STATEMENT FROM BRENDA FAM AFTER LIBELOUS ARTICLE FROM NPR FALSELY CLAIMING SHE ATTENDED AN “ANTI-LGBTQ RALLY”:
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Groups and individuals purposefully make erroneous misrepresentations about myself to manipulate the viewpoint of third parties. The goal of knowingly mislabeling person is to alienate that individual from others and to gain compliant behavior.
There are three ways an an individual responds to a false or negative labeling.
1. To defend ;
2. To work hard to prove the label is false; or
3. To move forward, and dismiss the erroneous accusation.
I choose door number 3., to move forward.
I don’t react. Instead, I make a decision to dismiss the unfounded accusation because they are designed to create a disruption and lead to a confrontation. I move forward to emotional and mental freedom. I am carefree from unfounded accusations and know my truths.
If going to a rally entitled “Protect the Children”; carrying a sign that states “Grooming Leads to Sex Trafficking” is offensive, then so be it.
Several speakers spoke at the rally and described their experience of being trafficked and being groomed. If my speech about girls, boys, and adults being groomed for sex trafficking saved one person, then my day was a success. Broward is the second leading county in Florida for sex trafficking. One in four girls will be sexually abused before becoming an adult. One in six boys will be sexually abused before reaching adulthood.
The most important part of my job Is protecting children. Don’t listen to persons trying to redirect the narrative to distract and blurr the message. This tactic is just noise.
The only time a noise-maker is valued is on New Years Eve. If you support my cause, to protect children you are welcomed to stand next to me. Doesn’t matter if you are gay, straight, black, white, Black Lives Matter, or the Proud Boys. The children don’t care who is rescuing them; they just want to be rescued.
Hope that you have a Happy New Year free from hackneyed labels.
December 7, 2022