posts appear are on comedy websites: World’s Stupidest Bigots and What They’re Obsessed with.

    Seriously. You’re a sick man. Get HELP.