Families Northwest is now on Facebook selling it’s own brand of softer, gentler discrimination and, unlike teh gays, they really are recruiting!
I started a comment thread on their page. Let’s see what happens to the comment and thread. Here’s the text:
While I applaud any organization that has a goal to make families stronger and healthier, any organization that actively advocates against the best interests of some children and their families as Families Northwest does are not worthy of your attention or support.
Children are already being raised by 18% of same-sex couples in Washington State and on average couples are raising 2 children per household. 8% of Washington’s adopted children live with a lesbian or gay parent. As of 2005, an estimated 7,249 of Washington’s children were living in households headed by same-sex couples.
All these children are denied the protections and stability of having married parents by Families Northwest opposition to marriage equality and legal protections in Washington State.
If Families Northwest really wanted to foster the expansion of marriage and support all families with children it would support marriage quality. This would provide equal protection to the children being raised by same-sex couples and lead to an expansion in marriages in Washington State.
From the fiscal and efficiency perspective this organization is rated at only two stars by Charity Navigator who compare them to other similar organizations providing services to families at the maximum of four stars.
N.B.: Families Northwest (also known as “Marriage Builders”) was previously known as the west coast affiliate of “Family Values Alliance” (now know as Focus on the Family run by Dr James Dobson) the name was changed in the mid-1990s, it was also previously known as the “Washington Family Council” and the name changed again in 2001.
Families Northwest is a “Family Policy Council” under the banners of the “Family Research Council” and “Focus on the Family”.
Hey, but even Jeff Kemp understands that it’s “an insult to humanity” to just focus on raising children as the single reason and context for marriage.
I’m sure a mature and reasoned debate that doesn’t discount the rights of children of same-sex couples will ensue.