As we've detailed, Faith2Action's Janet Folger Porter has been waging a personal, dishonest jihad against Barack Obama through her WorldNetDaily columns, particularly over the birth certificate issue. But is she misusing Faith2Action resources in the process?
The tagline on Porter's column has been altered in the course of Porter's recent rantings. The statement that Porter is "president of Faith2Action" is now followed by an asterisk, which leads to a note at the end stating, "*Title and affiliation for identification purposes only." That's misleading and meaningless, since Porter is using the Faith2Action website for her Obama-hate crusade as well as her other right-wing political activism that is Faith2Action's ostensible purpose. There are links on the front page to Porter's column (with the headline "Obama Is an Immigrant") as well as links to other politically related items that are presumably outside Faith2Action's stated mission of "help[ing] provide an overview of what the different branches of the cultural war are doing before you choose to enlist":
- Hillary to Head State: Is It Constitutional?
- See Obama's Certificate of Birth Posted Online
- Why Barack Hussein Obama will veer Left
Further, a Dec. 9 "Hot Battle Action Steps" item (PDF) states the following:
We should start praying for President-elect Barack Obama. God’s Word instructs us to pray for those in authority even if we strongly disagree with them.
However, the issue of whether Obama is truly qualified to serve as President has yet to be determined. If he isn’t a natural born citizen, the U.S. Constitution prohibits him from taking office. We have a new website where you can find ads, videos, articles, and action steps at www.obamaforgery.com
The large TV media outlets need to be contacted, asking them to start providing coverage of what could very well be the “story of the century”
State that we need Congressional hearings immediately to determine whether the Constitutional requirements are really met by Barack Obama.
Please also make some calls to the White House (President Bush) at 202-456-1414, the Attorney General’s office at 202-514-2000, and the FBI at 202-324-3000 and ask them to get involved, asking for the release of Obama’s real birth certificate.
Write a letter to Chief Justice John Roberts and CC: the 8 Associate Justices asking them to review the Obama citizenship cases. The names of the Associate Justices are Samuel A. Alito, Clarence Thomas, Antonin Scalia, Anthony M. Kennedy, David H. Souter, John Paul Stevens, Stephen G. Breyer, and Ruth Bader Ginsberg. Make copies for each justice, seal them in individual envelopes, and then send them together in one larger envelope by FedEx or some other form of expedited delivery since time is of the essence. (The justices cannot be reached by phone, fax, or e-mail.) The address is U.S. Supreme Court, 1 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20543
Further, the Yes to Democracy blog notes that last month, Faith2Action issued a press release about a planned ad on the birth certificate issue in the Washington Times, but that the ad itself does not carry Faith2Action' does not seem to appear on it, rather the address is the law firm of Philip Berg, whose lawsuit over the birth certificate has garnered much right-wing attention. Further, "on 17 November, Berg's website takes responsibility for the ad - with no mention of Faith2Action."
It's unclear exactly what tax status Faith2Action holds -- none is listed on the Faith2Action website, and the its donation page states that donations made via that particular link "not tax-deductible and will be used to win the cultural war through lobbying and legislative efforts," adding: "To make a donation that is tax deductible, make your check payable to 'Faith2Action 4 Education' and send it to P.O. Box 633, Dania Beach, FL 33004."
The "Hot Battle Action Steps" prominently begins by begging for money: "For several months, Faith2Action has been operating on very low funds. If you can help us in any way, it would be greatly appreciated."
The fact that Porter and WND felt the need to go the asterisk route to suggest that Porter's columns don't represent Faith2Action tells us that there is some tax-exempt status that is threatened by Porter's Obama-hate.
But Porter's status as president of Faith2Action is not for "identification purposes only" if Porter is using Faith2Action resources to further her Obama-hate crusade -- possibly in violation of any tax-exempt status F2A holds.
Perhaps Porter should share with her readers and F2A donors how exactly Faith2Action donations are being spent and how her anti-Obama activism, and her use of F2A resources in pursuing it, fulfills F2A's mission.