Of all the things you could criticize Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for, the American Family Association and the perpetually unhinged Regina Griggs from Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays are upset because the two mortgage giants gave small amounts of money to gay rights groups, which means they now have a full-fledged case of The Gay:
The Freddie Mac Foundation has given more than $125,000 to homosexual activist groups over the last three years, and the Fannie Mae Foundation has given $80,000 to such groups in the past decade.
$205,000 over the course of a decade for two organizations with trillions of dollars in holdings. That’s something to get outraged over. And don’t look now, here comes the feigned persecution:
Shawn Flaherty, a spokeswoman for Freddie Mac, told PFOX that she was not sure whether the ex-“gay” group would meet grant guidelines. However, Griggs says Flaherty noted the Foundation focuses on three priorities — stable homes, foster care and adoption, and youth development.
“What could be more important than supporting marriage as a man and one woman, adoption by heterosexual couples, and how about telling youth the truth — you’re not born that way [homosexual], that change is possible?” she wonders. “It was interesting because her other comment was that ‘the grants have not focused on the gay community. It’s a piece of it.’ That’s my tax dollars silencing me, silencing our organizations, coming after [Christian non-profits]. This is unbelievable.”
What’s unbelievable is just how far these nuts are willing to go to dredge up fake outrage.