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WASHINGTON – Abiding Truth Ministries, a pro-family activist group, today named WND founder Joseph Farah among the nation’s top-10 “pro-family champions.”
“I rate these groups and individuals based upon my own subjective ‘Courage Index,'” explained Scott Lively, director of the group. “In my estimation, the following groups/individuals have the most of it and have risked the most in defense of biblical truth on the issue of homosexuality.”
Besides Lively’s own group, the list includes:
- Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth.
- Brian Camenker of MassResistance.
- Joseph Farah of WND.
- Linda Harvey of Mission: America.
- Bryan Fisher of American Family Association.
- Mat Staver, Matt Barber and Judith Reisman of Liberty Counsel.
- Dr. Joseph Nicolosi of the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality.
- Regina Griggs of Parents and Friends of Gays and Ex-Gays.
- Bishop E.W. Jackson of Exodus Faith Ministries.
Lively is the author of the controversial book, “The Pink Swastika,” about the homosexual influence within the Nazi hierarchy. Abiding Truth Ministries’ mission is to promote and defend the biblical view of marriage and family through education, training and funding.
“I am very grateful to be honored by Abiding Truth Ministries and to be included among such distinguished and courageous luminaries,” said Farah.
Farah is the only former top newspaper executive in America to form an independent, national online news outlet back in 1997 – the very first of its kind. He is the author or co-author of 13 books that have sold more than 5 million copies. Prior to launching WND.com, he was editor-in-chief of the Sacramento Union, then the oldest daily west of the Mississippi and the original newspaper home of Mark Twain, Bret Harte and Herb Cain. Previously he served as editor-in-chief of the daily Glendale News-Press and a group of Southern California weeklies in Burbank and the surrounding communities. He was also executive news editor of the Los Angeles Herald Examiner. In 1991, he founded the Western Journalism Center, a non-profit organization sponsoring investigative reporting and journalism education. Farah took over Oliver North’s long-running daily national radio talk show, serving as host for three years. He serves as chief executive officer and editor of WND.
Farah’s many journalism awards include honors for reporting to writing headlines to honesty and courage in journalism to editing and newspaper design.
Last year Farah challenged the Conservative Political Action Conference’s decision to allow GOProud, a Republican-leaning homosexual activist group, to sponsor the largest annual gathering of conservatives in Washington. Earlier this year, GOProud was dropped from future sponsorship. He was also attacked by Ann Coulter as a “phony Christian” and a “publicity whore” for disinviting her to his “Taking America Back” conference last fall because of her support for GOProud, for which she serves on the advisory board.