Dear AFA-Michigan supporter,
As we prepare once again to respond to requests from local citizens to help them defend their community from homosexual activists’ political agenda — see news article below — we deeply appreciate any financial support you can offer.
Under pressure from the Triangle Foundation, the Dearborn City Council last week voted unanimously — including state Republican Party co-chair Margy Van Houten — in favor of enacting a new ordinance that creates special “protected class” status based on so-called “sexual orientation” and “gender identity.”
The “gender identity” language in particular is so radical in its effects that even openly homosexual Congressman Barney Frank, D-Mass., refused to include it in his federal “gay rights” legislation.
“There are workplace situations — communal showers, for example — when the demands of the transgender community fly in the face of conventional norms and therefore would not pass in any Congress. I’ve talked with transgender activists and what they want — and what we will be forced to defend — is for people with penises who identify as women to be able to shower with other women.”
By fighting homosexual activists’ extreme agenda in Dearborn Heights, we make it less likely they’ll target your community.
As always, your contributions to AFA-Michigan are tax-deductible.
Contribute to AFA-Michigan online:
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PO Box 1904
Midland, MI 48641
We deeply appreciate your support!
Gary Glenn, President
American Family Association of Michigan
BETWEEN THE LINES
October 27, 2005
AFA readies attack on rights in Dearborn Heights
by Dawn Wolfe Gutterman
DEARBORN HEIGHTS — The Midland-based American Family Association (of Michigan), a leading anti-gay industry organization, is planning to start a ballot proposal to repeal pro-LGBT rights protections passed by Dearborn Heights City Council earlier this month, according to the Triangle Foundation.
Triangle Director of Policy Sean Kosofsky said he heard of the move when he was contacted by a reporter from the Dearborn Press and Guide, who told Kosofsky that he had first been contacted by representatives of the AFA.
“We’re not surprised that [AFA of Michigan President] Gary Glenn would launch another anti-gay smear campaign in Dearborn Heights,” said Kosofsky. “He’s an outsider from Midland trying to bully the voters of Dearborn Heights into supporting discrimination. Democratically elected city leaders unanimously supported this legislation, and they reflect the values of their community. Where does Gary Glenn get off telling people in Dearborn Heights what to do?”
Triangle Foundation is soliciting donations and volunteers to help defeat the AFA’s petition drive. To donate, visit Triangle’s Web site at www.tri.org/active/donate.html. To volunteer, contact Sean Kosofsky at Sean@tri.org or call 313-537-3323, ext. 105.
Between the Lines: http://www.pridesource.com/article.shtml?article=16169
Detroit News: http://www.detnews.com/2005/wayne/0510/12/B02-346247.htm
Dearborn Press & Guide: http://pressandguide.com/stories/100905/loc_20051009006.shtml
Triangle Pride PAC: http://www.pride-pac.org/news/n51012.html