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Huge disconnect between actual social problems and conservative targets

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The L.A. Times has an article about conservatives and how they consistently identify problems but use their favorite phony targets like "the gays" and "abortion" instead of addressing the actual problems:

Social conservatives say they're trying to address the problems of family breakdown, crime and welfare costs, but there's a huge disconnect between the problems they identify and the policy solutions they propose. It's almost like the man who looked for his keys on the thoroughfare, even though he lost them in the alley, because the light was better.

Social conservatives tend to talk about issues such as abortion and gay rights, stem cell research and the role of religion "in the public square": "Those who would have us ignore the battle being fought over life, marriage and religious liberty have forgotten the lessons of history," said Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) at the Family Research Council's 2010 Values Voter Summit.
Of course, where would an article about gay baiting be without delving into the "Family Research Council's" role. And no, I'm not going to provide a link to their filthy lying web site:
Or take a look at the key issues on the website of the Family Research Council, the chief social conservative group. It recently listed eight papers on abortion and stem cells, seven on gays and gay marriage, and one on divorce. Nothing much has changed since 1994, when I reviewed the Council's publications index and found that the two categories with the most listings were "Homosexual" and "Homosexual in the Military" — a total of 34 items (plus four on AIDS). The organization did show some interest in parenthood — nine items on family structure, 13 on parenthood and six on teen pregnancy — but there were more items on homosexuality than on all of those issues combined. There was no listing for divorce. Since that time, the out-of-wedlock birthrate has risen from 32% to 40%.
I salute the L.A. Times for also noting that gay couples are not "filling the world with fatherless children." I hope to see more journalists and pundits pick up this important story and ask and answer the important question, "Why do conservatives consistently scapegoat and target the wrong problem to resolve very real problems?"
Well, solving the problems of divorce and unwed motherhood is hard. And lots of Republican and conservative voters have been divorced. A constitutional amendment to ban divorce wouldn't go over very well, even with the social conservatives. Far better to pick on a small group, a group not perceived to be part of the Republican constituency, and blame it for social breakdown and its associated costs.
The reason they use this tactic is that they've been so successful at using propaganda to maintain their power without experiencing any kind of negative consequences or being held accountable for their lies and distortions. I guess we'll be waiting a long time for Fox News to feature an in depth "Fair and Balanced" investigative report as to why conservatives use propaganda to victimize the LGBT community for the breakdown of the family?

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