Taxpayer Money Used To Fight Gay Marr...

Taxpayer Money Used To Fight Gay Marriage in Iowa

There are 5 comments on the www.towleroad.com story from Aug 29, 2011, titled Taxpayer Money Used To Fight Gay Marriage in Iowa . In it, www.towleroad.com reports that:

The AP reports that a conservative group used federal money to fund a campaign against gay marriage in Iowa.

And it gets worse: the group is a subsidiary of the The Family Leader, sponsor of the crazy marriage pledge that Bachmann and Perry have signed.

The $2.2 million grant from the Dept. of Health and Human Services was supposed to be spent on marriage counseling. But the group, calling itself the Iowa Family Policy Center, evidently has a loose definition of "marriage counseling," because it used some of the taxpayer money to wage a campaign against three state supreme-court justices who legalized gay marriage in Iowa. And what marriage counseling the group did do, it denied to gay couples. So not only was taxpayer money used to fund an anti-gay-marriage crusade; it also went to support discrimination.

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DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#1 Aug 29, 2011
This is outrageous. I hope the group gets investigated, fined and has to re pay the misused funds. Over the last 5 years I have seen several organizations mismanage funding here in Florida. A few even nearly lost their 501 c 3 status.

If the people of Iowa don't want the Federal Govt stepping in to handle this like it did in a few cases in Miami, they better act and insist this group re pay the money.

“WOOF !”

Since: Jul 11

Libertarian

#2 Aug 29, 2011
Obammy is behind this for sure. It's HIS HHS Dept.

“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

this one

#3 Aug 29, 2011
Fred ABQ wrote:
Obammy is behind this for sure. It's HIS HHS Dept.
I really don't mind breaking this to you Daniel, but you are wrong once again. The grant to the "Iowa Family Policy Center" is a legacy left to the current administration by the previous one:

Name of Grantee: Iowa Family Policy Center
Federal Project Officer:
Target Population: Married and unmarried couples
Federal Award Amount:$550,000/year
Program Name: Iowa Healthy Marriage Initiative Demonstration Project
Project Period: 09/30/2006 - 09/30/2011
Priority Area: 8 (one or two allowable activities)

Allowable Activities: Pre-marital education and marriage skills training for engaged couples and for couples or persons interested in marriage (#4) and marriage mentoring programs, which use married couples as role models and mentors in at-risk communities (#7).

Organization Description: Since 1996, Iowa Family Policy Center (IFPC), a nonprofit organization, has been dedicated to equipping, empowering, and encouraging Iowans to build communities where families and marriages are valued and strengthened. IFPC and partners will spearhead the healthy marriage initiatives and will continue to promote the formation and maintenance of marriages.

Use(s) of ACF Program Grant Funds: Resulting from collaborative efforts, the grant funds will be used to expand and strengthen premarital and marriage enrichment and develop regional collaboration support centers that will expand marriages and premarital efforts into communities.

http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ofa/hmabstrac...

They were promised $550K a year for five years by Bush's DHHS beginning in 2006, in addition to another $850K in 2004-2005 from something called the Administration for Children and FamiliesÂ’ Compassion Capital Fund...

http://discriminationdaily.com/...

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#4 Aug 29, 2011
Rick in Kansas wrote:
<quoted text>I really don't mind breaking this to you Daniel, but you are wrong once again. The grant to the "Iowa Family Policy Center" is a legacy left to the current administration by the previous one:
Name of Grantee: Iowa Family Policy Center
Federal Project Officer:
Target Population: Married and unmarried couples
Federal Award Amount:$550,000/year
Program Name: Iowa Healthy Marriage Initiative Demonstration Project
Project Period: 09/30/2006 - 09/30/2011
Priority Area: 8 (one or two allowable activities)
Allowable Activities: Pre-marital education and marriage skills training for engaged couples and for couples or persons interested in marriage (#4) and marriage mentoring programs, which use married couples as role models and mentors in at-risk communities (#7).
Organization Description: Since 1996, Iowa Family Policy Center (IFPC), a nonprofit organization, has been dedicated to equipping, empowering, and encouraging Iowans to build communities where families and marriages are valued and strengthened. IFPC and partners will spearhead the healthy marriage initiatives and will continue to promote the formation and maintenance of marriages.
Use(s) of ACF Program Grant Funds: Resulting from collaborative efforts, the grant funds will be used to expand and strengthen premarital and marriage enrichment and develop regional collaboration support centers that will expand marriages and premarital efforts into communities.
http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ofa/hmabstrac...
They were promised $550K a year for five years by Bush's DHHS beginning in 2006, in addition to another $850K in 2004-2005 from something called the Administration for Children and FamiliesÂ’ Compassion Capital Fund...
http://discriminationdaily.com/...
LOved the pic of Rick in Iowa!

http://www.buzzfeed.com/gavon/rick-perry-eati...

what's that they say about steers and queers in Texas?

If Rick Santorum can do it too I'll vote Perry/Santorum in 2012!

America's GOT talent!

ROFLMAO

“Marriage Equality”

Since: Dec 07

Lakeland, MI

#5 Aug 30, 2011
Committin' fraud fer JEE-sus!! Can I have an a-MEN, brothers and sisters?? AMEN!! WE don't have to follow THOSE laws!! We follow GOD'S law!! And God's laws are whatever we SAY they are!! AMEN, sister!! AMEN!!

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