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Janet Porter, formerly known as Janet Folger, is the founder and president of Faith2Action, a site dedicated to defending "pro-family" values but mostly known for as a group opposing the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2007. Folger is an evangelical Christian and a young earth creationist. Folger holds a master's degree in communications from Cleveland State University, and once worked for a Christian radio station writing and producing commercials. She does not have any degree in human sexuality, psychology or science. She is strong pro-life supporter. She has appeared on many news outlets, programs, and radio programs. She has also engaged in numerous debates; such as Planned Parenthood president, Gloria Feldt; National Organization of Women (NOW) president, Kim Gandy; former NOW president, Patricia Ireland; Jack Kevorkian; and spokespeople from the ACLU; The Human Rights Campaign; NARAL; GLSEN; and several atheist organizations.
Ms. Porter released a documentary Evolution vs. Creation in which she relied on the crack researchers of Duane Gish's Institute for Creation Research to misguidedly attack science in the hope of propping up her religious beliefs in its place. To see a complete refutation of her work, click here to see Part 1 and Part 2.
Views towards homosexuality
Porter has been heavily criticized as a hateful bigot towards homosexuals, such a comparing homosexuality to alcoholism and "kleptomania". Porter firmly believes Christians are being victimized by the media and popular culture. Gay rights groups have persuaded Americans that Christians who condemn homosexuality are intolerant, she said, while actually it is gay people and their supporters who are intolerant of Christians. She says they are "forcing people to embrace their behavior". To illustrate her point that Christians are being targeted, she points to politicians policing schools not for guns or drugs, but to check for any children praying.
Porter's books are written to further push the agenda of the Religious Right.
- Truth to Go (2008)
- The Criminalization of Christianity (2005)
- What's a Girl to Do? While Waiting for Mr. Right (2004)
- True to Life, Porter's life story and dramatic lessons learned in the pro-life movement.
- 30 Seconds to Common Sense (2001)