In Fabricated Fight for ‘Defense of Family’, CWA's Top ‘Concern’ is Stopping LGBT Equality

by Stephen Peters

According to the radical anti-equality organization, stopping LGBT equality trumps protecting women from violence or even stopping bullying in schools


WASHINGTON – Concerned Women For America (CWA) claims to be the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization bringing supposedly “biblical principles” into all levels of public policy. Espousing an un-American brand of anti-equality viewpoints, that many people of faith consider “unbiblical,” they have fabricated a “defense of family” position as one of their top concerns.  But when you strip away the ridiculous rhetoric, all you’re left with is a bare-boned fight against LGBT equality. Take a look at 10 things you should know about CWA:

  1. Concerned Women For America opposed renewing the Violence Against Women Act because it “creates new protections for homosexuals,” despite also claiming that LGBT couples were twice as likely to experience domestic violence. Unsurprisingly, they also opposed hate crimes legislation.
  2. Concerned Women For America does NOT want you celebrating equality. In fact, they attacked Hallmark for selling greeting cards celebrating same-sex couples’ weddings.
  3. CWA said same-sex marriage “is as wrong as giving a man a license to marry his mother or daughter or sister or a group.”
  4. When President Obama condemned Uganda’s draconian legislation criminalizing LGBT people, CWA accused the President of practicing “cultural imperialism,” saying “Obama of all people should realize how offensive his position on homosexuality is to devout Muslims.”
  5.  CWA lobbied against anti-bullying legislation because one of its aims was promoting acceptance of LGBT people, just another way CWA thinks the “pansexual agenda” is being promoted in schools.
  6. Even though CWA opposed non-discrimination legislation, it’s not because they don’t think discrimination exists. They just think that it’s cultural conservatives who are being discriminated against.
  7. CWA said Ellen DeGeneres “guides her housewife fans” into rebellion against “God's divine and explicit natural order,” and has also claimed feminism had been “taken over by lesbians.”
  8. CWA opposed the hugely successful repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" because allowing gay, lesbian, and bisexual service members to serve openly and honestly was "radical San Francisco style experimentation."
  9. CWA said that same-sex foster parters were using children like “guinea pigs” and have fought against LGBT parents receiving custody of their children. They even said Mary Cheney’s decision to have a baby with her partner “injured the child” and was “unconscionable.”
  10. CWA thinks protecting transgender employees and students from discrimination and respecting their gender identity opens the door to “predators and pedophiles” and endangers women and children.

The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. HRC envisions a world where LGBT people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.


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