Right Wing Blame Terrorism on Feminists, ACLU, Lesbians, Gays
Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson blame Tuesday’s tragedies on “God’s anger” at today’s “secular and anti-Christian” America, echoing the sentiments of the militant anti-abortion group Operation Save America (OSA). “I really believe that the pagans, and the abortionists and the feminists, and the gays and the lesbians who are actively trying to make that an alternative lifestyle, the ACLU, People for the American Way – all of them who have tried to secularize America – I point the finger in their face and say, ‘You helped this happen.’,” said Falwell on the Christian Broadcasting Network’s 700 Club. Referring to pro-choice groups such as the Feminist Majority Foundation, Falwell stated, “The abortionists have got to bear some burden for this because God will not be mocked.”
Ralph Neas of the People for the American Way called the remarks, “inappropriate and irresponsible,” given President Bush’s call for national unity. ACLU told the Washington Post they will not dignify the remarks with a comment. Feminist Majority Foundation President, Eleanor Smeal, stated, “This mentality doesn’t surprise us. Unfortunately and tragically, it is consistent with what these Right Wing leaders have said in the past.”
11/25/2015 Afghan Women Launch 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence - Afghanistan marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and begun participating in the worldwide 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, which is being called in Afghanistan "Peace from Home to the World." During the launch day's event, which was attended by government officials, including First Lady Rula Ghani and women's rights activists, speakers expressed their commitment to ending violence against women.
First Lady, Rula Ghani gave a speech on ending violence against women and supporting women by stating that "war often leads society towards violence and this violence is in violation of human dignity. . . .