Lafayette Council Decides on DQSH Tonight!
LFF Commentary | September 2018

Last night, the Lafayette Library Board of Control met for their regular monthly meeting and heard two hours of public comment - all centered around men dressed in drag reading books on “sexual-orientation." Twenty out of the thirty-three speakers respectfully opposed the program, including LFF Director of Operations and Development and Pastor of Nouvelle Church of the Nazarene, Dale Hoffpauir. The Lafayette Library Director that approved and coordinated the program sat silently through the comment period and later spoke to KATC news: "It’s true there are always two sides however, I feel strongly that this program is important. I would’ve never brought it forward had I not felt that." This contradicts the good librarian's earlier assertion that Delta Lambda Phi proposed the program.

Tonight, the Lafayette City-Parish Council will weigh in on Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH). Both the Council and  Library Board claim no authority to cancel the program, but the public will have an opportunity to encourage the Lafayette City-Parish Council to join Mayor President Joel Robideaux in protecting the children of Lafayette. Councilmen William Theriot and Jared Bellard have filed a resolution denouncing DQSH and will seek a favorable vote. The meeting is open to the public but there is limited seating. Your voice is needed to lend some common sense on this issue. This meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. and there will be an opportunity for public comment. Please arrive early to get a seat. You can also email the Council members by CLICKING HERE and using our 60-Second Brigade Alert Action system.

Public libraries, like the Public Square, are meant to be neutral, not political or sexually oriented. Library personnel are not allowed to pursue their own political agenda. Based on internal correspondence among library personnel, when the idea of Drag Queen Story Hour was planned and discussed, library staff ceased being neutral and took on the role of advocates for this program. CLICK HERE to see the records released by the library in response to the Mayor’s request for records from the library.

Lafayette, Louisiana is a family oriented community of people with deep religious convictions. This event is the political product of the American Library Association, the Delta Lambda Phi Fraternity, and the “Drag Queen Story Hour” website. Indeed, the documents released by the library show an active effort to push this program through even though library personnel knew it would cause controversy and draw opposition. If the library staff were listening to the public, due to the many calls and emails to the library director against this program, it would have been called off weeks ago. 

The citizens of Lafayette are trusting the members of the City-Parish Council to ensure that children are protected from inappropriate material and to keep our library a political and sexual neutral zone. LFF continues to contend that there is no appropriate way to introduce age-inappropriate material to a child!

We hope you will join us at the Lafayette Parish Council meeting tonight. Louisiana children deserve no less than our undivided attention on this matter!


LFF Gala — 9 Days Out!
LFF Commentary | September 2018

Register now for the Louisiana Family Forum (LFF) Gala, time is running out! CLICK HERE to secure your table today! 

LFF will present an all-star lineup with Family Research Council (FRC) President Tony Perkins serving as Master of Ceremonies. Tony is LFF’s original founder and we are delighted to reflect with him on completing 20 years by commemorating past achievements and casting a vision for the next twenty.  

We are also thrilled to host Dr. Abraham Hamilton III, American Family Association (AFA) General Counsel and Public Policy Analyst, and host of American Family Radio's (AFR) The Hamilton Corner. Abraham will both challenge and bring hope to proponents of life, liberty, and limited government. The highlight of our night will be honoring fifty-nine award recipients who courageously stood firm for Louisiana families during the 2018 legislative sessions. 

At LFF, we take seriously the mission of educating and advocating to lawmakers the virtue in protecting life, advancing liberty, and limiting government’s reach into daily life. LFF does not take this assignment lightly. It is a privilege to stand alongside you in bringing Truth into focus in a culture awash with false promises, propaganda, and unmatched incivility. Now, more than ever, it’s time for us to take a stand for liberty and to live and work consistently with an authentic Christian faith and witness.

Our mission to give voice to the traditional values of Louisiana would not exist without the prayers and support of families across our state. We will continue to shine the light into the dark places for another two decades and beyond. 

See you next Thursday at the Gala!


Kavanaugh Challenged!
Committee for Justice | September 2018

During Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing earlier this month, Senate Democrats seemed content just scoring points with their base by quizzing the Supreme Court nominee about President Trump, abortion, dark money, racial issues and the like. Now, in the wake of Christine Ford's sexual assault allegation against Kavanaugh, Democrats appear to be shifting to a new strategy aimed at delaying the final confirmation vote until after the November 6 election and actually defeating the nominee.

Playing to the base while implicitly acknowledging that Judge Kavanaugh's confirmation was unlikely to be slowed or stopped was a safe strategy. The same cannot be said of the new Democratic strategy that is emerging. It is politically risky while offering little upside.

The most immediate risk to Democrats comes from raising the hopes of their base by yelling "gotcha" while armed only with an accuser who waited more than three decades to come forward, can't recall many pertinent facts, and recently signed a letter denouncing President Trump. Even if Ford can satisfactorily address the resulting doubts, Democrats can do nothing to stop Kavanaugh without the cooperation of Senate Republicans, who, among other concerns, may be wary about making the examination of a nominee's teenage years a precedent.


Media Narrates Trump's Fitness | September 2018

While he won’t be on the ballot this November, President Trump and his performance in office will be a key issue in this year’s midterm elections. But before the campaigning starts in earnest, TV news reporters have saturated the airwaves with subjective language about the President’s emotional state, most of it casting him as an out-of-control hothead.

Media Research Center analysts looked at every broadcast evening news story about the President from January 1 through September 10, and tallied the various words reporters have used this year to describe Trump’s state of mind, grouping them by category.

Broadcast journalists were most likely to describe the President as angry, often using highly-charged words to paint him as unhinged or out-of-control. Viewers heard Trump variously described as “furious” (17 times), “fuming” (14), “outraged” (8), “venting” (5), “infuriated” (5), “livid” (3), “enraged” (3), “seething” (2), or just plain-old “angry” (23).

"Our parish libraries are public spaces, with venues that any group or individual can reserve, on a non-discriminatory basis, as required by law. We have to be certain, however, that our internally approved programming is both appropriate and serves the needs of Lafayette Parish. That is the only way our library system will continue to enjoy the support from our community that it has historically received."
– Lafayette Mayor-President Joel Robideaux

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