Other community involvement includes:
Member, Board of Directors for:
- Arkansans for Charity Excellence (ACE)
- Arkansas Water Foundation
- Main Street Arkansas
- Families First of Arkansas
Take a good look at the last one. “Families First of Arkansas.” When I saw that, I thought maybe Wooldridge meant the Arkansas Families First organization that took on Act One two years ago. He didn’t. The organization Wooldridge refers to is the Families First Foundation, one of those hate groups that masquerades as proponents of good Christian moral values. Don’t believe me? Look at what they have to say about gay people:
During June of each year (and, in reality, every day of the year) Americans are asked to respect “gay pride” as a vocal minority extends the homosexual agenda beyond tolerance and acceptance toward legitimization. A passive America celebrates being politically correct–and remains silent!
William Butler Yeats seemed to herald our time when he wrote, “…The ceremony of innocence is drowned; the best lack all conviction while the worst is full of passionate intensity…”1
The passionate intensity of the pro-homosexual forces is helping them win the public relations battle with the people of America. A recent Gallup survey indicates that 52 percent of Americans now regard homosexuality as an acceptable alternative lifestyle. That is a dramatic rise of support from 1992, when just 38 percent favored homosexuality as an acceptable alternative lifestyle.2
In times like these we cannot afford to remain silent or “pitch our tents toward Sodom.”3
The passionate intensity of the homosexual agenda must not be overlooked. Homosexuality is a leading cause in undermining the traditional family structure. Although the homosexuals comprise only two to three percent of the population,4 they exert tremendous cultural influence. Gays claim to constitute ten percent of the population.5 but their strength is not “how many” but “how much” the few contribute to the ferocious attack on traditional sexual morality.6
Are Christians guilty of discrimination because of a refusal to tolerate homosexuality? No. There is a difference is wise, informed discrimination and prejudice! Discrimination against what is bad is necessary for the preservation of good. Did past cultures that practiced discrimination know something the current culture should learn? Unless truth has surfaced to discount the social policies of the past, then a similar discrimination against homosexuality and for heterosexuality appears needful for the social good.
You would think that by this point we’d be past this kind of bigotry disguised as religion. For the most part, we are, but this kind of hate still has its adherants, and whether or not Wooldridge believes this awful stuff, he apparently has no problem sitting on the board of an organization that promotes it and seems proud to tout it on his website. (And yes, Families First Foundation has him listed as serving on their board.)
Now, I’m sending out some questions to the Wooldridge campaign and others running for Congress. In Wooldridge’s questions, I plan on asking him directly about this. This issue is not about what Wooldridge thinks about a particular issue like marriage equality-it’s about his view of human beings that happen to be different and about fundamental decency and character. If Wooldridge belonged to a group that made similar disgusting comments about African Americans or Jews then his ability to represent the people of this district, all the people, would be called into question. It’s no different here when he’s sitting on the board of an organization that advances the hatred of gay people and drags Christianity through the ditch while it’s at it.
Senator Wooldridge shouldn’t be touting his work for this group. He should be ashamed of it.
I would also like to say that I have e-mailed the Wooldridge campaign a series of questions, and included in them a chance for Wooldridge to address this personally.