WTF?! Christian Based Anti-Gay Marriage Group Iowa Family Policy Center Received $3 Million In Federal Funds!

The Christian-based Iowa Family Policy Center (IFPC) received a “supposed” non-profit group leading the effort to repeal gay marriage in Iowa received more than $3 million in federal funds between 2004 and 2009 through two subsidiaries of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services according to the Iowa Independent.

The federal grants were to support the IFPC’s Marriage Matters program, a weekend retreat program for couples which includes marriage and pre-marital mentoring. (3 Million for weekend retreats?  I think not!)
because in fact accounted for half the group’s revenue

On the first anniversary of Iowa’s Gay Marriage law going into effect IFPC president Chuck Hurley, denounced the it by saying that IFPC members would be celebrating “the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, who offers eternal life” as the gay and lesbian community celebrates “personal choices that lead to eternal death. This heinous group  has also endorsed the gubernatorial candidacy of Bob Vander Plaats, the most vociferous opponent of gay marriage vying for the Republican nomination. Vander Plaats has pledged, if elected, to halt gay weddings with an executive order until the issue is decided by voters. Most analysts have said such a move would not be legal. 

3 Million dollars which included OUR tax money went to our enemies that want to destroy us, and why is this?

Recipients of federal funds cannot discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion or disability in providing services, but of course sexual orientation is not included.


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