Setting the Record Straight:
An Important Policy Reminder <www.actforamerica.org/mission>
Dear Unity --
As you know, we are the largest and most influential national security grassroots advocacy organization in the nation. With a membership of over 500,000, it is common for those within our organization to express a broad diversity of views regarding a variety of matters.
Unfortunately, with this tremendous size, there exists the possibility of some advocating ideas that are inconsistent with those of ACT for America, and in some cases, are intolerable to our organization.
We hope that you will receive this email not as an indictment of your particular Chapter, if you are a Chapter Leader, or yourself personally, but rather as a cautionary revelation for what can happen should certain viewpoints dramatically inconsistent with ACT for Americaâ€™s mission <www.actforamerica.org/mission>
With the mainstream media desperate to portray our organization as radical or â€śIslamophobic,â€ť it is essential that as an ACT for America member, you do not give ammunition to this false narrative by mischaracterizing our position towards radical Islam.
Although we recognize every memberâ€™s personal view about Islam, it is our official position that we are specifically combatting those who choose to follow the radical interpretation of Islam, and who seek to use that hateful ideology to harm our citizens and to threaten our democratic freedoms.Â It is those individuals who remain the greatest threat to our nation and to Western civilization at large.
In no way, does our organization advocate, or tolerate bigotry, or threats of violence toward anyone, especially because of which God they may choose to worship.Â That is a sacred freedom afforded to each of us by the U.S. Constitution; a freedom that we will defend vigorously.
To be clear: any ACT for America member that propagates such ideas antithetical to the values of our organization will have their membership revoked immediately.
Again, this is in no way an indictment on yourself, your Chapter, or the overwhelming majority of the patriotic Americans of which our organization is composed.
Anti-American fringe groups like the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) love nothing more than to paint our entire organization with the broad brush of bigotry. We do not intend to give any additional fuel to their intellectually dishonest and lazy tactics by of the actions of a rogue member.
We are expanding our organization rapidly, and with so many allies on Capitol Hill, and within the new Presidential Administration, we are on the verge of achieving tremendous progress for our nation. With this in mind, letâ€™s focus our attention on making the United States of America a safer country -- for ourselves, our families, and all freedom-loving individuals who legally reside within our borders.
We are going to achieve great things together during the coming weeks and months, and we sincerely look forward to doing so with patriots like you by our side.
ACT for America <cqrcengage.com/act/app/document/19004500>
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