Showing posts with label Rick Perry AFA. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Rick Perry AFA. Show all posts


Rick Perry Lone Ride out of Politics on the Third Rail to the AFA Day of Hate

The Third rail of Hate.

As noted by the Times Record News of Wichita Falls Texas Governor Rick Perry political gamble that others would embrace hate disguised as Christianity has failed.

No one disputed Mr. Perry's right to pray, it is the company that he chooses to keep that offends. At least that's the sentiment of most Americans and the overwhelming majority of politicians.

The "response' event has only confirmed 10% of the seating available at Reliant Stadium.

Only Kansas Governor Brownback and Bobby Jindal of Louisiana of the 49 governors invited have agreed to ride with Perry on this Third Rail. This is in despite of Perry's invitation and political muscle having been the Chairman of the Republican Governors Association in 2009.

Even Perry has downplayed and backpedaled his involvement a fact not unnoticed by the AFA. Obviously becoming aware of the political suicide by association with the AFA Perry has distanced himself saying he may not speak and may only usher at the event. How humble. How ridiculous! Christs love is not political expediency or populism.

There are many third rails, and the lord knows as a Christian transgender woman I am a rider on many, I pray I will never buy a ticket on the rail to hate.

Years ago I joined with Soulforce to visit one of the "response" pastors John Hagee, trying to bring Christs message of radicaly inclusive love to his Cornerstone Church.

Even though we have made a substantial impact its not time for Texans to rest on our laurels. We must take to the streets in Houston on the 6th. Lets make sure other would be political hate mongers know where riding that third rail will take them.


AFA Email Confirms: Not Christian? Stay Away from Texas Gov. Rick Perry's Day of Prayer

Jewish, Muslim, Buddhists, atheists, liberals, and LGBT people, the AFA says YOU are NOT invited to pray with Texas Governor Rick Perry!

This is a clip from an AFA email explicitly disinviting all non Christians from the religious and political process. And don't presume to be a part of the prayer process that according to Rick Perry in the following video is a integral component of the political process.

The AFA would have you believe by prayer on August 6th you can identify exactly who is to at fault for our country's problems. And non Christian are not invited by Rick Perry to join in finding out whom to blame for this perceived imminent demise of our country. This same sort of exclusive fear mongering, a threat of the "END DAYS" was also used to motivate people to convince Pontius Pilate to crucify Jesus.

Many, like myself believe Christ's message was one of inclusivity and a eternal invitation to salvation. There is no prerequisite to 'belong' to any religion or political party to join with humanity in faith.

This is why the AFA has been designated a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

The American Family association believes all non Christians are guilty of idolatry which is a pejorative term for the worship of an idol, a physical object such as a cult image, as a god. Rick Perry by inviting the AFA to host this event is promoting that philosophy and inviting you to transform American into a theocracy .

Contrary to what Rick Perry and the AFA would have you believe, YOU are welcomed, loved and as important to the political process as any anyone else is, including hate groups.

You can help voice that belief by being among our numbers outside of Reliant Stadium protesting on August 6th 2011.

planetransgender post Protest Rick Perry

For gender diverse people atheist or of any belief the AFA has a especially toxic message. You are invited to protest with the Dallas Transgender Advocates and Allies .


Why We Protest Rick Perry's AFA Day of Prayer

The Florida Family Association (FFA) a branch of the American Family Association (AFA) has mounted a vicious email attack on cisgender actress Sarah Dessen.

Her crime? She played the transgender character on Degrassi. Read Sarah's blog post "Integrity" describing her outrage at the hatefulness of the emails.

Source Huffington Post: "Degrassi Boycotted By Florida Family Association Because Of Transgender And Gay Characters."

"Degrassi, which first aired in 1979, is known for portraying controversial issues. Over the course of its 30-year run (which has included several hiatuses and cast changes), it has covered teen pregnancy, school shootings, cutting, homosexuality and gonnorrhea outbreaks, to name a few. The show didn’t come to FFA founder David Canton’s attention, however, until last year, when it introduced a storyline about a gay quarterback and one about a female-to-male transgender teen exploring his identity and first relationship.

Canton told The Huffington Post that the LGBT content “licentiously appealed to the prurient nature of teenagers,” saying he believed that the scenarios also promoted behavior that doesn’t naturally occur in high school settings.

“How many high schools have a gay first-string quarterback who becomes lovers with someone else on the team? This relationship is extremely unlikely and they shouldn’t open this to dialogue,” Canton -- once applauded by American Family Association president Don Wildmon as the "quarterback" of the pro-family movement -- said. “And I think that it is statistically improbable that you will have a female-to-male transgender who is in love with a lesbian or bisexual in a school setting.”

On Facebook join with Jd Mason and Joe Zamecki to Protest of Rick Perry's Prayer Event which has outstanding ride share resources.

The Dallas Transgender Advocates and Allies protest page


Texas Gov Rick Perry + AFA Prayer Meeting = PROTEST!

Texas Governor presidential wannabe Rick Perry's latest hat hate trick has been met with a firestorm of condemnation coalescing advocates from a wide social spectrum. Perry's August "apolitical prayer meeting" at Houston's Reliant Stadium which is to be paid for by the American Family Association at his invitation, a group that the Southern Poverty Law Center has condemned as a hate group. Perry has invited all 49 other Governors to the August event but as of this post only Sam Brownback of KS has accepted. The Texas Freedom Network strongly condemns Rick Perry for Using Faith as a Political Weapon.

Wanna protest the scourge of religious demagogues being invited into politics by this tea party wannabe? The Facebook event asks only those who are going to be there click attending the "Protest of Rick Perry's Prayer Event" The event has carpooling pages for everyone in Texas to help us get there. Secular America has a editable email form for everyone outside Texas to ask there state governors not accept Perry's invitation . Contact Reliant Stadium . Tell them to stand by there commitment not to host events that are harmful to the community. I'll see you there.