CNN: Gary Glenn debates Marriage Protection Amendment

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Prime time live with CNN’s Paula Zahn (click here to view video)

Glenn tells national TV audience:
Marriage Protection Amendment needed to uphold people’s vote

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American Family Association of Michigan President Gary Glenn appeared Monday night live on CNN’s “Paula Zahn NOW”
to debate the need for a Marriage Protection Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. A transcript of the debate follows:

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Join AFA-Michigan in supporting two important 2006 ballot measures:

Prenatal Child Protection Amendment
Will protect the lives of prenatal children by guaranteeing equal protection and due process of law to all persons from the point of conception.

Stop OverSpending Initiative
Will relieve the future tax burden on Michigan families by limiting the growth of our state government budget each year to no more than inflation plus the percentage increase in Michigan’s population.

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SPERO NEWS — AFA dinner a huge success

“AFA-Michigan is a critical organization for all of us who believe in Christian and family values. No one person can do this job alone. It takes each of us working together and doing our part to ease the burden. Every Michigan citizen who cares about our culture should participate in the fight by joining this organization.”
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MIDLAND DAILY NEWS — Group believes homosexuals can be saved, changed

MIDLAND DAILY NEWS
Midland, Michigan
May 7, 2006

(Commentary)

Group believes that homosexuals can be saved, changed
by Gary Glenn

The American Family Association of Michigan believes that homosexual behavior is harmful and wrong. Without apology, we oppose attempts by the Triangle Foundation and other homosexual activist groups to force their political agenda onto our children, our public schools and society at large.

We approach the public policy debate surrounding homosexual behavior with sincere Christian care and concern for individuals who we believe put themselves physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually at risk by engaging in such behavior, and with a spirit for protecting children and others put at risk by those who promote and enable such behavior.

We personally know parents who in 2004 helped gather signatures to enact a Marriage Protection Amendment to our state constitution — reaffirming marriage as only between one man and one woman — not because they “hate” their children who are involved in homosexual relationships, but because they love them.

The sincere Christian compassion which motivates our stand is marked by warning against — and protecting those we love from — harmful self-destructive behavior, not by the false compassion of enabling or passing special laws to protect such behavior.
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MIDLAND DAILY NEWS — Anti-gay extremism bad for Midland and Michigan

“Several years ago Gary Glenn came to Midland as a conservative political activist… Soon thereafter he rekindled the American Family Association of Michigan, based in Midland. Since that time, the AFA has been on a non-stop campaign to deny basic freedoms, safety and dignity to (gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered) people. The American Family Association claims to be a ‘pro-family’ organization, but a recent study by the (National Gay & Lesbian Task Force) Policy Institute showed that the AFA and similar groups do little for families, but instead spend their time trying to outlaw abortions, stop equal rights for gay people, and boycott companies they claim support indecency.”

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Notre Dame law prof backs Michigan pro-life amendment

Nationally renowned legal scholar and abortion
foe calls amendment “prudent, timely, and positive”

Notre Dame law professor backs Michigan’s
Prenatal Child Protection Amendment

Endorsement lauded by Michigan family values group

SOUTH BEND, Indiana — Professor Charles E. Rice of Notre Dame University, a nationally renowned legal scholar and abortion foe, Wednesday endorsed a proposed amendment to the Michigan constitution to ban nearly all abortions by extending the state constitution’s guarantee of due process and equal protection of the law to all persons from the moment of conception.
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DAILY TRIBUNE — Conservative Christian group vows to fight gay rights ordinance

“A conservative Christian activist group plans to campaign against a gay rights ordinance that the City Council is expected to pass sometime this spring. Gary Glenn of the American Family Association of Michigan said Thursday he has already been contacted by a Ferndale resident concerning Ferndale’s consideration of a third attempt to pass a gay rights ordinance. …Openly gay Councilman Craig Covey raised the issue of bringing the gay ordinance back, saying he believes the council and city voters would now pass the measure. ‘I’m not surprised to hear that the extremist jackals of the religious right may once again descend on Ferndale to fight against equal rights,’ Covey said.” Continue reading “DAILY TRIBUNE — Conservative Christian group vows to fight gay rights ordinance”

BETWEEN THE LINES — Glenn says 'no' to money for LGBT crime victims

BETWEEN THE LINES
(homosexual newsmagazine)
Detroit, Michigan
February 15, 2006

Glenn says ‘no’ to money for LGBT crime victims
State legislators vow to investigate
by Dawn Wolfe Gutterman

LANSING — Funding to help LGBT crime victims could be threatened if anti-gay family crusader Gary Glenn has his way.
As reported by Between The Lines in December, the Triangle Foundation has received a $40,000 grant from the state of Michigan to further its work assisting LGBT crime victims. The money was awarded by the state’s Crime Victim Services Commission under the Victims of Crime Act program, which collects federal court fines from perpetrators to be used for victim assistance. Triangle plans to use the money for its Anti-Violence Project, which assists LGBT hate crime victims in a number of ways, from guiding victims through the legal process to providing referrals to shelters, health care providers, counselors and attorneys. (See “Triangle receives state victim-assistance grant,” online at www.pridesource.com.)

However, Glenn, the president of the self-styled Christian organization American Family Association of Michigan, is opposed to using government funds to aid LGBT crime victims, and is urging state legislators to take the money away.

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BETWEEN THE LINES — A new threat, a new low

BETWEEN THE LINES
(homosexual newsmagazine)
Detroit, Michigan
February 15, 2006

All Politics is Loco
A new threat, a new low
by Sean Kosofsky

On February 3, Gary Glenn of the American Family Association of Michigan sank to a new low. He issued a press release with the nastiest and most malicious rhetoric yet, demanding the State of Michigan take back funding it gave to Triangle Foundation to serve victims of anti-GLBT hate crimes. Since Triangle is the only agency in Michigan offering comprehensive services for GLBT hate crime victims, this could seriously jeopardize vital programs for our community.
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AFA-Michigan head sees racial unity among Katrina survivors

“(American Family Association of Michigan President Gary) Glenn observed that the national media has continued to emphasize race as a factor in the pace of delivering disaster relief. Yet he says he saw no racial division or animosity in southern Mississippi. Nevertheless, the pro-family leader says he has emphasized telling the victims of the hurricane, African Americans in particular, ‘that we’ve come all the way from Michigan to tell them that we care about them, and love them and want to help them.’ …He says he made a particular point of telling these people, ‘don’t believe what you hear on national television … we do care about you. It doesn’t matter what your skin color is. We care about you and want to help you.'”
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