FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 19, 1997
Contact: Don Jackson, President - (937) 236-5433 Christian Family Network
"For Better Or For Worse?"...Pro-Family Groups Says, "Worse"
A nationally published cartoon strip, "For Better Or For Worse" is
for the second time being used to push the homosexual agenda. This
has many people across the nation upset at the blatant disregard for
values and morality being shown by the cartoonist and the
newspapers that are running the series.
Cartoonist Lynn Johnston's syndicated strip, distributed to over
1700 newspapers, will center on the "love life" of a homosexual
character, Lawrence, who was "outed" in a previous series that ran
several years ago. Because of plans to run this series of comic
strips with a homosexual theme, a national pro-family organization is
urging action by those opposed to the homosexual lifestyle.
Christian Family Network, in conjunction with other pro-family
organizations, feels it is necessary to respond to this attack on the
family. CFN is asking people with subscriptions to newspapers
carrying "For Better Or For Worse" to call and respectfully ask that
their newspapers NOT be delivered on this Wednesday, Thursday,
Friday, and Saturday; the days that the homosexual agenda will be
pushed through the comic strip. CFN is quick to point out that this
is not a boycott of newspapers, but is a way of letting all involved
know that the American public is unwilling to be an accomplice to
the liberal homosexual agenda. While the cartoonist may have her
right to draw the strip she wants, and the newspapers have the right
to run the strip, consumers likewise have a right not to be subjected
to the harmful effects this material may have on their families.
The "comic page," read by all family members including the very
young, is one place in the newspaper that should be safe from
Cartoonists and newspapers have a responsibility to ensure that the
comic page is available for safe, healthy, enjoyable entertainment.
This page should not be used as an indoctrination tool for the
The media, in its many forms, has become the cheerleader for the
homosexual movement and are the true "change-agents" of society.
This is another example of media power gone wrong; where that
power is used in an effort to reshape the public's opinion of the
homosexual lifestyle. In reality, homosexuality is immoral,
unscriptural, and unhealthy. We hear the 'media elite" speak of
tolerance, but we must stand firm and say that some things were not
meant to be tolerated and this is one of them.
"There have been but a handful of newspapers of the 1700 carriers
of "For Better Or For Worse" that have declined the series, stated
CFN President Don Jackson. "While most newspapers have
decided to aid and abet the homosexual agenda, we intend to have
an impact on as many of them as possible. The subscription
cancellation action is to take place across the nation beginning
Monday. Pro-family groups feel that though the actions are simple
and easy, they WILL make a difference."
"If people respond in this way to their local newspaper, it sends a
very strong message that the American public is unwilling to be an
accomplice to the liberal homosexual agenda being pushed on us at
every opportunity through every imaginable medium," says Jackson.
"This is not a boycott of newspapers; it is simply our way of
declining to participate in the homosexual agenda. We have no
other option than to let our voices be heard. Silence is the door of