April 27, 2006
By: Michael Westfall
The American Family Association of Michigan held its annual banquet
Thursday, April 27 at Addison Oaks in Leonard, Michigan. Thanks go out to everyone who organized and participated in this
important event. It was a tremendous success and contained a full house of concerned Michigan citizens who appreciate the
work of Michigan’s AFA and its President Gary Glenn. People traveled from around the state to show their support and
they were not disappointed.
Featured speakers included Detroit’s Bob Dutko, host of WMUZ's
Bob Dutko Radio Show. Mr. Dutko is one of the most popular and listened to Christian public affairs talk show hosts
in the United States. He is also the former national press secretary of The Christian Coalition. A talented speaker, Mr. Dutko
gave an interesting overview of his work and the many critical issues impacting America’s culture. Mr. Dutko praised
Mr. Glenn for being a dedicated and powerful leader on social issues.
Those attending were especially appreciative of the dedication and energetic
hard work of Michigan’s AFA President Gary Glenn. In addition to fighting pornography and other cultural issues, Mr.
Glenn, who directs the AFA from Midland, has turned much of his attention to opposing gay rights initiatives across the state.
He has fearlessly taken on the homosexual agenda and has fought proposals
to permit gays to head Boy Scout troops as well as sexual non-discrimination ordinances proposed by various Michigan cities.
Gary Glenn has picked up strong criticism from gay groups and others
on our accord. He has made the statement that he knows he is closest to the target when the flak is the heaviest.
At this educational dinner the enthusiastic supporters were made aware
of the people who were involved in fighting the family values issues on our behalf. Diners had an opportunity to hear about
the issues, how they were being handled in the legislature and what we as Michigan residents need to do to help continue fighting
Auburn Hills mayor and former Christian Coalition activist, Tom McMillan,
has stated in the past, the brightest development in Michigan was the rise to prominence of the states AFA and its leader,
Gary Glenn. This was very evident by all who attended this important dinner.
Glenn and Dutko also brought out how these moral issues were impacting
not only fellow Americans but also other nations around the world.
For 2006 AFA-Michigan is supporting two ballot measures.
The first is the Prenatal Child Protection Amendment, which would
end abortion by guaranteeing equal protection and due process of law to all persons from the point of conception.
The second is the Stop Overspending Initiative, which will relieve
the tax burden on Michigan families by limiting the growth of our state government budget each year to no more than inflation
plus the percentage increase in Michigan’s population. This initiative would require the Legislature to get the voters
permission before exceeding that cap, by placing the question on a statewide ballot.
To help the AFA in the petition drive on these two issues please click here.
In America today there are highly focused homosexual groups who are
working feverishly to redefine the definition of family. At the same time America has murdered over 46 million of our unborn
children through various forms of the gruesome practice of abortion. Pornography is raging throughout our culture and is now
in every American home through our televisions and computers.
Each of these societal issues is orchestrated; entering our culture
at an alarming speed and occurring in such a way that many Americans have become desensitized.
We see our children and families targeted and exposed to all kinds of
obscenities. It is like our culture has lost its moral compass and our sense of right and wrong has flown out the window.
We are in a cultural war today. There are powers that are working diligently
to legislate out of existence Christian morality and the very definition of family itself. We cannot afford to lose this war.
Traditional marriage is not a civil right. It is a God ordained right
and the building block of society.
Our schools are now targeted by those sympathetic to the homosexual
agenda. For them to promote their anti-Biblical homosexual agenda to our defenseless children, who are a captive audience
and cannot escape this type of attitude adjustment, is an offensive betrayal by our teaching establishment. All of these things are happening while the Bible, which is the moral and value foundation of our culture,
is drop kicked out of our schools.
The AFA is America’s largest pro-family association and it is
definitely time for all of us to step up to the plate and show honest support. If we don’t, America’s culture
will be destroyed. There is no question about it. Our children and their children have to live here after we are gone, and
they will never forgive us if we squander this opportunity to support the AFA and turn things around for them and their future
Mr. Glenn is a passionate fighter for our families. The AFA- Michigan
is a critical organization for all of us who believe in Christian and family values. No one person can do this job alone.
It takes each of us working together and doing our part to ease the burden. Every Michigan citizen who cares about our culture
should participate in the fight by joining this organization.
The AFA needs the prayers, financial contributions, organizing abilities
and petition help from supporters, if it is to succeed.
Each of us owes it to our children, our culture and our nation to join
now and do our part. To join click here.