“This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine…”
And today’s spotlight is on: The American Family Association – A group dedicated to promote America’s “christian” family values! (Yeah right, read on….)
I was able to gain most of my background information from Wikipedia as well as other websites and blogs.
The American Family Association is a US non-profit organization that promotes fundamentalist Christian values. It was founded in 1977 by Donald Wildmon as the National Federation for Decency and is headquartered in Tupelo, Mississippi.
The American Family Association is accredited by the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) and posted a 2011 budget of over US$16 million
The American Family Association owns 200 American Family Radio stations in 33 states, 7 affiliate stations in 7 states, and 1 affiliate TV station in New Mexico.
Bryan Fischer is the director of issue analysis for government and public policy as well as a radio host for the American Family Association in which he hosts a very popular daily radio shows which features many prominent Republican candidates and elected officials.
The American Family Association has been listed as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) as of November 2010 for the “propagation of known falsehoods” and the use of “demonizing propaganda” against LGBT people.
And here are a FEW of the reasons why the SPLC (and many others) has listed them as a hate group.
The American Family Association declares that no atheist should be permitted to serve in the U.S. military
The American Family Association declares that the First Amendment only applies to Christians.
The American Family Association calls for banning Muslims from the military.
The American Family Association calls for deporting all Muslims from the United States.
The American Family Association declares that Native Americans are “morally disqualified” from owning property in the United States.
The American Family Association calls for criminalizing homosexuality in the United States.
The American Family Association calls for criminalizing all sex outside of marriage in the United States.
Coming up: Tony Perkins and the Family Research Council (Hint – He won an award from The American Family Association!)
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So much time, so many changes, so much laughter, tears, emergencies.
So much to tell……
“Like the sands through the hourglass; so are the days of our lives”
At this point I am not even sure if I have any readers left and to be honest I would be shocked if I did. I guess that I have a lot of catching up to do do, but I think that my first few posts will be more of a recap of these past 4 1/2 years more for me than for anyone else.
So much has happened during my absence, from mundane everyday changes to some that major events that have altered my life forever.
As you know the main purpose of this blog was to chart my coming out process (which is still a work in progress) and as a vent for the emotional roller coaster that I have been on along the way.
For this post though I am only dipping my feet in to test the waters, but I promise (to myself at least), that I will be splashing around in the waters once again.
In the meantime, if there is anyone out there, please be patient….
No Torn, don’t get your hopes up this isn’t about poop, LOL! Maybe another time…
Anyway, I got this off another list and thought it was interesting. Let’s see how unique your answers are. Leave you answers in the comments section.
Here is how it works:
It’s harder than it looks! Use the first letter of your first name to answer each of the following. They have to be real places, names, things – nothing made up. You cannot use your own name for the boy/girl names. Also, if you name starts with a “K” your answers have to be different than mine.
1. What is your name? Kevin
2. A vehicle: Kia Sorento
3. A city: Kansas City, KA
4. A boy’s name: Kenneth
5. A girl’s name: Kathryn
6. Alcoholic drink: Kahlua
7. An occupation: Karate Instructor
8. Something you wear: Knitted Socks
9. A celebrity: Kate Hudson
10. A food: Kelp
11. Something found in a bathroom: K-Y Jelly
12. Reason for being late: Knocked Out from partying last night
13. Something you shout: Kiss my ass!
14. An animal: Kangaroo
15. A body part: Knee
16. Word to describe yourself: Kind
OK, so my last few posts have been totally off base from my intended reasons for this blog. But, you know sometimes life isn’t always about me and my issues. Sometimes you have to step outside your comfort zone (not that those who are out and proud don’t do this every day of their lives), and let others know that there are other aspects of your life that are equally compelling. Now that some of my other “issues” are out there, I feel it’s time for me to be getting back to my own “out there” issues.
Okay, for some reason it seems that these Friday 13th Trivia Posts are among my most popular, who could have guessed??? Anyway, since I tried to put as many trivia factoids into my previous posts, I will be duplicating some and intersperse new ones here and there.
In the meantime, enjoy the day and remember – KARMA IS A BITCH!
First, for those who are in need of some protection there are silly rituals and cures galore to protect them on Friday the 13th. A few of them are:
1.Walk around your house 13 times on Friday the 13th.
2.Hang your shoes out the window. (My guess is the smell will drive all the evil away!)
3.Sleep with a mirror under your pillow for the first 3 Fridays before Friday the 13th comes. You are suppose to dream of your true love on Friday the 13th then also.
4.Walk around the block with your mouth full of water. If you do not swallow it, you will be 100% safe on Friday the 13th.
And finally there’s always 13th century age-old Aristotle cure…
5. Wear and/or eat garlic!
and now onto the TRIVIA…