Rep. Chris Danou(D) calls WFA "hate group" for supporting Choose Life License Plates
Rep. Chris Danou (D-Trempeleau) made some outlandish allegations against Wisconsin Family Action (WFA), in his attempt to discredit WFA. Following is WFA’s president, Julaine Appling’s response.continue at WFA
“Rep. Danou’s statements today while discussing the proposed Choose Life Wisconsin license plate in the Assembly Transportation Committee show once again that people who are pro-abortion will make absolutely outrageous statements in an effort to advance their cause.
“Apparently, Rep. Danou isn’t such a hot-shot researcher. Had he been better at his research or less disingenuous in his statement, he would know that Wisconsin Family Action is not a ‘state affiliate’ with Family Research Council (FRC) or any other national or state group.
“That said, Wisconsin Family Action is proud to partner, from time to time, with Family Research Council on issues that are of mutual interest and importance. Family Research Council is run by some of our nation’s finest, including Tony Perkins, a former U.S. Marine and a former Louisiana state legislator; and Lieutenant General Gerald “Jerry” Boykin (ret.), whose 36-year military career included commands of both Delta Force and the United States Army Special Forces Command, as well as many other excellent staff members. These are most definitely the kind of people we are honored to work with and whose values we share.
“It is hard to believe that Rep. Danou would think that the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and its founder and leader Morris Dees are somehow more reputable and credible than Family Research Council. The SPLC has repeatedly been exposed for using its infamous and highly questionable comprised ‘hate groups’ listing primarily for massive fund-raising based on exaggerated representations
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