The American Family Association is up in arms over a decision by Indiana’s bureau of motor vehicles to offer license plates that benefit the Indiana Youth Group, an organization which provides safe spaces for LGBT youth and straight allies. The license plate would cost an additional $40, $25 of which would go to IYG, and feature a rainbow with a handprint.
Naturally, the AFA’s Indiana chapter is displeased with the move, warning that the license plate which will help “a group which recruits teens into the homosexual lifestyle”:
Micah Clark, Executive Director of the American Family Association of Indiana noted that other plate interests rejected by the BMV have often taken their case to the legislature. Such was the case with Indiana’s National Motto “In God We Trust Plate” license plate which now appears on more then 2 million Hoosier automobiles. For some reason the homosexual group went back to the agency again and received approval from the BMV. It is doubtful that the legislature would have approved a plate for a controversial group like the Indy Youth Group.
“You have to question what the BMV was thinking when they approved a license plate for a group which recruits teens into the homosexual lifestyle. Since health risks do not seem to matter, what is to prevent a cigar club from now getting a license plate from the BMV?”
“State agencies should be neutral in the politically charged culture war especially the promotion of homosexuality among minors. It is very disappointing that Indiana is the first state in the nation to have a license plate celebrating youth involved in homosexual behaviors,” said Clark.