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Naperville hate group calls out Hasselbeck for gay marriage support

Chicago, IL — The hate group Americans For Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH), based in west suburban Naperville, says Elisabeth Hasselbeck has "abandoned" her conservative and Christian principles by showing support for same-sex marriage. 

Elisabeth Hasselbeck :: abc.com
Elisabeth Hasselbeck 
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"I am not ultra-ultra-conservative on every issue; I actually support gay marriage," Hasselbeck said in a recent interview. "I think the gay marriage thing would definitely surprise people."

Now in an open letter to Hasselbeck, which incidentally had her first and last name misspelled, AFTAH's Peter LaBarbera challenged The View co-host to reconsider her position. "Caving on same-sex marriage only hurts your credibility," writes LaBarbera. 

The ultra-conservative LaBarbera went on to explain "there are many ex-gay men and former lesbians who have overcome homosexuality in their lives."

Ironically, Americans for Truth was labeled a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) earlier this year. The SPLC's criteria for labeling a group or organization as a hate group requires that the group spread discredited and slanderous propaganda, including conversion therapy or the "ex-gay" movement. 

In recent weeks, LaBarbera's group and the Mississippi-based American Family Association (AFA) have also called out Ann Coulter and Glenn Beck for their recent support of same-sex marriage. 

Beck told Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly that gay marriage is not a threat to America. "Honestly, I think we have bigger fish to fry," said Beck. 

Some political pundits say Hasselbeck, Coulter and Beck signify a growing shift by younger conservatives to be more libertarian toward social issues, including gay-rights. 
 
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Why is it Naperville always seems to have more douchebags?
Posted by Stacey Smith Baker on Wed, 8/25/2010 1:41 PM
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She isnt that super famous! Shes very opinionated because its her job and shes good at it. It also doesnt mean shes the best person to go ahead and attack on her views... lets worry about how wishy washy these politicians are first rather than Hasselback.
Posted by Julio Rivera Jr. on Wed, 8/25/2010 1:53 PM
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Naperville is the new Schaumburg
Posted by BoxBoyRich on Wed, 8/25/2010 1:59 PM
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ok So the Westurn Suburbs is in bad need of a Good Gay bar who wants to go in with me to start one in Downtown Naperville.
Posted by BoxBoyRich on Wed, 8/25/2010 3:06 PM
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Hey John I'm interrested!
Posted by Ken Alward on Wed, 8/25/2010 5:17 PM
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naperville needs to be openminded
Posted by Katherine Moore on Wed, 8/25/2010 8:22 PM
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Excuse me, Naperville needs to be more openminded and get out of the closet!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by Katherine Moore on Wed, 8/25/2010 8:23 PM
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Ken I'm serious I have always wanted to start one in downtown Naperville. I know it would get tons of business sense our closest gay clubs r hunters and Manuvers.
Posted by John Simon on Wed, 8/25/2010 9:46 PM
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