My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for THE FAMILY ACTION COUNCIL OF TENNESSEE INC, Nashville, TN, USA
The Family Action Council of Tennessee (FACT, an oxymoronic acronym if I ever heard one) is travesty of an organization. They claim to stand for family values and improving family functionality, health and safety and all that, but my experience of them is that they are deceitful, intolerant, exclusive, and most of all, promoters of hatred.
Recently, FACT teamed up with David Fowler to lobbied against a piece a legislature that requires vendors to the municipal government in Nashville to sign a non-discrimination affidavit (towards LGBT folk). FACT with other silent organizations to get TN state legislators to ratify a blanket policy, articulating that individual municipalities in TN (like nashville or any other city) cannot diverge from state regulations for small business; in other words, since the state doesn't have a non-discrimination policy towards LGBT folk, neither can Nashville.
Ostensibly, this policy was passed to help small businesses adhere to state regulations, if that was actually the case, why was FACT involved at all? What do they have to state regulations? Nothing. Absolutely, positively nothing.
From what I've read and talked to people from FACT, they're main concern is that people of alternative lifestyles aren't corrupting their children or business. That basically, LGBT folk are degenerates of society.
How can they call themselves a Family Action Council when they promote hate for other people, instead of love and acceptance? All I can say is that I will never, ever give a dime to these people, recommend volunteering for them or do it myself. While I believe they do some good with food drives and other charitable givings, I would also be able to, in the same breath, bless Stalin's dictatorship for taking care of people who agreed with him - forget the hundreds of thousands of people he killed. Promoting hate and intolerance, in my mind is the same.
Until FACT seriously revamps its message, I will campaign against them, and continue to advise anyone who reads this review to please think twice before offering your time, talents or capital to these people.
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