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.

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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.

  • Ash

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

  • 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

  • Jay

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

  • 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

  • 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?

  • Lano

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • tony

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

  • 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”?!

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