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I want to thank you for reading these AFA of Indiana weekly emails. Last week, I sent out three emails due to two legislative alerts.
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I never take your following AFA-IN for granted. I want you to know that this weekly email is the highlight of my week, because it is an honor to communicate with you. If I have one constant goal, it is to grow our weekly email readership.
I am writing to thank you for not just reading but taking action too. Your calls and emails on SB 288 to Indianapolis, and the federal Equality Act in DC were helpful.
The misnamed Equality Act passed the US House on a 224-206 vote with all Democrats voting as a block. Three northeast Republicans voted for this horrendous attack on freedom that was rushed to the floor without a committee hearing. (Who cares about rules and procedures when there is a liberal agenda to force down the throats of Americans?)
Here is the good news. The last time the House voted on this, 11 Republicans supported it, and there were fewer Republicans elected then than there are now following the GOP’s gains in November 2020. In central Indiana one of those who punted on protecting women’s safety and religious freedom was Republican Congresswoman Susan Brooks. This time, her successor, Victoria Spartz not only voted against this wretched bill, but she also spoke on the floor listing reasons why it was bad for the safety of women and children, the integrity of girls’ sports, school scholarships and religious freedom.
The Equality Act moves to the Senate now. Your contacting Indiana’s US Senators, Mike Braun and Todd Young is still very important.
Senator Mike Braun (202) 224-4814
Senator Todd Young (202) 224-5623
In Spite of Cultural Attacks, Americans Still Support Traditions
Our liberal, blame America first, culture has not yet totally destroyed American’s patriotic traditions. A new poll from a somewhat liberal group (Morning Consult) recently conducted a national survey about the National Anthem after an NBA team owner had banned it. Here is what they found:
· 76% say National Anthem should be played before sporting events; 60% very strongly feel this way.
· 81% of white people believe “The Star-Spangled Banner” should be played before games, compared to 70% of Hispanic and 60% of Black adults.
· 55% of U.S. adults agree that Americans “don’t care enough about preserving traditions anymore.”
· 46% of U.S. adults agree with the notion that “social justice warriors are ruining sports.”
Americans are Worried About Big Tech
A new Gallup Poll finds that Americans’ views of big tech have become increasingly negative and their support of government regulation of the industry has grown.
A 45% plurality of U.S. adults have a negative view of these firms, defined in the survey as “technology companies, such as Amazon, Facebook and Google.” (Only 34% have a favorable view of big tech.) Meanwhile, the percentage of Americans who think the government should increase its regulation of technology firms has risen from 48% to 57%.
Views of big tech have grown more negative as Republicans and many Independents see companies like Twitter and Facebook actively working against their values and working to silence conservative views.
This May Fit their Goal, but not their Narrative
Since the homosexual demands movement started in the early 1970’s they often pointed to Dr. Alfred Kinsey’s flawed research as justification for claiming that 10% of the population was homosexual. It never matched with actual surveys, but it helped their “One in Ten” claim when trying to indoctrinate children.
When facts mattered, like their court filing for the Obergefell v. Hodges same-sex marriage case, they admitted that numerous research findings pointed to only 2-3% of the population being LGBT.
Since that court case our culture has promoted the homosexual agenda at record speed. Hollywood, news and sports media, advertisers, the Democratic party, and most government schools have all embraced the gay agenda. Being a part of the LGBT community is chic. It is the cause de jour right now.
An extensive new survey finds that 16% of Gen Z now identify as LGBT. The fact that young people embrace this lifestyle 8 times more than previous generations says a lot about our culture, but it also raises an interesting observation.
If one generation can jump this much, it undermines the claim that homosexuality is inborn. Regardless of its popularity, if any, left handedness doesn’t change much from generation to generation because it is a genetic trait. It stays around 10% decade after decade. This massive jump in identifying with a sexual behavior, reveals that this is a choice, not something akin to the biological trait of skin color . . . and right now a lot of impressionable young kids are being encouraged to choose it.
In Their Own Words:
“America, it is said, is suffering from intolerance — it is not. It is suffering from tolerance. Tolerance of right and wrong, truth and error, virtue and evil, Christ and chaos. Our country is not nearly so overrun with the bigoted as it is overrun with the broadminded.” – Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, 1931