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    Sunday, August 20, 2006

    Newsflash: Action Required!

    The religious right is spending billions a year to take away your rights and strip basic freedoms from the citizens of this country. Have you ever wanted to get back at these hypocritical bigots who hate everything? Are you non-violent? Maybe making them hurt a little where it counts is the answer. Hit them in their wallet and take away a bit of their spending power!

    How, you may ask? Simply go to the "Focus on the Family" website and click the resources link (look carefully, sometimes it is hidden) to pick your free items. You can pick up to $100 of free books, CDs, Videos and DVDs to be sent to whatever address you choose. That's $100 plus shipping that they don't have for their ads and campaigns! *grin*

    Now, you can have them sent to your house, they won't likely send junk mail, and then you can turn around and sell the books on eBay or turn them in to your local book store for credit to buy things you really want, or you can compost them. Doesn't matter, as long as you are getting the money out of their pockets! If they do send you stuff, that's even more money they are giving up, and you are able to keep informed about what they are doing so you can fight against that too.

    The great thing: Some of the literature is good, wholesome, secular stuff that is highly interesting or educational, and you might want it anyway. *smile*

    Instructions:

    1. Go to http://www.family.org/ and look for the "Resources" link in the blue bar on the left-hand side, right above the "Search" box, and click it.

    2. Under the "Resource Category" menu on the left-hand side, you'll notice categories such as "Back To School" . Shop away. How about a nice copy of A Parent's Guide to Preventing Homosexuality?

    3. Click the "add to cart" button under any book that interests you. Please note: Focus on the Family won't send you more than $100 worth of materials for free in any given shopping trip, so be sure to keep it reasonable and return often.

    4. Bring the total as close to $100 as you can without going over to do the most potential damage.

    5. The next screen will ask you to sign up for an account and give your information. No credit-card number required. Enter whatever name and address you like, because you won't be paying anything, and they won't be checking either.

    6. Once you've filled out all the required fields (you can also create a fake e-mail account if you're super paranoid), click "Proceed to Checkout" one more time. You'll now find yourself at the "Here Is Your Cart" field. You may have to reenter your info again after this field to actually set up your account. But just keep going until you get to the "How Much Would You Like to Donate?" page.

    7. How much would you like to donate? Zero dollars, of course. Don't be fooled by the field in the lower-right-hand corner that shows you the suggested donation amounts. Simply select "Enter other total amount" and enter 0 as the amount you would like to pay. (Don't put in a dollar sign or it will ask you for credit-card information!)

    8. Proceed to checkout.

    11. You'll now be led to a screen that will try to make you feel guilty about the amount you haven't donated. But don't feel bad! Just proceed to checkout again.

    12. Click "Checkout Now" and you're done.

    Congratulations!
    You have completed a faith-based 12 step program and helped to rip a few dollars out of the freedom-hater's pockets, ensuring that it will be a tiny bit harder for them to run their next hate campaign. Want to do more? Tell your friends and go back next month to do it again! *grin*

    I'd like to thank Andrea for passing this info along to me via a forward of the article "Shopping Spree" from "The Stranger" (Seattle alternative newspaper) about how to reduce the money available for Focus on the Family's harmful crusades.

    Here's what the only other who has blogged it had to say:

    "And if your conscience begins to bother you, think of it this way: Focus on the Family would probably like for you to have the materials anyway, because there's that minute chance that, once in your hands, the materials may inspire you to have a personal relationship with Jesus.
    Finally, don't forget to pass this information on to all your friends. Proselytizing isn't just for Christians, you know." http://matty-mcphat.livejournal.com/319366.html

    A peice discussing Dobson says:

    "Focus on the Family http://www.family.org/ Is run by this guy Dr. Dobson who's revered to all bible thumping Christians as the maker of the rules. This guy bans Abercrombie & Fitch ads, Accuses Teletubbies and Spongebob of being gay and banning gay rights parades in the Springs. People take family vacations to this place...I shit you not. Although they have a huge twirly slide that comes out of the building and back into it at their main building so I guess Its like a Brainwashed Disney World." http://www.shawnlacroix.com/2005/12/i-went-running-before-work-tonight-and.html

    5 comments:

    TheRambleman said...

    Okay, I will be getting $96 (plus S&H) of stuff in 7-10 business days. *evil grin*

    Andrea said...

    Not quite the only blogger. I first found out about this at

    http://slapnose.com/archives/2006/08/17/focus_on_this_jerks/

    Not sure how to make links live in comments so you'll have to cut and paste. Slapnose is a nice blog to visit.

    moosie said...

    hey wanted to thank you for the great tip! i have always liked fotf but now that i know what they are doing....but hey, my kids will love the $97 worth of stuff i just ordered for them! thanks again.
    moosie

    Bruce said...

    This is gold. I may repeat your message elsewhere.

    Years ago, when I was naughtier, I once convinced a guy in the US, that I was an atheist foster child living with a Christian family at a church. He honestly beleived my name was "Han Djobe" and promissed to send me material at the church, despite my protestations.

    Heh, heh, heh. Han Djobe.

    Mikey_Capital said...

    Gold my friend, gold.