New Orleans Saints' quarterback Drew Brees appeared in a Focus On The Family video last week to promote "Bring Your Bible To School Day," and that was waaaaay too controversial for anti-Christian media. They swarmed over Brees like angry bees for his association with Focus, stinging both with the "anti-LGBT bigot" label. The Washington Post, Deadspin blog, Big Easy Magazine and The Young Turks internet program led the smear against Brees and Focus.
On The Young Turks' internet program, host Rick Strom blasts Brees for "sad religious ties" with Focus, which says same-sex marriage has no place in the context of a Christian worldview. Strom also refers to torture techniques used on homosexuals 70 years ago.
Deadspin - Writer - Lauren - Theisen - Male
Deadspin writer Lauren Theisen, a male who describes himself as transgender and a "queer blogger," slammed Brees and Focus On The Family for opposing Big LGBT. He calls them "gay conversion therapy sickos." He demands Brees must do better than this and disavow Focus.
Jenn Bentley, of Big Easy Magazine, writes — in potentially actionable libel — it's not surprising that Brees is open about his faith, but she incorrectly accuses Focus of the standard Big LGBT lie that conversion therapy relies on physical abuse to bring people out of homosexuality ...
Advocate‘s - Brees - Support - Group - Organizations
"What is surprising is the anti-bullying advocate‘s (Brees) support of a religious group known to be one of the most well funded anti-LGBT organizations in the country. Focus on the Family supports and promotes the practice of 'conversion therapy,' which uses a combination of shaming, emotionally manipulative and traumatic stimuli, and physically painful stimuli in order to “cure” LGBTQ+ people of their sexual orientation. According to The Trevor Project, more than 700,000 LGBTQ+ people have been subjected to conversion therapy, in spite of the fact that the American Psychiatric Association (APA) discredited the practice and hasn’t...
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