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AFA’s “Special”

Talk about timing. Just as politicians gear up to debate The Employment Non-Discrimination Act, the American Family Association offers its dedicated readers a chance to pipe in on the politicized proposal. They write:

Several corporations are now supporting the homosexual agenda. These companies have been convinced by homosexual activists and the mainstream media that in order to be ‘fair and tolerant,’ companies must make special rules for homosexuals and provide company money and resources to help promote their lifestyle. Many companies, at the urging of these groups, have also begun to support same-sex marriage.

“Special rules”? Ain’t nothing special about ’em, dudes. They’re simply the same rights already afforded straight couples. That said, it seems to us it’s the straights who have “special” rights. Maybe the AFA uses the same dictionary as Family Research Council. How convenient, especially considering many of their members probably don’t know the meaning, anyway.

You kids do, of course, so you should head on over and make your voice heard, too. Be sure to enter your security word. Ours was “tendon”, which gave us a bit of a laugh.

On:           Apr 24, 2007
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    • BeeDee

      Whenever a question contains “homosexual agenda” I know it’s BS. What agenda? Nobody asked me. I didn’t vote.

      It reeks of another effort to generate hysteria to create an issue out of a non-issue. In the end, I’m sure it’s about generating money and attention for the organization that posed the question.

      Apr 24, 2007 at 1:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ash

      I have a gay agenda: get laid and avoid fundies. I don’t need a any corporations to support it, just girls.

      Apr 24, 2007 at 2:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Vince

      Ok Folks, Time to Vote !!!! These are the latest numbers

      If a corporation supports the homosexual agenda, you would:
      Be more likely to do business with that company. 6,238
      Be less likely to do business with that company. 188,722
      It would not affect my buying decision. 3,946

      Apr 24, 2007 at 2:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jay

      Yikes! I just voted, but be warned you are joined with the AFA once you submit!

      Apr 24, 2007 at 3:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Vince

      Hey Jay, I know what you mean, I joined w/ AFA with a yahoo account a barely use and a zip code from down south with a totally different name. Edna Kuntz

      Apr 24, 2007 at 4:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • abelincoln

      Can some please explain what this agenda is?

      And while you are at it, please explain this gay lifestyle thing. Exactly what is it and where can I get it or how can I avoid getting it? Is it expensive? Do my parents have to sign a permission slip for me to get it? Can I give it to someone else if I’m unhappy with it after I get it? Is there a vaccination against it?

      Apr 24, 2007 at 4:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lano

      You are signing their petition, no matter how you vote I believe. Bad advice Andy.

      Apr 24, 2007 at 6:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • G-A-Y

      Lano is right. Typically, what the AFA finds a way to misrepresent the votes on polls like this. They will just use the total number of voters in a later headline, saying something like “700,000 readers spoke out about companies wishing to support the homosexual agenda.” It usually doesn’t matter how you vote, they’ll find a way to count you as if you’ve answered in the affirmative.

      Apr 24, 2007 at 6:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • RJ

      What the AFA, et al., seem to miss in this is that the “special rights” are not being granted solely to GLBT folk–they would apply just the same to heteros:

      …illegal to fire, refuse to hire or refuse to promote an employee based on the person’s sexual orientation or gender identity.

      That means I can’t fire someone for being straight, I can’t withhold a job offer just because a guy dresses too butch for my taste. “Special rights” my ass.

      Apr 24, 2007 at 7:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ben

      It apparently didn’t log my vote in affirmation of supporting pro-queer business because the numbers I got back are the same as the previous commenter’s.

      more likely: 6,238
      less likely: 188,722
      would not affect: 3,946

      I call shananagins!

      Apr 24, 2007 at 11:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tony

      When i tried to log in the security word was “young”

      Apr 25, 2007 at 7:51 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • spiffy

      I think it’s more shocking for AFA that there ARE members of their organization that WILL support corporations more for propping ‘mos. Why should I be surprised that an anti-gay group would have more votes on “less likely”?!

      Apr 26, 2007 at 3:09 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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