We have been asked if Family Council orchestrated or paid for automated telephone calls made in Fayetteville earlier this week pertaining to the “nondiscrimination” ordinance the Fayetteville City Council adopted at its Aug. 19 meeting.
Just to clear things up, Family Council did not pay for the calls, nor did we have anything to do with the making of the calls.
As you know, Family Council has been a strong and vocal opponent of the Fayetteville nondiscrimination ordinance. We are glad that numerous individuals, churches, and other groups in Fayetteville were active in the effort against the ordinance. We are glad that our policy briefs, letters, blog posts and other material were used by so many different individuals and groups.
Apparently, a Fayetteville group made automated calls directing people to a website that automatically linked people to one of our blog posts on the ordinance. This caused some people to believe we were responsible for the calls. This was not the case.
Jerry is the founder and president of Family Council. He began Family Council in 1989 after a successful effort to amend the Arkansas Constitution to prevent the use of public funds for abortions. He and his wife reside in Little Rock. They have four sons.