Mountain Association for Community Economic Development
The Mountain Association for Community Economic Development (MACED) has received $175,000 from the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) since 2018, including its most recent grant of $40,000 for the 2020-2021 grants cycle.
MACED works to help give people a leg up in starting businesses and getting out of economic distress with an innovative lending program and through education. However, MACED also works to advance the LGBT ideology through its social media feeds, in direct violation of CCHD grant guidelines.
For example this April 1, 2022 Twitter post promotes the practice of grooming and promoting LGBT ideologies to the youth:
Also, this Dec 3, 2021 tweet focuses on the promotion of LGBT ideologies to children:
On June 1, 2022, MACED promoted the “Lige Clarke Liberation Fund” that “ensures LGBTQ+ youth and communities can rise where they are already rooted!”
MACED’s promotion of LGBT activism stretches back to at least 2019 according to this Facebook post. This demonstrates that CCHD was negligent in thoroughly vetting this grantee.
More recently in October, MACED retweeted Pikeville Pride’s post proclaiming “Happy Pride, yall!”
In fact, MACED wrote an article on its own website in October 2019 giving a boost to public awareness and support for the Pikeville Pride Event.
MACED is directly responsible for the promotion of LGBTQ ideologies, including promotion of homosexualism to youth across its social media feeds. This information was very easy to find on MACED’s website and social media feeds, showing that either the CCHD never vetted the organization, or CCHD agrees with these activities. Whatever the case, this is in direct violation of both Catholic moral teaching and CCHD grant guidelines. Funding must be revoked immediately.