IFAS | Freedom Writer | July/August 1995 | solicit.html

Oh, those letters!

The Freedom Writer office receives hundreds of direct mail solicitations each month. Some are bizarre; some are amusing. Here are a few excerpts from recent letters.

Phil Gramm for President. "Because you are a recognized leader in your community, I wanted to tell you firsthand that I am running for President of the United States. And since I'm organizing a core group of my most prominent supporters, I wanted to ask you personally to be one of the first to join my campaign as a member of my '96 Steering Committee."

Pat Robertson for the Christian Coalition. "And the Left could easily recapture control of Congress in 1996 by winning only a few seats...which would put us right back where we started with radicals back in control of our government."

Pat Robertson for the Christian Broadcasting Network. "As you read today's headlines, have you ever wondered if we're witnessing the 'signs of the times' spoken of in the Bible signaling the last days? Our world is being shaken like never before. Nation rising up against nation, false religions, violent crime, famine, and natural disasters. These are the signs of the times Jesus instructed His disciples to watch for as the final day nears."

Pat Robertson for the American Center for Law & Justice. "Today, we see a deliberate, all-out effort to eradicate religious belief from every vestige of public life. This assault is furious and unrelenting so dangerous and intense that it can be considered nothing less than a deliberate attempt at 'religious cleansing' in the American Republic!"

Dr. James Dobson. "Warning: This letter should not be read by children or by those who do not wish to know the truth about 'a woman's right to choose'."

Beverly LaHaye. "Pat Robertson once gave a powerful illustration about a raindrop. One raindrop by itself seems insignificant, but combined with others it forged the Grand Canyon and formed the vast oceans of the world. LifeLine, at literally no cost to you, provides the vehicle for everyone with Concerned Women For America to join hands and together become a mighty force for moral and spiritual justice in America. For too long our long distance dollars have gone to support immoral causes such as abortion, Christian anti-bias, and militant homosexuality, but we had no choice. AT&T, MCI, and SPRINT have for years helped support at least one of these issues if not all. LifeLine is a 'God Send' to the Christian community. We now have a choice."

Joseph Foreman for Missionaries to the Preborn. "Can you see how such a simple thing as signing up with AmeriVision's long distance telephone service LifeLine for your long distance phone calling will both save you money, as well as multiply our opportunity to organize and support the people all over the country whose daily sacrifice is literally forcing the abortion industry to its knees?"

Rev. Jerry Falwell. "I cannot believe what I have read. The Vice President Al Gore, and his wife Tipper, recently entertained 150 radical homosexual leaders in their home. I wonder how much of our tax funds were used to wine and dine these perverted homosexuals who absolutely hate everything that you and I and most decent, God-fearing citizens stand for."

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