Anti-Gay Marriage Group Received $3 Million In Federal Funds

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Our tax dollars at work? According to the Iowa Independent:

The Christian-based Iowa Family Policy Center (IFPC), a non-profit group leading the effort to repeal gay marriage in Iowa, received more than $3 million in Federal funds between 2004 and 2009 through two subsidiaries of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The Federal grants support the IFPC’s Marriage Matters program, a weekend retreat program for couples which includes marriage and pre-marital mentoring.

The Iowa Supreme Court legalized gay marriage on April 3, 2009 but since then, the IFPC and its political action committee, the IFPC Action PAC, have led in the effort to undo the ruling.

Recipients of Federal funds cannot discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion or disability in providing services, but discrimination based on sexual orientation is not prohibited.

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16 Responses to Anti-Gay Marriage Group Received $3 Million In Federal Funds

  1. feminazi says:

    Why am I not surprised? Angered but not surprised to see my taxes going to support such a vile group. I mean, the U.S. government agreed to give Israel a staggering $30 billion dollars in foreign aide over a 30 year period so they can practice Apartheid against the Palestinians, so why not $3 million to a group of Iowa bigots targeting gay dignity and gay rights?

  2. Robbie says:

    I’m not shocked my federal tax dollars are being wasted on hateful bigots like this. They’re not different than the geriatrics protesting against our government on Tax Day.

  3. HalfGay says:

    Now this makes me want to protest taxes … WTF? We should be adding this to the list of things that need changing now.

  4. Fran says:

    There has to be some law they are breaking by doing this, clearly this is discrimination.

  5. Woodcliffe says:

    As long as organized “religion,” like Catholicism to Scientology, is designated tax exempt, we’re giving them a free ride to behave as political activist groups.

    This is one of the reasons I am adamantly opposed to churches paying no income tax.

  6. Pechanga says:

    I would curious to know how many federal dollars went to fund Proposition 8?

    If anyone knows, post the number.

  7. bradfrmphnx says:

    That doesn’t seem right, not that it isn’t. But how is it that federal monies can be used to discriminate in a country that holds itself up as “the land of the free?”

    Maybe it’s because we aren’t really so free.

  8. Jolly Roger says:

    The “faith-based initiative” is an unconstitutional blasphemy and needs to be shut down.

    If I wanted Jesusistanis to have my money, I’d go to church. This, IMHO, is taxation without representation.

  9. Poker Face says:

    Excuse me.
    Barack Obama was not President in 2004.
    What is WITH you people???

  10. Poker Face,

    Excuse me.

    Where did anyone here mention President Obama?

    Not one mention of him. NOT ONE.

    This is a thread about the inequity of the tax code and the tax code is written by the Congress.


    Now, take your PUMA ass back to No Quarter or whatever other gutter you call home but STAY OFF MY BLOG.

  11. Brigadoon says:

    This nation’s infrastructure is crumbling, our schools are falling apart, and the unemployment fund is an ongoing battle but, $3 million of my tax dollars went to this group? What the hell am I missing here?

  12. DMason says:

    I wonder of Maggie Gallagher knows she can use tax dollars in her effort to repeal marriage equality? She’s not very smart so probably no. I do think this practice need to end. I don’t want my tax money used for antigay anything.

  13. Prairiedog says:

    Poker Face must be the last surviving Puma on the blogosphere. I thought they all died off after the 2008 Democratic primary was decided.

    In any case, this Iowa group has no right to get tax dollars to limit or restrict the civil liberties of any protected class of Americans and this includes gay and lesbian Americans.

    The Congress needs to change the uniform tax code to guarantee this doesn’t happen again. If they fail, there’s an election in November and I have a long memory.

  14. Adirondacky says:

    I think an audit and full disclosure of where our taxes are going. I think it’s appalling U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is so cavalier with the bank account.

  15. TOM339 says:

    This is a very troubling revelation, Christopher.

    I have often wondered where all the tax dollars I pay go each year. While $3 million is chump change in the scheme of the Federal budget, you are left to wonder what else is the government funding without our knowledge or approval?

  16. Matteo says:

    Dovetailing on this post, I happened to come across this jewel.

    Hawaii scenario: GOP & Dem candidates allied with radical, global, faith-healing, anti-gay organization.

    As goes Uganda, so goes Hawaii?”

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