Not content with its injection of partisan politics and religious bias into Alaska marriages, Focus on the Family is campaigning to add job-benefit discrimination against gay employees and their families to the state’s constitution.
And it’s waging this campaign with the same automated phone-dialing computers that telemarketing scammers have used for years to interrupt American families’ dinner hour:
From the Associated Press via Advocate.com:
A conservative Christian group has entered the battle in Alaska over employment benefits for partners of gay people. The Colorado-based Focus on the Family is using an automated phone system to ask whether people support or oppose a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would nullify a court decision ordering Alaska to pay such benefits.
Those who support the amendment are encouraged to call their representatives.
Those who oppose the amendment get stuck with a broken autodialer that won’t release their phone line. (OK, bad joke.)