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The American Family Foundation is at it again in its efforts to SCARE Americans from voting for Barack Obama.  They continue to drive wedges between faith based Americans in order to financially gain both monitarily and politically.  They spew lies and venom and then attempt to hide under 'religion' or 'Christian' terms.  They are truly wolves in sheep's clothing.  This is their latest campaign.

Donald E Wildmon Founder and Chairman
AFA

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October 8, 2008

Dear NULL,

The upcoming election is the most critical election in the history of our nation. The very future of our nation’s foundation is at stake. Every person will be affected. If the liberals win, then our foundation will no longer be based on the traditional Judeo-Christian morality. It will gradually but assuredly be based on an ever shifting, ever moving foundation. If the liberals win, the damage can’t be stopped with elections two, four or forty years from now. America will forever be changed. We will keep seeing a gradual and growing hostility toward people of faith, especially Christians. The morals of our nation will continue to decline. Our children and grandchildren will pay the price.

In case you may think I’m a "the sky is falling" type of person, you should know: When it comes to predictions, I am a very reserved person. But not on this one. I cannot overstate the damage a liberal victory will do to our country. The upcoming election is the most important in the history of our nation. Yes, if the liberals win you will lose some of your religious freedoms and free speech rights. Churches and pastors will not be exempt. You will not be allowed to say certain things about a particular group. Every item of the homosexual agenda will be approved. All the laws protecting the unborn will be wiped away.

I cannot overemphasize the importance of the Nov. 4 election. That is why I urge you to vote and encourage your family members, friends, Sunday School class and church members to vote. America’s future – the future of your children and grandchildren – is at stake.

Sincerely,
Donald E. Wildmon,
Founder and Chairman
American Family Association

 

I had to respond:

This is a copy of the following message I sent to AFA Foundation.

As a born again Christian, retired minister and Vietnam vet, with a son currently serving in the military, I am disappointed in the fear mongering, distorted email you sent, scaring people in to following a religious right organization's position on this election.  I assure you that you do not reflect my Christian values. It is shameful how AFA continues to separate and drive wedges between Christian men and women and all Americans inspite of their religious or non-religious views, in order to further your own cause and generate financial gain.
You sir, do not reflect Christ's great commission.

Should anyone be outraged enough to contact them, their email addres is:

American Family Foundation
Click on AFA Foundation in the drop down box.

Originally posted to Texas Cowboy on Thu Oct 09, 2008 at 10:29 AM PDT.

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Comment Preferences

  •  apPALINg (4+ / 0-)
    Now, who is it that they want us to vote for?

    My dogs think I'm smart and pretty.

    by martydd on Thu Oct 09, 2008 at 10:31:00 AM PDT

  •  Well, it beats the earlier ones (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    mofembot, Texas Cowboy

    blaming minorities for the economic problems.  Boy, that one was a hoot.  

    John McCain is afraid of Barack Obama.

    by The Dead Man on Thu Oct 09, 2008 at 10:31:30 AM PDT

  •  Nice post but.. (3+ / 0-)

    From the future Mrs Colbert.

    by recruitgal on Thu Oct 09, 2008 at 10:31:40 AM PDT

    •  My apologies (0+ / 0-)

      I failed to see the earlier post.  

      "When the powerful say that the price was worth the blood and treasure, you can bet your ass it wasn't their blood, nor their treasure."

      by Texas Cowboy on Thu Oct 09, 2008 at 11:56:25 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

    •  Gimme a break (0+ / 0-)

      That one was STARTED, not necessarily POSTED, 12 minutes before this one. Diaries scroll off the list very fast. The tags on that diary don't mention Wildmon or AFA. The title references Mississippi. DKos search function would not have matched the two diaries.

      Does it make you feel big and important to step on this diarist's efforts?

      John "Sidney" McCain takes leading role in Wall Street crisis. World financial system implodes. Coincidence?

      by edg on Thu Oct 09, 2008 at 01:03:20 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  Great response (4+ / 0-)

    thanks for taking the time to send it and share it with us.

    Proud supporter of Barack Who's Sane Obama

    by Blue VA on Thu Oct 09, 2008 at 10:32:49 AM PDT

  •  My letter to Mr. Wildmon (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    mofembot, Texas Cowboy

    I just wanted to write to your organization regarding a letter from Mr. Wildmon, sent to supporters and members regarding the upcoming presidential election. I am a lifelong bible believing born again Christian and a supporter of Senator Obama for president.

    I believe your organization has every right to promote whichever causes you deem important, but to scare your readers into supporting a candidate which has commited adultery against his former spouse, has used foul language in the senate, and has used veiled racism and hate in this election is just absurd.

    Your assumption is that since the Democratic candidate for president differs from you on one or two issues, he therefore must be 'scary' and you even go so far as to say that he will make it illegal to say certain things. You fail to see the fact that the current administration has used illegal wiretapping to listen to phone calls of people whom it deemed anti american, whether they were innocent or not, which violates the constitution you always claim to be concerned about.

    Please consider the possibility that the fringe voice your putting out there may be flawed, and that God's true love is within us, and not contained within either political party.

    we've got this guy out there now who is redefining the nature of politics from the ground up...Barack Obama. -Bob Dylan

    by social jsts on Thu Oct 09, 2008 at 10:42:17 AM PDT

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