I monitor the Family Research Council's webpage a lot, but it doesn't mean that I ignore other anti-LGBTQ groups. The American Family Association is another homophobic hate group I have my eye on. Similar to FRC, AFA's demonization of LGBTQ people a huge part of its brand and the group has been doing it probably longer.
That's certainly evident with the email it sent me asking for donations while ratcheting up the paranoia. It reads in part:
In July, the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus stirred up a hornet's nest when it posted a music video that said homosexuals were coming for the children of straight parents.
"We'll convert your children. Happens bit by bit. Quietly and subtly. And you will barely notice it. …
We'll make them tolerant and fair. … We'll convert your children. Someone's gotta teach them not to hate. We're coming for them. We're coming for your children."
After receiving negative reactions about the video, the choir issued a statement saying it was done tongue-in-cheek. However, do the following stories make it sound like the perversity of the left is a joking matter?
▶ The Chicago Public Schools Policy Manual has now issued guidelines for sexual health education which state, "Schools that teach grade 5th and up must maintain a condom availability program."
▶ A recent episode of the Disney Junior Muppet Babies children's program included the male character Gonzo having his wish fulfilled – a dress to wear to Miss Piggy's ball.
▶ To publicize its solidarity with the homosexual community, Kellogg's released an LGBTQ-focused cereal called Together With Pride. The characters on the box included Tony the Tiger, Toucan Sam, Snap-Crackle-Pop, and others. The campaign announced to kids, "No matter who you are, who you love, or what pronouns you use," Kellogg's supports you.
. . . I could cite another half dozen examples of children's programming promoting sexual deviancy and gender confusion, but you get the point.. . . This kind of lunacy has clearly impacted America's youth. For example, according to an article in National Review, the Center for Transyouth Health and Development in California saw the number of young people coming in for gender dysphoria problems jump from 80 in 2009 to 1,000 in 2019. (In the U.K., the media has reported a 4,000% rise in young people wanting to change their sex!)But there is good news too. A major abortion case before the U.S. Supreme Court this fall renews hope that the high court might finally reverse the abominable Roe v. Wade (1973) decision that legalized the slaughter of unborn children. The new case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, stems from the Mississippi law banning abortion after 15 weeks – a bill that AFA vigorously promoted.Also, it looks like for now the fight to protect religious liberty has solid public support. A Rasmussen poll this summer found that 82% of Americans believe our First Amendment protections of religious freedom are important to our society. At the same time, the poll found that a mere one-fifth of Americans say churches and religious organizations should be forced to hire people who do not hold to their religious beliefs.