Off The Record: On Religion, Politics & Equality
Those are the two choices presented by Heroic Media’s online quiz:
Heroic Media – via Life Always – is the organization responsible for this in NYC:
The Texas Independent – an affiliate of The American Independent Network I write for – has a fantastic article they just posted on the group behind these bulletin board:
You can click on the above image to read the full article – which of course you should – in the meantime here are some snippets:
An Austin-based anti-abortion group’s foray into the Northeast media market is causing quite the controversy. According to Texas Secretary of State records, Heroic Media founder Brian Follett** is the registered agent for Life Always, the group that paid for a three-story high billboard that’s part of Follett’s campaign targeting African-Americans in urban areas.
A reporter for the FOX affiliate in NYC interviewed the mother of the girl whose picture appears on the new billboard. Tricia Fraser told the FOX reporter that she signed her children up with a modeling agency to be photographed, and although she realized the photos could be sold as stock images, she never intended for and does not want her child’s image to be the face of an anti-abortion campaign targeting African-Americans. According to the FOX story:
“I would never endorse something like that,” Fraser said. “Especially with my child’s image.”
“I know what I went into that shoot for,” Fraser said. “And that’s not what I agreed to. I want them to take it down.”
“It’s bad enough you’re saying this about African-Americans, but then you put a child with an innocent face,” Fraser said. “I just want the image off of it. Use another image — just not hers.”
This is Brian Follett:
Brian is a white man.
Please take this quick and fun little quiz I whipped up – inspired by Heroic: