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Americans for Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH)

Americans for Truth about Homosexuality (AFTAH) is an organization which describes its mission as “exposing the homosexual activist agenda.” AFTAH rejects the idea of inborn sexual orientation and believes that people can “leave the homosexual lifestyle.” It was formed in 1996 by anti-gay activist Peter LaBarbera. In 2010, AFTAH was designated as an anti-gay hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center for spreading “hateful propaganda,” and claiming that homosexuality can be “cured.”

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Peter LaBarbera vows ‘massive civil disobedience’ to block same-sex marriages

BRIAN TASHMAN | Right Wing Watch | Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Peter LaBarbera of Americans For Truth About Homosexuality is not exactly pleased with the Supreme Court’s decision not to hear appeals on several marriage equality cases, warning in a statement today that as a result of the court’s non-decision “we live not in freedom but under tyranny.”

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LaBarbera: ‘Masculine men do not have sex with other men’

KYLE MANTYLA | Right Wing Watch | Thursday, June 5, 2014
Peter LaBarbera
Peter LaBarbera was recently interviewed by a former Infowars reporter named David Ortiz who asserted that acceptance of homosexuality represents “the death of the American male because you cannot be a masculine nation and support homosexuality.” "LaBarbera asserts that "masculine men do not have sex with other men."

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Anti-gay hate group leader back to U.S. after spending night in jail in Canada

| Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Peter LaBarbera, arrested in Canada on April 14, 2014.
NAPIER, Illinois -- Anti-gay activist Peter LaBarbera is back home in Illinois after spending 24 hours in custody in Canada for demonstrating against homosexuality and abortion at the University of Regina in Saskatchewan.

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U.S. anti-gay hate group leader Peter LaBarbera arrested in Canada

| Monday, April 14, 2014
Peter LaBarbera
REGINA, Saskatchewan -- Peter LaBarbera, the leader of the anti-gay hate group Americans for Truth about Homosexuality (AFTAH), was arrested Monday at the University of Regina for violating a no trespass instruction given by campus security officials.

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Hate group leader Peter LaBarbera detained at Canadian airport

| Friday, April 11, 2014
Peter LaBarbera
REGINA, Saskatchewan -- The leader of a U.S.-based anti-gay group was detained by Canadian Border Services officials on Thursday at the Regina, Saskatchewan airport.

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U.S. conservatives form global coalition to encourage anti-gay laws abroad

| Friday, February 21, 2014
Scott Lively
WASHINGTON -- Two longtime opponents of the U.S. gay-rights movement on Friday announced formation of a coalition that will seek to persuade more countries around the world to follow Russia's example in passing laws that restrict gay rights.

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U.S., British anti-gay activists spread homophobic messages at Jamaica conference

| Monday, December 9, 2013
Peter LaBarbera
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Two prominent U.S. and British anti-gay activists attended a conference in Jamaica over the weekend to urge their counterparts and the Jamaican government to retain that country's colonial era law banning homosexual activity.

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Meet Janet Mefferd, the go-to radio host for anti-LGBT hate mongers

LUKE BRINKER | Equality Matters | Sunday, October 27, 2013
Janet Mefferd
Janet Mefferd has become one of talk radio's most relentless purveyors of homophobia, using her eponymous program to provide a platform to fringe anti-LGBT activists and to spout her own bigoted, occasionally conspiracy-minded views.

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Anti-gay activists gather outside HRC headquarters to denounce Pride Month

| Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Brody Levesqua, LGBTQ NationPeter LaBarbera (at podium); holding sign at right is Patrick Mangan.
WASHINGTON -- A group of leading anti-gay activists led by Peter LaBarbera, president of The Americans For Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH), held a press conference in front of the Human Rights Campaign's national headquarters on Tuesday to denounce LGBT Pride month.

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Peter LaBarbera finds it ‘reassuring’ when gays are affected by STIs, violence

BRIAN TASHMAN | Right Wing Watch | Friday, April 19, 2013
Peter LaBarbera
Peter LaBarbera of Americans For Truth About Homosexuality spoke to “Coach” Dave Daubenmire last week, telling Daubenmire that he finds it “reassuring” that the gay community is impacted by STIs and violence as it confirms to him that “God believes [homosexuality] is an abomination.”

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