Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Fannie and Freddie Have The Gay

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.