Thursday, October 18, 2007

American Family Association Has History of Dishonest Statements

After hearing the American Family Association's commercial attacking Tom Henry I decided to do a little research and it turns out the AFA isn't the most honest organization. I know, I know, big surprise. Here's an action alert they issued this summer:

A Petition To Congress In Defense Of Religious Freedom

Be one of one million Americans willing to take a stand in defense of two of our most precious freedoms—freedom of speech and freedom of religion. Here’s why:

A California lawsuit which is now headed to the U.S. Supreme Court would make the use of the words “natural family,” “marriage” and “union of a man and a woman” a “hate speech” crime in government workplaces. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has already ruled in favor of the plaintiffs.

CNN and The Washington Post both reported that General Peter Pace, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of staff, was fired because of his publicly expressed moral opposition to homosexual behavior.

A bill now before Congress (H.R. 1592 / S. 1105) would criminalize negative comments concerning homosexuality, such as calling the practice of homosexuality a sin from the pulpit, a “hate crime” punishable by a hefty fine and time in prison. This dangerous legislation would take away our freedom of speech and our freedom of religion.

You might read this and immediately think "what a bunch of crap". These points are so asinine it's hard to believe that anyone would take them seriously. But just to be safe the folks at exposed this pack of lies for all to read.

The AFA's ad against Tom Henry is probably inconsequential but I thought readers should at least know a little bit about the integrity of the organization behind it...

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