Craig DeRoche is a pathological liar
Craig DeRoche, a former Republican politician, is president of Family Policy Alliance, the “action” organization of Focus on the Family.

An email from Focus on the Family is in direct contradiction to its activities and the activities of its “action” organization.

It seems that the folks at Focus on the Family would like to pretend that its 501(c)4 — Family Policy Alliance — is unaffiliated. Hardly a day goes by without some whackjob associated with Family Policy Alliance attacking transgender kids, their parents and their clinicians.

Indeed, Family Policy Alliance is obsessed with trans youth. For example:

All of the above are recent and they represent only a small sample of the outright bigotry. Furthermore, that bigotry is at the core of the organizational culture.

“Focus on the Family … asserts that trans accommodations are directly responsible for sexual assaults. (Name one!)”

Enter Dr. Danny Huerta, VP of Parenting & Youth at Focus on the Family

That doctorate, by the way, is from a for-profit trade school which does not require an internship to qualify for a mail order PsyD.

According to an email from Huerta:

Since the beginning, God has designed each and every human being with inherent value and worth. This month, learn what the Bible says about human value, then share it with others by making them a Value Sheet! One easy expression of love can make a world of difference in someone’s life, so don’t be shy to share how much you value someone.

In addition to all of the hate that Focus’ affiliated Family Policy Alliance promotes, Danny Huerta is responsible for similar bullshit that I wrote about in December, 2020. Focus has a parents’ guide to LGBTQ issues in public schools. Focus on the Family (Huerta) essentially claims that gay people recruit children. However that pales in comparison to the rampant transphobia.

Focus on the Family (above link) asserts that trans accommodations are directly responsible for sexual assaults. (Name one!) Moreover, they claim that children should be told that they require a friend to accompany them to the bathroom if there are trans girls in their school.

So “don’t be shy to share how much you value someone” includes scaring the crap out of kids regarding a vulnerable minority group. That’s what passes for “love” at Focus on the Family; teaching children to hate.

“Ultimately, Focus on the Family is a purveyor of anti-LGBTQ hate.”

Furthermore, Huerta tells parents to tell children that transgender people cannot possibly exist. Moreover, if their kid suffers with gender dysphoria, they are instructed to say:
Advice from Focus on the Family

The above is surely a measure of how much value someone places on others. Furthermore, it is misleading. Transgender persons do not “change from one sex to the other.” Moreover, what children need protection from is intolerance and bigotry.

Teaching kids to hate is not only damaging to their victims but to the kids themselves. We are a diverse society in many different ways. Being part of that diversity requires respect and tolerance for “the other.”

Getting back to the quote in the email:

One easy expression of love can make a world of difference in someone’s life, so don’t be shy to share how much you value someone.

It is not possible to love, respect or value someone when someone lies about them.

Focus on the Family promotes love only to those persons that they approve of. We can safely assume that includes White, heterosexual, cisgender, Christian males. Ultimately, Focus on the Family is a purveyor of anti-LGBTQ hate.

By David Cary Hart

Retired CEO. Formerly a W.E. Deming-trained quality-management consultant. Now just a cranky Jewish queer. Gay cis. He/Him/His.