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The Family Research Institute, a designated hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, is one of the most virulently anti-LGBT organizations to be found. The only thing they don't do for their cause is to protest at funerals. Everything else seems to be fair game. Now their "scientists" have turned to the death of American Hero and astronaut Sally Ride to make their case that lesbians die prematurely because, well, they are lesbians I guess.

Right Wing Watch unearthed this hateful attack on the sad death of Sally Ride.

Sally Ride, the first U.S. female astronaut, died this year at 61 of pancreatic cancer. Most women live until their 80s. Something strange afoot?

Ride was married to a fellow astronaut from 1982 to 1987. But it was just revealed she had a ‘long time lesbian relationship’ of 27 years. Do the math: her 27 year relationship with a professor of school psychology (and co-founder of Sally Ride’s company) means that she got into that relationship in 1985, smack in the middle of her marriage. It would appear that her childhood friend broke up her marriage.

And Sally may have paid with some of her lifespan. Our latest research into recent homosexual obituaries from San Francisco indicates that lesbians are dying on average around 60ish. Ride fits the pattern of lesbian deaths, but not that of married women’s deaths, which usually extend into the early-to-mid 80s.

Is this proof that homosexual activity leads to an early death? No, of course not. Had she stayed married, Sally Ride might have died at the same age and of the same malady. But, on average, her death fits a consistent pattern suggesting that homosexuality is associated with an early demise.

Sure, they give that little disclaimer at the end that her homosexuality was not proof that she for sure died a homosexual death, but she surely did because they hate her and so speculate that she indeed died for being lesbian.

Never mind the fact that Sally Ride was an extraordinary woman who continues to serve as inspiration for millions of people, a woman whose accolades are many and contributions to science immeasurable. Never mind that she kept her private life very private and did not use her name to promote anything other than her life's body of work. This wasn't enough for these ugly people at the FRI. Her death is merely a tool to farther their sick agenda of demonizing LGBT people using whatever squanked "science" and lies they can muster.

In the grand scheme of things, I suppose it best to just ignore these people to wallow in their own filth without giving them any response. But I can't just let this slide. When they begin posthumously attacking a great American for their own twisted ends, I feel it necessary to answer. Family Research Institute, you are truly vile.

Originally posted to Steven Payne on Wed Oct 10, 2012 at 11:01 AM PDT.

Also republished by LGBT Kos Community.

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