|TFF Preisdent Victoria Cobb with other gay haters|
Few organizations in Virginia are more insidious than The Family Foundation ("TFF"), an affiliate of Focus on the Family and Family Research Council (although references to FRC have been conveniently scrubbed from TFF's website following FRC's designation as a hate group). When not peddling lies and working to fan the flames of anti-gay animus, TFF supports efforts to force its hate and fear based version of Christianity on all Virginians and - true to its segregationist roots - cheer leads GOP efforts to disenfranchise minorities. Given the two rulings that have struck down Virginia's bans on same sex marriage, true to form, TFF has come up with a stunt to (i) garner media coverage and (ii) convince the gullible that it routinely fleeces that it is "fighting" for their beliefs. The stunt? A forty day fast. Except one doesn't even need to fast to participate. Pink News looks at this latest disingenuous BS from TFF. Here are highlights:
The Virginia-based Family Foundation announced a coordinated ‘fast’ last month, in order to influence the US Supreme Court into rejecting same-sex marriage when it hears the first of a series of appeals cases in October.The group had said: “The Supreme Court begins their session on October 6th. We fully expect them to take a marriage case sometime in the next year.“Join us for 40 Days of Prayer, Fasting and Repentance for Marriage from August 27 through October 5, 2014. “Our 40 Days will culminate on October 5th just before the court begins their session.”However, they later quietly clarified that members don’t actually have to give up any food at all to take part in the ‘fast’.They wrote: “We are asking the entire Body of Christ to join us for this feast – giving up physical food isn’t necessary – but feeding on the spiritual food provided is vital.”As people don’t actually have to give up food to take part, the group opposed to re-defining the definition of marriage seem to be re-defining the meaning of a fast.
I continue to wonder when TFF will garner the formal hate group designation it so richly deserves. Not that such a designation would convince Virginia Republicans to stop prostituting themselves to this heinous organization.