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Sunday, June 8, 2008

The good Christians

Posted By on Sun, Jun 8, 2008 at 7:10 AM

Rob Moritz of Stephens Media writes today about the effort to punish gay people -- and punish children by complicating foster parenting and adoption for everyone in Arkansas gay and straight -- by the self-proclaimed arbiters of family values. Happily, an organized effort is underway, mentioned here previously, to oppose the effort.

But this passage caught my eye, quoting the Family Council's Jerry Cox:

Cox said the Family Council Action Committee is relying on churches and other organizations to gather the signatures and questioned the values of some of the people and groups supporting Arkansas Families First.

"Some of those funding (Arkansas Families First) are some of the same people that fund the ACLU and other homosexual activist organizations," he said, noting the two largest donations, $10,000 each, came from the Fred Darragh Foundation of Little Rock, named for an original member of the ACLU in the state, and Family Equality Council, a national advocacy group for people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.

"Their view of what is family and our view are very different," Cox said.

More inclusive and less judgmental views certainly, but nonetheless scarily mundane in the case of those radical ACLU sympathizers at the Darragh Foundation. (Supporting the Bill of Rights -- shocking!) You could look it up, but the codgers who comprise the five-member board of the Darragh Foundation are four married people still on their first spouse after many many years and one widower. Several are proud parents. I speak only for myself in that number, but I don't take kindly to lectures from Jerry Cox about my family values. Or to the institutionalizing of his pinched views in the statute books of Arkansas. That's why, speaking only for myself, I'm committed to doing all I can to defeat his mean idea.



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