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07/17/2009

Fun with Facebook: Values Voters edition

by Jeremy Hooper

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As part of the "new media" advocacy with which the Family Research Council has tasked them, the National Organization For Marriage has set up a new Facebook page for that annual homo-hostile event known as the "Values Voters Summit."



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As part of our own new media advocacy, we ask you to go over to that same Facebook page and (a) declare your plans to not attend, and (b) leave some fair but firm messages voicing your resistance to the event's proudly anti-gay agenda.

You can find it here. Have fun: Values Voter Summit 2009 [F'book]

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Your thoughts

Here's my modest contribution to their Face Book wall:

"Jesus tells us to love our neighbors, gay, straight and other alike, no exceptions allowed. I choose to follow His values, not VV Summit, when it comes to finding direction in my life."

Posted by: Bill Ware | Jul 17, 2009 3:09:47 PM

Just left a slightly passive aggressive, but ultimately respectful RSVP.

Posted by: Marcus | Jul 17, 2009 3:49:42 PM

Here is my contribution:
Everyone voter votes based on their values, so we are all Values Voters, right? So I assume everyone is welcome to attend and speak at this event! Surely you will have speakers whose values include equality, non-discrimination, respect for others, acceptance of those who are different than us, compassion, empathy, and oh yeah, that one value from The Bible that some of us sometimes forget: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Thanks for putting on such an awesome convention!

Posted by: Scott | Jul 17, 2009 3:59:58 PM

Oh crap, I just noticed I wrote "Everyone voter" instead of "Every voter", thus making my post sound ridiculous right from the start. I hate it when I do that.

Posted by: Scott | Jul 17, 2009 4:02:00 PM

Im dont even LIVE in the states and i put myself down as not attending.
I think its ridiculous that im allowed my rights in my country but you are not.
Lets strive for equality everywhere!

Posted by: Viral | Jul 17, 2009 4:23:16 PM

In case they shut down the Wall entirely, I took a different critical tack:

"The torrid love affair that the evangelical church has had with political power since the late 1970s has utterly poisoned the message of the Gospel. One cannot achieve spiritual results using political means, and the attempt to use the rule of law to force non-believers to live according to your standards (which a lot of other Christians don't agree with, either) is not only spiritually ineffective, it's un-American. Even your name is offensive... it infers that voters who don't agree with your political aims have no values. Rather than change society for the better, organizations like yours have played a significant role in creating a generation that wants nothing to do with Christ, because all they see is ignorance or a willful propagation of lies and half-truths about family members and friends whom they love dearly. In the age of YouTube, Google and the blogosphere, you can't get away with this crap anymore, and this Wall is a perfect example of that."

Posted by: Christopherâ„¢ | Jul 17, 2009 6:10:46 PM

Posted 5 photos check them out.

Posted by: LOrion | Jul 17, 2009 10:06:13 PM

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