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The AFA & Focus on the Family

There is a group that calls them selfs The American Family Association, but what in the hell do they really know about family’s unless they fit in to there narrow minded views on issues. Well the AFA and the dumb dumbs over at "Focus on the Family" need to grow the up and get with the times. This is the year 2006, not 1906 and I think you guys should act like it. In the year 2006 we have this thing called "diversity", yep, "diversity". I hate to go all nerd on you, but "Diversity" is defined as "The quality of being made of many different elements, forms, kinds, or individuals".

Diversity means that we live in a world where we not only accept different, but celebrate out differences. Also this means that we live in a world with homosexuals. Since we are on the subject, there is no such thing as the "Homosexual Agenda". Well, I take it back; the only thing WE want is to get all the same rights as everyone else. So I guess you could call that the "Homosexual Agenda". I know Homosexuality is a really big hot button item, believe me, I know. But I also think if people had any ideas who around them in there family’s is gay, they would be surprised and not have a clue! Everyone has someone in there family who is gay, if they know it or not. And I mean everyone!

Also, in my book, abortion is a choice a woman should have. What is so wrong with giving someone the choice to make a decision that does in fact affect them? Why is this so hard for you guys at the AFA and the Focus on the Family to see? Why is it so hard to let people make there own decision? That is something that I just do not understand, and I guess I never will.

My last item of rage or rant is Entertainment! Why is it that whenever there is a TV show, or movie that has god or someone talking to god, or any sort of religion in it related to humor, people get pissed off. I for one would like to think that my god (and your god for that matter) has a very big sense of humor. I mean just look at this planet we live on, or humans for that matter. I mean God has to have a sense of humor.

I think Gregory Lee who is a bivocational pastor for two United Methodist churches in south Georgia said it best when he sat down and watched "The Book Of Daniel", and had this to say in his blog on the homosexual topic in "The Book Of Daniel" as related to religion and church in today’s world, and the AFA's boycott of the tv show "1. Acceptance of Homosexuality. As most of us know, the Episcopal Church is very liberal, in cultural issues and in theology, and accept homosexuality as normal behavior in both parishioners and in clergy (as evidenced by the recent affirmation of a professing homosexual as Bishop). This is objectionable to me, but that is not something that NBC put in the show. Whether we like it or not, this is part of the Christian community in America. This is real life as lived out by our brothers and sisters in Christ in the Episcopal Church and in other denominations throughout the country. This is something that most of the major mainline denominations in the U.S. have had to deal with or are in the midst of dealing with at this time. Boycotting it and sweeping it under the rug does not take away the problem in the church." (Link to full blog entry here)

Anyway, the AFA and Focus on the Family must have no sense of humor cus they seem to think every show is out to diss God, when I think most shows are just trying to show life, with maybe just a little more drama. Joan of Arcadia was a really great show in which Joan talks to God who appears as normal everyday people from the street. I do not remember if the AFA or if Focus on the Family had a problem with them, but I would think they would. Those are the only shows, but as Gregory Lee, who I talked about above, said that the show showed "Jesus in a positive light", and "when was the last time you saw a television show portray Jesus in a positive light?" Which I think minus a few shows is a very true statement.

Anyway, I think I have said enough for now...

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haguelovesyou
Jan. 28th, 2006 07:45 am (UTC)
:-)
claystorm
Jan. 28th, 2006 06:10 pm (UTC)
Thanks, and I love the user icon! You saw the bumper sticker I saw last weekend up in Colorado Springs right? LOL.
(Anonymous)
Jan. 28th, 2006 10:43 pm (UTC)
Yes I did. I remembered seeing it somewhere, I wasn't sure where, I thought it would be a good icon. Then your response reminded me of where I saw it...here, lol.

-Ryan
(Anonymous)
Jan. 28th, 2006 08:13 pm (UTC)
Hmmm
I support homosexuals, but I'm a woman and I completely disagree with your statement on abortion. It IS a big deal because it IS murder. The only cases where I see abortion as being okay are if the mother's health or life are in danger. There's like to be two deaths, then. However, every life that God makes is special.

How can you deny this part of Psalm 139?

"For it was you who formed my inward parts; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; that I know very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes beheld my unformed substance. In your book were written all the days that were formed for me, when none of them as yet existed."

Could you possibly imagine if your mother decided to have an abortion rather than give birth to you? How does that make you feel?

I'm not going around telling people they are murderers if they had an abortion. I know that God forgives. However, it is murder. . .God knows us before we're born. . .and that's taking God's creation into our own hands and saying it's not wonderful and beautiful.
claystorm
Jan. 28th, 2006 09:12 pm (UTC)
Re: Hmmm
Ok, I have no clue who you are, but I still plan to respond you your comment.

For me as a guy, abortion is one of those issues that I am damned if I do, and I am damned if I do not. If I tried to tell people that no one should be able to get an aborition I get yelled at since I am a guy and have no clue as to how it can be for women. Or in this case, where I think it should be a choice since I am not a woman and I have no point telling someone what they can or can not do with there body.

Also, there are lots of things in the bible, and with changes due to differnt translations of the bible, things are open very much for each persons differnt view on parts of the bible. To address your quote, I am not sure really what that has to do with aborition. I mean, I understand the quote, but not really sure where you were going with it.

One of the best things I think that God gave us was "Free Will". The ability to make our own choices and decisions and God trusting us. In my view, (and this is going to sound really bad), but if he wanted no one to get aboritions, do you think he would have given us Free Will?

To address "Could you possibly imagine if your mother decided to have an abortion rather than give birth to you? How does that make you feel?", I would like to think that my mother would be able to make that decision as to if she wanted to have me or not.

There are lots of reasons why (at least in my mind) a woman would want to get a aborition. I mean, I know you said you support it where "the mother's health or life are in danger", but what if a woman is raped? Just beacsue she was raped does that mean that she should have to have a that child just beacuse some man decided he wanted to force him self on her?

Also, I have a question for you. Do you consider the use of birth control (Condoms or pills) killing? I mean there could have been a child born if they did not use the birth control, what then?

I am sorry if I seem like I am attacking you, as I really am not trying to, I am more just trying to understand your view and hope you understand my view.

Peace,
Kevin
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