Predictably, The FAMiLY Leader's vice president, Chuck Hurley, is upset about Gayla Week:
The Family Leader Vice President Chuck Hurley says it's disturbing that Christian-based Wartburg College would promote a week dedicated to gay rights -- without allowing for equal debate from those who support "traditional marriage."Hurley cracks me up. I mean, there doesn't have to be a counterpoint to each and every speaker that a group brings in to speak. If that was the case, why didn't Hurley's group specifically invite pro-family speakers like Wahls to provide balance at Tuesday's anti-family rally at the Iowa Capitol. That's like the Iowa City Recreation Division invited Hayden Fry to come speak, but feeling obligated to invite a soccer coach.
"Any community, whether it's a formerly orthodox Christian church or not, any community that embraces behavior that is ultimately personally harmful and societally harmful is doing a disservice to our civilization," he said Thursday.
Of course, Hurley likes to get his digs into the LGBT communities. Society has not been harm by my marriage, nor has my health or the health of my husband. I know that Hurley likes to compare gay marriages to second-hand smokers, but he's really just full of himself.
Anyway, KWWL messed up when they reported the following segment:
There were NOT "thousands" of anti-family protesters at the rally at the Iowa Capitol this past Tuesday. According to Iowa State police estimations, there were roughly 200-250 people rallying against gay and lesbian families. That means KWWL falsely reported that there were (conservatively speaking) at least 8 times more people at the rally than what was actually there. KWWL needs to fact check next time. It makes you wonder what other bits of news they get wrong.