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'Have you ever heard of Plato, Aristotle, Socrates? Morons.' -- Vizzini from "The Princess Bride"

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

As The New Year Dawns

As you might already suspect, I do receive a lot of email from conservative Christian organizations. Mainly due to the fact that in order to be kept up on what they're up to, it is necessary to be on their contacts list. And this time of year is the worst, as they are all vying for every last dollar they can raise to fund their new year attacks on reality.

Here is one from the Family Research Council and Tony Perkins.

Stand Together for the Family!
December 26, 2006 Refer a Friend [Link Removed]

Dear Friend:

Before we ring in the New Year with family and friends, I wanted to write you one last time about what lies ahead.

As you've read throughout 2006, your support helped Family Research Council have a tremendous impact on the national policy debates of our time. By responding to alerts, contacting friends, voting on Election Day, and offering prayers, you've kept our political leaders aware of the convictions of pro-family Americans.

Now we're in the "calm before the storm." In just a few days the new Congress will meet. When they do, Planned Parenthood, the American Civil Liberties Union, and their allies will begin their fresh assault on everything from abstinence programs, to the child tax credit, to the Pledge of Allegiance. The drive to fund the killing of human embryos will gain steam. Advocates of thought-control hate-crimes laws will press their case, and liberal leaders like Ted Kennedy, Nancy Pelosi and Hillary Clinton will be listening - and anxious to please them.

FRC must be ready to fight back with new ideas and new strategies. By making a year-end gift, you can help us create a war chest to defend marriage and protect the unborn. If you can afford to make a tax-deductible year-end gift, you can rest assured we will put your donation to good use for the ideals we've always championed.

Our action alerts will be frequent in the new Congress, so let's brace ourselves and resolve to stay strong in the fight for the family. As always, it's an honor to stand with you in a cause that belongs to the God who blesses us with every good thing.

Contribute [Link Removed]

Tony Perkins

Funny. But isn't it a bit strange how fighting against same-sex marriage, and gay adoption is "pro-family"? And that now that Democrats are now in power, that the failed abstinance-only program is in jeopardy? It would seem that since teen pregnancy and abortion are up, this pro-family, pro-life group would be glad that Democrats are back in power and are going to make the changes necessary to bring those statistics down. I guess from their perspective, its better to have high teen pregnancy and abortion rates under the "abstinance-only, no contraception or sex-ed" program of Republicans, than low pregnancy and abortion rates under Democrats.

It is too bad that they define "pro-family" in such a way that all that matters is the sexual proclivities of all Americans and preventing gays from loving and raising families, as opposed to actually helping families in ways that matters, such as social aide, health care, higher minimum wages, and strengthening families via care that actually matters to real families.

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