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American Family Association (AFA)

The American Family Association (AFA), based in Tupelo, Miss., is a United States non-profit organization that promotes conservative fundamentalist Christian values. It opposes same-sex marriage, pornography, and abortion. The AFA has been listed as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center as of November 2010 for the “propagation of known falsehoods” and the use of “demonizing propaganda” against LGBT people.

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Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal defends upcoming anti-gay prayer rally

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-La.)
The event, called The Response, has drawn heavy criticism because of the anti-gay views of its sponsor organization, the American Family Association. [...]

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Fischer: Gay marriage decision the ‘Roe v. Wade of sodomy based marriage’

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
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To say that anti-gay Religious Right groups are furious with the U.S. Supreme Court would be a massive understatement and nobody was more livid about it than the American Family Association's Bryan Fischer, who spent two segments of his radio program today blasting the Court for having now issued [...]

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Civil rights groups to RNC: GOP should stop associating with anti-gay groups

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Reince Priebus is Chairman of the Republican National Committee.
WASHINGTON -- The Southern Poverty Law Center and a coalition of civil rights groups on Wednesday called on the head of the Republican National Committee (RNC) to urge party members to disassociate themselves from groups behind this week’s Values Voter Summit because of their relentless demonization of the LGBT community. [...]

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AFA’s Bryan Fischer: Homosexuality ‘causes an inner revulsion’

Friday, August 22, 2014
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American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer kicked off his radio program Thursday with a discussion about the revulsion that God feels whenever gay people have sex, which is the same disgust that all human beings feel when thinking about it unless, that is, they have been brainwashed by society to [...]

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AFA’s Fischer: All gay people should be banned from holding public office

Monday, August 18, 2014
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On Friday, Texas Governor Rick Perry was indicted by a grand jury over his efforts to force Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg to resign from office following her arrest for drunk driving. Lehmberg is gay and so, naturally, Bryan Fischer used this story to proclaim on his radio program [...]

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Hate group: Archie destroying America’s youth by promoting homosexuality

Tuesday, August 12, 2014
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Tim Wildmon and Ed Vitagliano of the anti-gay “hate group” American Family Association are upset about the direction of Archie Comics, and spoke with Religious Right pundit Larry Tomczak on Monday’s edition of “Today’s Issues” about how Archie is corrupting young people with messages promoting “the occult and homosexuality.” [...]

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Fischer doesn’t want to think about two men having sex while eating a Whopper

Monday, July 14, 2014
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Anti-gay activists were not happy with the news that Burger King was selling an LGBT pride-themed burger at one San Francisco location. On Friday’s radio program, Bryan Fischer said that the American Family Association is thinking about issuing an “action alert” about it out of concern that “if this isn’t [...]

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Sandy Rios claims Mark Kirk is a ‘closet homosexual’ out to ruin the GOP

Thursday, June 26, 2014
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.)
On her radio program Wednesday, American Family Association government affairs director Sandy Rios fumed over Thad Cochran’s victory over Chris McDaniel in Mississippi’s runoff primary election, which she blamed on ... [...]

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Rick Santorum: Business owners who refuse to serve gays sent to ‘re-education camps’

Tuesday, June 24, 2014
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Even though Rick Santorum came under fire during his presidential campaign for appearing on Bryan Fischer’s radio program, the former senator stopped by Fischer’s show again today to promote his film studio’s new movie, “One Generation Away: The Erosion of Religious Liberty.” The movie, which was made in conjunction [...]

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For marriage equality opponents, the losing streak continues to grow

Sunday, June 15, 2014
Christine Weick protests outside a federal courthouse on March 3, 2014, before a trial that could overturn Michigan's ban on gay marriage in Detroit. Faced with a losing streak, some longtime opponents of gay marriage now say that its nationwide legalization via a Supreme Court ruling is inevitable. Others refuse to concede, and some leaders of that cohort will be rallying on Thursday, June 19, at a March for Marriage in Washington.
For foes of same-sex marriage, their losing streak keeps growing. Some sense a lost cause, others vow to fight on. On Election Day in 2012, they went 0-for-4 on state ballot measures. A year ago, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the federal government must recognize same-sex marriages. And over [...]

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