Among the many things WikiLeaks discovered in the DNC email leaks, one thread in particular should worry those who appreciate religious freedom.
According to the emails, a man by the name of Mike Gehrke, vice president of a consulting firm called Benenson Strategy Group, had been in contact with the DNC communications director Luis Miranda, and deputy communications directorMark Paustenbach.
According to Gehrke, his colleague Amy Levin had been involved with a group called the “Movement Advancement Project” for a couple years, with the intent to come up with messaging and “creative executions,” in order to get around religious freedom laws.
Gehrke wanted to set up a meeting with the DNC, to give them a presentation of their work. On May 16th, it was reported that they were to meet on “Wednesday at 1pm.”
The Movement Advancement Project (MAP) is an LGBT think tank that specializes in developing persuasion tactics.
MAP’s work helps educate and persuade public audiences (such as policymakers, allied organizations and funders, media and the American public) and helps support LGBT movement audiences (including LGBT organizations and advocates, and LGBT funders).
By articulating the need for change and outlining solutions in a comprehensive and compelling way, MAP enables these audiences to better understand the need for change, become motivated to act, and take effective action:
- Policymakers can better understand the challenges facing LGBT Americans, feel more compelled to take action, and more effectively advocate for solutions that best achieve equality.
- Allied Organizations & Funders can gain a better sense of how LGBT issues intersect with their existing work and funding, feel more compelled to act in favor of LGBT equality, and have a better sense of how to take effective action.
MAP apparently has some big-money donors, and it is clear that the Democrat party is being dramatically influenced by this and other groups such that 4% of the population is leading 96% of the population around by the nose. This is not theoretical, the recent debacle where these fanatics have insisted on and won the right for men to use women’s restrooms, locker rooms and changing rooms, and for women to do the same in men’s facilities is just one indication that the Democrats are in bed with groups such as MAP that have the objective of eliminating religion and religious practices from American society.