Andy Kopsa

Off The Record: On Religion, Politics & Equality

The Family Leader, Bob Vander Plaats & Chuck Hurley hocking marriage amendment in Iowa (again)

I wrote part of this post yesterday prompted by a One Iowa alert that the anti-marriage equality bill was being promoted around Iowa again.  Of course, if one knows Iowa, … Continue reading

January 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

Beware the Iowa “Religious Conscience Protection Act” & Update

UPDATE:  HSB 50 was killed today: Earlier today, House members met to discuss House Study Bill 50, the Marriage Discrimination Act, which would have allowed individuals and businesses to deny accommodations … Continue reading

February 7, 2011 · 6 Comments

Family Research Council’s Federally Funded State Affiliates – Culture War outlets

Although the Family Research Council – the anti-gay organization that has earned “Hate Group” status from The Southern Poverty Law Center – apparently receives federal funding, a handful of their … Continue reading

January 28, 2011 · 1 Comment

Audio: Iowa Anti-Retention Rally Bob Vander Plaats & Chuck Hurley

JudgeBusRally – click it This is the full recording of the final “no” on judicial retention Judge Bus rally in Des Moines last week.  Speaking on the steps of Iowa … Continue reading

November 2, 2010 · 1 Comment

Anti-Gay Marriage Interests Target Iowa Judicial Retention Vote

Here is my article from today’s Iowa Independent attempting to illustrate the convergence of out of state anti-gay groups and their impact on the November 2 Judicial Retention Vote.  Please … Continue reading

October 21, 2010 · Leave a comment

Your tax dollars at work: Iowa Family Policy Center’s $3 million in federal grants

Between 2004 and 2009 the openly anti-gay, politically active, Christian based, Iowa Family Policy Center (IFPC) received over $3 million in federal grants through the Administration for Children and Families’ … Continue reading

April 13, 2010 · 5 Comments
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