Monday, April 28, 2014

Sometimes AFA should be smart enough to be quiet

If you're buying, we're selling
American Family Association is a hate group based in Tupelo, Mississippi. In contrast, “If you're buying, we're selling” is an innovative campaign in reaction to Mississippi's new license-to-discriminate law. It's a simple idea, really. It gives  businesses an opportunity to demonstrate their support of equality. The economic calculus for most of these establishments presupposes that more people are attracted to fairness than those who might be alienated — even in deep Dixie.

Naturally, AFA's “news” site describes the campaign a bit differently:
In response to passage of that bill, owners who want the business of homosexuals are now posting blue, circular window stickers that incorporate the rainbow colors typically associated with homosexual activism.
Ever the victims, the persecuted, AFA's executive vice president, Buddy Smith, weighs in. I just doesn't sit right with him:
Buddy Smith - AFA
"It's not really a buying campaign, but it's a bully campaign," he says, "and it's being carried out by radical homosexual activists who intend to trample the freedom of Christians to live according to the dictates of scripture.

"They don't want to hear that homosexuality is sinful behavior – and they wish to silence Christians and the church who dare to believe this truth."

Smith offers a word of caution for those who do business with facilities posting the decal supporting homosexual activism. "If you do that, you are agreeing with these businesses that Christians no longer have the freedom to live out the dictates of their Christian faith and conscience," he tells OneNewsNow.
Life is really tough for a white heterosexual Christian male. What's really pissing off Buddy is this:
A website affiliated with the sticker campaign lists the Mississippi businesses that are participating. One of those listed is Jackson-based Milsaps College, which is connected with the United Methodist Church.
AFA provides a bad link to the site. Just an accident I am certain.
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