The folks at Free Market Foundation think their organization needs a new name. The Focus on the Family affiliate in Texas spends a lot of time trying to use government for promoting conservative Christianity and suing school districts that resist. So in an e-mail blast asking supporters for help with a new name, they acknowledge that the “Free Market Foundation” brand doesn’t quite match what they do:
We think Free Market sounds more like an economic “think tank” than a pro-family policy organization.
They’ve been around since 1972 and just figured that out?
Moreover, the word “foundation” leads people to think we dole out money to other worthy causes.
And lastly, it is challenging to build grassroots momentum by promoting two names – Free Market Foundation and our legal division, Liberty Legal Institute.
We believe we would be more efficient, reduce confusion and have greater impact by adopting ONE name.
We agree. And being generous folks here at Texas Freedom Network, we’re happy to help. So how about:
Focus on the Family-Texas (Truth in advertising, at least.)
Texans for the Right Religion
Lawsuits-R-Us: Suing Schools for Jesus since 1972
SOS: Sue Our Schools Coalition
Texans for Merging Church and State
Fund More Fundamentalists (They wouldn’t have to change their initials!)
Whatever name they choose, we’re prepared to make a deal. TFN will keep supporting the right of students to practice their own religious faith if Free Market Foundation will stop trying to force all the other students to join them.
Feel free to offer other name suggestions here. We’re sure Free Market will appreciate the help.