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Watch: Focus on the Family Upset Apple is Rejecting Anti-Gay Apps


Focus on the Family lackey complains that Apple is forcing people to think like it does be rejecting anti-gay apps from The Manhattan Declaration and Exodus International.

Jeremy Hooper notes the hypocrisy: "The Manhattan Declaration app comes out against 'a right to engage in immoral sexual practices,' and features a whole host of 'pro-family' signatories lashing out those who fall out of line with their evangelical beliefs. And Exodus International is a program solely focused -- SOLEY. FOCUSED -- on using scientifically-discredited methodology to turn gays into some sort of flux state known as an 'ex-gay.' The whole vibe of both programs: Think like I think, diversity of the world be damned! Incidentally, the same vibe that's steered Focus on the Family for several decades now."


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Pat Boone Launches Line of Meat Products to Benefit Anti-Gay Christian Conservative Groups Like 'Focus on the Family'


Pat Boone is selling his meat, which is a scary enough headline.

He's getting into the celebrity-endorsed food business, launching a line of so-called "All-American" meats to benefit conservative Christian organizations and causes like Mercy Corps and Focus on the Family.

Boone, who we last covered after he recorded anti-gay robo-calls for Kentucky gubernatorial candidate Steve Beshear. Boone has also compared gay activists to terrorists, before insisting he loves gays.

Boone has recently been active in the Tea Party, so, perhaps Sarah Palin can do the butchering for him.

Listen to NPR's report, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Focus on the Family to Sponsor National Student Day Against Gays


Many of you are familiar with the "Day of Truth", the campaign created by right-wing religious groups as an answer to GLSEN's "Day of Silence", which promotes tolerance and fights LGBT bullying at schools nationwide.

The "Day of Truth" was formerly sponsored by "ex-gay" group Exodus International. In early October, Exodus said it would no longer sponsor the event because attention had been brought to the number of gay suicides caused by bullying.

Well, now Colorado Springs' Focus on the Family has picked up the torch and they're sponsoring the event and changing its name to "Day of Dialogue".

The Gazette reports:

"Focus on Thursday launched the website Dayofdialogue.com, a resource for students interested in being part of the protest next April. 'The Day of Dialogue gives you, as a student, the opportunity to express the true model presented by Jesus Christ in the Bible (on homosexuality),' the website says...Focus resurrected the anti-gay program to balance the dialogue on homosexuality in schools, Candi Cushman, Focus education analyst, said in a news release. 'We're trying to raise awareness that more than one side needs to be heard on the issue of homosexuality, and we're helping to ensure that Christian students have the chance to express their viewpoint,' Cushman said.'"

On the Day of Dialogue's homepage, they suggest you read THIS to get an idea about the kind of truth they're pushing.

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NCAA Pulls 'Focus on the Family' Web Ad Following Pressure

Yesterday I posted about reports that the NCAA had approved airtime for ads from anti-gay, anti-choice evangelical group Focus on the Family during the upcoming NCAA tournament. The NCAA was also running an ad for the group on its website. 

Fotf  Under pressure, the NCAA pulled the ad yesterday:

"The decision by the NCAA came in response to vocal protests from a small number of advocates for gay and lesbian athletes, who complained that the group's views that homosexuality and abortion are immoral are inconsistent with the NCAA's stated nondiscrimination policy. 'Focus on the Family did have a banner ad on NCAA.com. Today, it was decided to remove the ad from the website as a result of concerns expressed by our membership,' Bob Williams, an NCAA spokesman, said via e-mail late Tuesday."

It's still unclear whether CBS will run Focus ads during the NCAA tournament.

Writes Pat Griffin: "Yippee! Our voices were heard. I just got word that the NCAA is pulling the Focus on the Family ads that have been running on the NCAA.com web site. No decisions have been made about future ads, so maybe we need to make sure the NCAA gets it that ANY ads from FOTF associated with the NCAA in any way are unacceptable."

Report: NCAA Supporting Anti-Gay, Anti-Choice Evangelical Group Focus on the Family

Sports blogger, author, and UMass professor emerita Pat Griffin reports that the NCAA's website is running ads (current ad pictured here) for anti-gay, anti-choice evangelical organization Focus on the Family, and has approved airtime for them on CBS during the upcoming tournament.

Writes GriffinFotf "Ok, we endured the Focus on the Family...Tebow anti-abortion ad during the Super Bowl (along with a lot of other ads demeaning women). But now, NCAA.com, is also carrying a banner ad for Focus on the Family. I hear that CBS, the network that brought us the Focus on the Family Super Bowl ad, is also covering the Men’s NCAA Tournament, and plan to air these ads throughout the tournament with the complete complicity, consent and support of the NCAA."

The ad deal is not confirmed, but the report is troubling, considering, as Griffin also notes, "The NCAA is the most prominent national governing body for intercollegiate athletics for women and men. The NCAA constitutional principles include an explicit prohibition on discrimination based on sexual orientation."

Call NCAA Public Relations - 317 917 6762
Call NCAA Main Number - 317 917 6222
Email NCAA Public Relations - pmr@ncaa.org

A Facebook group has been started by Sean Chapin urging the NCAA to drop its relationship with FoF. Join it here.

(via outsports)


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