If you go to the Kentucky Tea Parties' website you will find links to a number of Kentucky Tea Party sites. One of the links is American Family Association of Kentucky.
The American Family Association of Kentucky Mission Statement:
American Family Association of Kentucky
Our mission statement is based on John 10:10 where Christ states, "The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill and to destroy. I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly". This statement implies that there are two conflicting views of the world. Some people believe in God. Some oppose God and try to prevent others from receiving the love of God. These two conflicting views result in the "Cultural War". Our mission is to oppose the barriers to the flow of God's love to all people.
As you can see the American Family Association of Kentucky are Christians. Really? I thought Christianity was about saving souls, but, in my humble opinion, the American Family Association of Kentucky, seems to be about spreading fear and untruths.
On the home page of the American Family Association of Kentucky's website you will see this: "Listen to the truth about Obamacare and his death panels." When you play the audio you will hear a fellow calling himself Jeff talking to WLS radio host Mark Levine, click here to listen to the conversation or view the video at the end of this post. The conversation went something like this:
Jeff (the caller): Basically, what the document stated was, if you’re over 70 and you’d come into an emergency room and you’re on government-supported health care that you get comfort care.
Levin: What a minute. … What document and … what’s the source for this?
Jeff: This is the Obama’s new health care plan for advanced neurosurgical care.
Levin: And who issued this, HHS?
Jeff: Yes, and basically they don’t call them patients, they call them units. And instead of, they call it ethics panels or ethics committees would get together and meet and decide where the money would go for hospitals. And basically for patients over 70 years of age that advanced neurosurgical care was not generally indicated.
Levin: So, it’s generally going to be denied?
Jeff: Yes, absolutely.
So is the Christian American Family Association of Kentucky promoting the truth or are they promoting untruths and fear when they put an audio on their site claiming Obama’s new health care plan will deny emergency brain surgery for patients over 70?
Well we looked into that and here's what we found:
Q: Does Obama plan to deny emergency brain surgery for patients over 70?
A: No. A man claiming on a radio talk show to be a brain surgeon lied about that, and about a meeting of two associations of neurological surgeons, those associations say.
Snopes also says Obama’s new health care plan will deny emergency brain surgery for patients over 70, is false.
This is what the American Association of Neurological Surgeons had to say:
Neurosurgeons Condemn False Assertions Made About Health Reform Law on Mark Levin Show
Refute Statements that the Law Would Ration Neurosurgical Care for the Elderly
Washington, DC–On November 22, 2011, an individual claiming to be a “brain surgeon” made several statements referencing neurosurgical care on a Mark Levin radio show segment. The AmericanAssociation of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS)reviewed this segment and found that it contained several factual inaccuracies which we wish to clarify.
The AANS and CNS are unaware of any federal government document directing that advanced neurosurgery for patients over 70 years of age will not be indicated and only supportive care treatment will be provided. Furthermore, in conducting our own due diligence, the caller who identified himself asa brain surgeon is not actually a neurosurgeon, nor was there any session at the recent Congress of Neurological Surgeons’ scientific meeting in Washington, DC at which a purported government document calling for the rationing of neurosurgical care was discussed.
Neurosurgeons are committed to providing timely, compassionate, and state of the art treatment for all patients -- regardless of age -- who have neurosurgical conditions. As such, we have requested numerous times that this podcast be removed from Mark Levin’s website as it portrays inaccurate information which could potentially be harmful to the patients that we serve.
The American Family Association of Kentucky and post anything they want on their website and claim to be Christians, but I suggest when organizations claiming to be Christians post untruths and use fear tactics to further their political agenda, they are not doing Christianity any favors.
American Family Association of Kentucky. The video below is best viewed full screen.
American Family Association of Kentucky And Obamacare. from James Pence on Vimeo.